Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. Is black, looks rich and thick, and has a thick tan head. Viscosity looks promising. Has that good sort of metallic/mineral and inky aromas and flavors that I like in porter, with a very smooth body. Highly drinkable. These guys really know how to work with malt.
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. This was actually poured with a thin head - a nice change of pace. The aroma is chocolatey, maybe a bit of roast. On the palate, it has a more toasty, chocolatey accent. The mouthfeel is creamy, and there’s a bit of dryness from hops to balance the creamy malt sugars. Not perfect - there’s a bit of huskiness late - but it’s pretty nice.
drjay44 (2995) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the brewery. 5.2% ABV. Pours a thin head over a dark brown (SRM 35) clear body.....nose of coffee, chocolate, bit of spicy hop......taste heavy in roasted malts (coffee, cocoa), with a lingering mild hop bitterness....mouth feel was rather light, carbonation low. Overall this was a rather light Porter. The basic flavors of the malt back bone were there but there was much missing in the depth of flavors and textures
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with almost no head. Choco-coffee aroma. Woody-bitter flavors, with smoky overtones. OK.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown, maybe black with a medium tan head. Medium hopped, coffee aroma. Served way too cold. Lightly sour and bitter finish. Medium roasted malt flavor. A nice porter.