Hanuta06 (438) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from tap at Schooner Exact Tap Room.
Aroma: none detected.
Appearance: small, creamy light brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cola-brown body.
Taste: moderately roasty/smoky, coffee-like initial flavor and finish. Average duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Overall: excellent porter. Outstanding flavor. Can’t wait to drink this again.
willisread (2169) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Dark chocolate with some light dark fruit, roasted malt and coffee notes. More of the same on the palate. Simple and straightforward porter. Light but in a good way.
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Aroma is light chocolate with a touch of coffee. Similar palate, lots of coffee. Dry finish, quite coffeeish. Good porter.
donandres (287) - , Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Schooner Exact tasting room in Seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, with brunch.
Color/Look: Dark brown to black
Smell: not a lot of aroma, toasted grains
Taste: taste of dark chocolate/cacao, cofffee
As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out
biirusaikou (2332) - - 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 (12903) - 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 (11035) - 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 (78) - 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 (4442) - 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 (5096) - 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.