tmoreau (2932) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub bar, and dispensed to a pint glass with a nearly opaque, amber highlighted, dark brown color, with a substantial, light tan, cakey head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was mild roastiness, with cocoa and coffee notes of like intensity, a bit of nuttiness, and just a touch of toffee sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding moderate hop bitterness, a medium body, and soft carbonation. The finale was fairly dry. A decently crafted Porter.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Taste of light chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee and nut bark. Thin and semi-acidic.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to JoePeesie! Thin dark pour with lots of khaki lacing. Aroma is mild of distant coffee and sweet cream. Flavor has notes of coffee and is nutty, but what’s distinctive is a pleasant sweetness: either coconut or marshmallow cream. Much lighter body and flavors than most porters; really it’s closer to a brown ale. I really like the sweetness here. It’s subtle but pretty nice.
doubelknv3 (1049) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roast and mild chocolate aroma. Black, frothy, creamy, off white head. Mild lacing. Roast, mild chocolate, mild roast bitter flavor. Burnt, mild bitterness, with decent balance.
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dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows light to moderate roast, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and lots of coffee. Flavor shows plenty of roast as well as some nutiness and a touch of earth.
Overall body is light to moderate and the finish is fairly balanced. The aroma delivered much more than the flavor, but overall not too shabby.
JoePeesie (917) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark deep brown with an off white head. Nose and taste are of coffee, malts and hops. Fairly generic, nothing really special IMO. Nothing bad, but a better cooking beer than drinking beer for my money.
mrjaxson (352) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It might be hard to find a porter with a thinner, lighter body. Peninsula Porter looks pretty enough after the pour, but the nose is just a bit of caramel and the taste is a hint of sweetness. There’s not very much here--including alcohol. I’m relieved that just a single bottle of this was in a Christmas gift variety six-pack and there are no more to get through.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with a small light beige froth. Aroma has chocolate, some candyish caramel and molasses notes, not much roast, a note of vanilla. Flavor starts sweet and chocolatey, a bit milky, again not much roast, a touch nutty, finishes quick and a slight bitterness. Medium creamy body and a soft carbonation. Definitely an odd example of a porter, not wholly unpleasant but not very close to style.
Brigadier (3235) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle
Shipwrecked isn’t known for good beer and this one is no exception. Thanks to Tom for the bonus in a recent trade. Giving it a shot before cracking open some better stuff my expectations were about on par with the experience. Short on depth the flaw here is that the flavors are thin as if diluted with lake water.
Aroma / Appearance - Fluid black, the beer sits idly as if trying to hide in the corner at a popular bar. Black licorice, malt, and a bit of thin coffee try to spark interest. Even after the nose alone I get a bit bored.
Flavor / Palate - The thinness extends to the mouthfeel which feels like watered down coffee the day after it was originally brewed. The light touch is mild. The whole time I keep expecting something to change. If it were a bit stronger it might be a good example of the style. Currently it is an example of how not to make a porter while still following the recipe.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Nice vanilla and mocha nose. Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very roasty and well hopped–burnt and moderately bitter. A little cardboardy, but not enough to be annoying. Finishes up much the same – scorched and mildly bitter with a hint of cardboard. Nice effort. Hey, thanks Dad!