slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good beer w/ an unforgetable smell, a real candy porter. A little too much caramel candy flavor than hops to balance, but one was still really nice. Maybe it was because I had a really dry mouth that night?
katrinaez (1101) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad. It is a sweeter style porter, must be the caramel and sugars. Scent has a spiced rum to it. Dark red Brown color but translucent. It has to be warm for the flavors to come out. If it is cold the flavors are gone. Flavor has some nutty and caramel, some fall warmth and makes me think of fallen leaves and campfires. Bottle
tfontana (506) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Aroma is strong caramel, also roasted malt. Appearance is dark mahogany with finger-width off-white head that quickly dissipates, fair lacing, and no sparkle. Taste is strong, rich, dark caramel with moderate sweetness balanced with mild bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, average to lively carbonation and dry finish. Overall, the caramel is so strong that it drowns out any other flavors. Not bad, but not subtle either.
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 12, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Where’s the Caramel? Where’s the porter for that matter. This seems to be a medium brown ale with a little extra coloring to disguise it as a porter.
Aroma is vegetable. Dark brown color, small white head. Taste is grass, veggie. Something like raisin in the finish. Low carb.
wicked7102 (1) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured nicely into a glass. Has a nice brown color. Aroma is one of the beers best features. Too much of an artificial taste.
TizzleJizzle (763) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle compliments of Phatdog1. Poured a clear translucent brown with a beige head. Taste of straight up caramel with a faint malt backbone. Medium carbonation, medium body. Great for the hardcore caramel enthusiast, apparently that’s not me.
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, can definitely taste the carmelized sugar, hint of chocolate. A little thin tasting overall for a porter, but Ok.
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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oddly enough this one was a bit of a white whale for me. Anyway, it pours a very dark brown with a light brown head. Lots of caramel in the nose. Papery on the tongue. Sweet with plenty of caramel and a slight, non-descript bitterness that doesn’t really help round things out. Well, at least I tried it.
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours mahogany with a ring of light tan head. Nose is caramel vanilla, sweet with lots of dark bread malt. Taste is lots of caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, and dark bread. Medium-thin body with high carbonation. Super caramel-forward and sweet, but okay in small doses.
MarkSachon (874) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Didn’t really care for the bitterness --- would have been better to err on the sweet side. The ’real’ caramel flavor did not come through for me.
generallee08 (767) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours dark brown with a deep red hue. The head is small tan in color and it makes some slick lace. It has a sweet aroma of caramel covered white bread. The flavor is simple and dominated by a heavy does of sweet caramel over some much lighter toasted bready malt notes. The flavor is almost candy like and fades slowly into the finish. Its palate is medium bodied and silky smooth. Overall its note bad but its one that I couldn’t see myself drinking more than one.