cladinshadows (47) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a shaker style pint glass. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt, slight raisin, and faint smoke. Maybe a little nutty. Pours with a few soda-like bubbles and retains no foam or lacing. Taste is malty caramel with a dry roasted malt finish and hints of raisins and smoke. Decently long finish for a beer of moderately low strength. Palate is well balanced - between the medium low carbonation and roasty dryness and the caramel/raisin sweetness. The smoke is still present but not in sufficient quantity to add or detract from this beer. Overall very tasty for a porter of this strength but not something I would go out of my way to try again.
Capa (2264) - 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 (10) - - 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 (164) - - 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 (502) - 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 (3915) - 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 (1987) - 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 (9216) - 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.
stevoj (2828) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter for a porter, roast grains bringing some stout like bitterness, almost black body supports a fluffy beige head. Burnt toast aroma leads into full on roast bitterness, overall body belies somewhat watery mouth feel.
gpekar (476) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany brown with nice orange/red highlights. There was a tall creamy light brown head that left some light lacing. The aroma was predominately chocolate with some coffee and light roasted caramel malt. The texture of the beer was slightly thin. There was a good coffee presence in the flavor with a nice espresso bitterness developing into the finish that mellowed out nicely. Hints of caramel malt sweetness helped with the balance. This was a nice easy drinking beer, with good flavor, nice aroma and looked great in the glass. Enjoyable
downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wines. Near black in colour with a thin, tan, head. Roasty malts, a touch of dark chocolate, caramel sweetness, and a dryish finish with hint of lactic tanginess. Good.