KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was an extremely dark brown with some red highlights and an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that diminished down to a thin film with a small collar, thus creating fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and a hint of lactose sugar.
The taste was very malty and a little bitter-sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, becoming a tad bitterer with a nice large dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a little longer than expected, with a mildly bitter java taste settling on the taste buds along with a slight milky sweetness and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the very end.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry yet creamy in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a very flavorful and satisfying Porter that possessed a moderate ABV and an awesome drinkability, this is one I need to watch out for...
SudsMcDuff (5642) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Daniel for this tick, but shipyard has never wowed me .. . Pours a mild clown brown, very light head .. . Mostly soiled underwear, some dirt and tar .. . Overwhelmingly unattractive oh well its Shipyard .. . . Your mom is what Willis was talking about.
andrewturba (885) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with just a little light coming through and a huge brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, grass, and faint nuts. Flavour is roasty, chocolate, nutty, light fruity esters, little grassy and a mild bitterness.
Reimer96 (1004) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight red hue. Huge brown frothy head with lovely lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, light bourbon, woody, nutty and grassy hops. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, earthy hops and light fruity esters. Medium low carbonation and a bit of alcohol that really blends well.
Frothmeister (509) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
625ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown with a huge orangey beige head. Aroma has some noticeable alcohol, burnt coffee, light molasses, a very faint note of spearmint, and a distracting note of corn. The taste however makes up for the disappointing nose. Delicious nutty caramel note up front, followed by lots of coffee notes, and roasty malt notes that lead into some citrus and a bitter finish. I’d definitely buy this again.
beertholomeus (479) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a very thick tan head. Rich chocolate, coffee, caramel, and roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, toffee, nut, coffee and roasted malt flavors. Slightly astringent and underwhelming. Mild sourness, medium full body and slightly dry mouth feel. Lots of carbonation for a porter. Astringent chocolate and malt finish.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/14/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate and dark fruit. Malty and hoppy flavors with a dry finish.
TBone (11716) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml @Beer Hunters. Rated 2.2.2013.
Dark opaque brown color, tiny brown head. Sticky lactose aroma, hints of Worcester sauce. Medium-bodied. Syrapy, lactose, dark malts, cold coffee. Finish has pleasant sweet maltyness. Aroma and front are not so pleasant but not too bad overall.
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, liquorice, toffee and coffee in the aroma. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and nutty toffee in the flavour. Rather dry finish with bitterness.
chinchill (1240) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle stored in a cooler with a best by date of 9/2012.
Pours nearly black and is opaque in the glass. Nice tan head leaves some irregular lacing.
The aroma is wht weak spot for me, with the dark roasted malts presenting a slightly sour note. Improved maredly with some warming/airing. The taste is better, with just an acceptable hint of sourness at times, but a little more burnt flavor than I prefer. Still, nicely rich dark malt flavor with a momentary hit of sweet up front.
J_man (648) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and toasted wood aromas. Very dark black with a nice tan head. The chocolate (milk, dark and bittersweet) comes through in spades. This is balanced by a nice earthy, somewhat acrid bitterness that’s probably from the hops and the roasted malt. There’s a chocolate covered cherry taste near the end too! While this sounds like a dessert beer, it’s really a full bodied and flavored English porter and it goes great with food (a sirloin in this case). Woody and chocolate flavors last through and beyond.