KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown, almost black with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that was mostly lasting, but retreated finally to a thin foamy layer of residue producing some excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit and a hint of ash.
The taste was mildly sweet and malty with notes of dark fruit and chocolate from the onset but got progressively mildly bitter with a good note of coffee and a touch of smoke at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with the smoky coffee flavor left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body and a bit watery yet still quite creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a good and solid Porter with a light fruitiness and a nice mild smoke presence at the end.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color. Nice cacao and brownies in the nose. Rich mouth full of brownies, with a fair amount of nuttiness. Slightly bitter but the Mouth is a bit thin. Still nice depth.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (5.5%) from Grocery Outlet. Black in color upon pouring. Sweet and roasty nose with a bit of a sour twang to it. Some roast with a bit of a sour cider like flavor. Not really the sort of thing I like in a porter. Has some good roast in the finish. A little more carbonated than I like for the style as well. Very average at best.
jksipa (613) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Seattle Tap house SEA. Dark reddish brown with a small khaki head that leaves some lace. Nose is muted chocolate with light vanilla, molasses, and some earth. Flavour is a little more pronounced with light sweet chocolate fronting a medium bitterness. Mouth is medium light and creamy but finishing dry.
Capa (2421) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A relatively standard American Porter. Sweet with chocolate and light roasted malt profile. Well brewed and quite enjoyable.
cbohl (11) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terrific porter! Strikes that elusive balance between smooth and strong, coffee and chocolate, malty and hoppy (more malt).
smallfry (169) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Good porter! Very chocolately and smooth without any astringency or bitterness. It’s a bit thin, and maybe too "simple", but otherwise good!
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Full marks on head (thick, long lasting), and color. Lacing was just average. Flavorful aroma, better than the taste. Coffee bean, chocolate, creamy, a bit chalky on the tongue.
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABBF: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste was milk chocolate, coffee bean, and roast malts. Very nice blend of sweet and roast.
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a big chunky head that diminishes slowly. Pretty beer. Roasty and a bit bitter. Not as smooth or polished as the Blackstone Oatmeal that preceded it. Certainly drinkable, but a little rough around the edges.
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Empire Ale House, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out nice notes of cocoa, light roast and a touch of coffee. Flavour is quite roasted for a porter, with secondary notes of dry cocoa. Quite robust and full-flavoured despite being rather light on the palate. Very nice stuff.