batneil (284) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark beer with no lasting head. Looks almost like a glass of coke. Slight fizz and mild treacly/malty taste. Nicely drinkable even though I don’t usually drink dark beers. (K)
AirForceHops (3187) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SARA. Aroma is burnt barley, roasted coffee with light touches of vanilla. Flavor is that of a nice bold porter that I would have guessed was way over 6.5 %. Flavor of a imperial. Burnt coffee, deep chocolate, barley, toasty. Mouth feel is a tad light but right for a porter under 7%. Marvelous job.
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at SARA. Aroma is intense dark chocolate and coffee. Pours dark brown to black with a very light brown head; almost off white. Taste is semi sweet chocolate with dark bread notes. Hints of cocoa with coffee roast. Mildly astringent.
ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Aroma is moderately toasty with a nice creamy oatmeal and chocolate character. Clean yeast character with faint hop notes.
Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a moderately thick, tan head that slowly recedes to the edges where it lingers. Moderately high lacing with faint legs.
Flavor has medium sweetness with moderate roast and light chocolate notes. Light oat character. Clean yeast character with hints of fruit esters. Low earthy and woodsy hop notes with medium low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice, clean porter. Lots of dark malt character, but it may be missing a bit of the English yeast character and lighter malt notes.
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with big bubbles. Aroma toasty and coffee. Taste is thin watery but nice and roadty with great robust ashyness.
jkwood04 (3949) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light coffee and chocolate notes, light hints of spices, some dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average to smoother texture. A very solid porter.
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, pours black with thinner head. Rich and dark malts, coffee, molasses, and some light smoke. Thinner to medium in body. Good but I was loving vanilla joe this time around.
AdamJackson (2622) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty black in the glass. Head is frothy almost with specks of white and brown. Creamy almost. Stale espresso beans, milk and Oreos. Very toasty throughout. Taste is very toasty. Mineral like mouthfeel. Coffee exploded in the middle and finishes long and smooth. Minor sweetness. Cocoa cookies. Very drinkable porter but very hard to drink a lot of it.
baraciisch (1885) - USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at SARA... Dark brown in color, aroma of nutty malts... Flavor is rich nutty malts, light chocolate, fairly rich... Solid, nothing crazy, but a decent porter
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mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sante Adairius, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out light dry chocolate, and some dusty roast. Flavour is pretty much the same, with dry chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth and drinkable, but nothing overly interesting. Solid porter.