biirusaikou (1494) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Hathor. In my series "a porter is a porter", this one qualifies with the typical flavor profile. Nothing too exciting but well executed.
mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Schooner Exact, pours a dark mahogany / brown with a small tan head. Aroma reveals notes of chocolate and toasted nuts. Flavour is dry and fruity, with red fruits and light cocoa. Leaves a little something to be desired - a little too much fruitiness for a porter for me. Still, decent.
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Dark roasty notes with a hint of burnt toast. Deep jet brown with a rich light brown head. Roasty malts, Berry notes and a light burnt taste. Decent.
runaway (73) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours dark brown, almost black, with a quickly thinning but long lasting cream head that looks like a nitro. Aroma is of biscuit, toasty malt, chocolate. Flavor is similar but also bitter, watery coffee. Mouthfeel is thin and light, active, watery. Overall somewhat underwhelming... it was great until I actually put it in my mouth.
luttonm (3415) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Dark, creamy brown, lacing foam. Mild body, a little under, cola and rosehip. Chocolatey, roasty coffee and tootsie roll. Nice enough
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin brown head atop a deep brown body. Nose of coffee grounds, ash. Fairly raw flavour with cigarette butts, coffee, and a lasting bitterness through the finish. I find this rather tonic on the palate.
renaudnw (1) - Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Overall... entirely forgettable. To start out there was little aroma, even after pouring and letting it sit for a minute the aroma was faint and unremarkable. The color was a thin medium brown reminiscent of strong tea. It tasted alright (i.e. nothing especially objectionable) but there is nothing special here. The palate was as thin and watery as the color. I expect a porter to have a little bite and good mouth feel, this had neither. It was almost like a porter made by someone that had never tasted a good one. I will not be wasting my money on this one again.
after4ever (6919) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SB. Pours a murky near-black with a light creamy tan head. Big sweet nose, very milk chocolatey. Toasty malts around the background. Creamy thick body, soft carb. Chocolatey, softly toasty mid palate. Finishes a bit drier than expected, but all very coherent.
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Baileys. Pours a pure black color with a medium tan head. A big sweet chocolate nose. The flavor is dry chocolate, roast, vanilla, ash. Good.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Nice brownies and nutty nose that is slightly tart. The mouth is slightly sour, light, nutty with moderate roastiness. Finishes with lingering roastiness and brownie notes. Nice stuff, though not over the top.