Arayaga2 (1943) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glassy black with a half-inch of poofy camel-colored head. Aroma is roasty and nutty, and taste is the same, but a bit less rich than the aroma would suggest.
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: dark brown, short creamy light tan head. aroma: suitably roasty, with dark chocolate and coffee, maybe a bit of vanilla. taste: coffee first, then a bit of dark chocolate and finally a dose of pine. finish: dry and roasty, smooth and with a bit of those piney hops and dark chocolate lingering. notes: A perfectly fine porter for an unseasonably warm November day. Good palate, balanced flavors.
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with a medium frothy beige head that diminishes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and slight hops. Light body with flavors of chocolate malt, mild coffee and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
EvanFriend (447) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty generic porter, strongish coffee notes are dominant, some floral hop notes as well.
Beerathon (1666) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprising hop presence in this, almost plays off like a black IPA. Nice roasted malt flavors of coffee and bitter chocolate. Tastes better than it smells. Cola-esque in appearance, with thin bubbly head.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a wonderful dark chocolate porter with a tan head that is smooth with an aftertaste.
obguthr (4891) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
No aroma. Black, medium tan head. Dry, cardboard and charcoal, weak. Finishes with walnut. Light body, moderate carbonation. Underwhelming.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep opaque brown color, coaxed beige head with solid lacing. Huge chocolate aroma. Taste is coffee grounds, espresso. Thin to medium body. Very nice.
kaoaaolco (8) - ft meade, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and deep flavor. Very chocolaty and malty. I really like this dark and comforting beer. Absolutely will look to buy it again.
klk343 (157) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a tan head. Roasted malt, toffee flavours. Semi-sweet but also a tad bitter aftertaste. Heavy.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark chocolate brown. One finger of light brown head. It looks like a very legitimate porter. Leaves a decent lace.
Aroma is a soft, nutty malt: hazelnut, mocha, breakfast blend coffee with just a touch of sweet (but not too sweet) caramel. I’m shocked at how good the aroma is on this.
Taste is nutty, but less pronounced than the aroma. As it warms up, the coffee bitterness really explodes. The nuttiness balances the sugar/caramel sweetness very well. It’s almost like a coffee with cream but also a shot of espresso.
The feel is chalky and dusty. This is a very solid beer, I should hope that Saranac would keep it in their regular rotation.