bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely rich and bitter. Very good Porter. Definitely get it if you can find it.
maxwelldeux (2918) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. I got a very quick hint of sweetness up front on the nose that quickly went into some strong roasting notes. At the end, I got some faint bitter elements that reminded me of a Baltic porter, though they were subtle. Taste was quite bitter to me and very dry. Smooth and pleasant.
Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" Salem.
I have to give this a perfect "5" for appearance. deepest, darkest mahogany brown with a gorgeous dark tan head..thats rather creamy and thick..a work of art.
Great chocolaty dark coffee aromas..rosted malty goodness assaults the nasal passages!
Again nice flavour profile..dakest sweet coffee essence with a semi-bitter chocolaty base that is luxuriant.
Palate lets it down a bit..being smooth but a little too thin.
But overall a very nice porter..certainlly the best beer this brewery has produced so far IMO.
eljefebrewing (6) - - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Yeasty Beasty. Very black, darker even than Black Butte Porter. Nice rocky, dark tan head. This beer has a nice roasty, almost coffee like flavor. Firmly bitter, without being too much. Bordering on a little bit of an astringent taste in the finish, but not too bad. Overall, this is a pretty decent beer.
pdx76 (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at molalla brewfest - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Taste of bitter chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Nice creamy porter with bitter backend.
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Fandabidozi (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did a tasting at the brewery and bought back a bottle, its my pick of the brew from 7 brides. It has a nice strong taste, it reminds of drinking a pint of cold espresso. Definitely worth seeking this one out.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with mediu beige fast dissipating head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Full bodied, chocolate and coffee notes. Light finish, less than you would expect.
boFNjackson (4003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured jet black with a tan head. Pretty darn roasty with a ruin body and good malt flavor. Hazelnuts, coffee and ash flavors.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, fizzy porter. Black as night with a thick tan head. Roasted, rich aromatics. The palate is dark chocolate with a contrast of creamy and bubbly texture. Long, hoppy finish.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours jet black with a towering, dense, and creamy dark tan head. Stouty. Head piles up and takes forever to settle; pouring your glass is definitely a multi-step process. Mild roasty nose with a little cocoa and chalk. Creamy medium body, could stand up to a bit more carb but then again it doesn’t suffer for not having it. Very dry and ashy mid palate, almost smoked. Tons of heavy roasted barley in this. Long dry finish. If you like ’em dark and dry, this is a solid porter for you. Fairly easy drinking, though the finish is on the acetic side.