BucannonXC5 (929) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $1.99 on Nov. 7, 2012). Very dark brown with khaki tan head.
Above average wet and foamy retention on the sides of glass, good on the top.
Smelled roasted nutty malts with toffee, caramel, coffee (light), liquor (light) and cough syrup (light).
Tasted toffee, roasted nutty malts, caramel, smoky and bitter coffee beans (light). Still got a small amount of the cough syrup.
Medium-to-full body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
A pretty good porter, which is no surprise given the brand. Iíd definitely have it again.
Zodiac (37) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice beer, I understand that someone might love it. However, it has that distinctive rye taste or something that I really dislike... Would not have it the second time if there would be a better choice.
woodychevy (430) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of flight post-tour. Super solid porter although somewhat forgettable. Usual porter notes- chocolate/ coffee, earthy (willamette) and super roasty. About right weight/ palate- medium bodied. Tasty.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours clear deep brown, nose is roast coffee, chocolate, taste is roasty, nutty, chocolate.
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear dark brown, thin off-white head. Big roasty aromas, coffee, malt. Taste is more of the same. Very light for a porter.
AshtonMcCobb (2912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ the Appellation Comely Bank tasting, thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - itís dark brown rather than the expect black or brown/black. Nice head.
Nose - nuts and toffee, some light chocolate.Some roast for sure!
Taste - yep, more of the same. Iím struggling to see why this is called a Porter but itís tasty enough.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a decent finish.
Overall - this lies somewhere between a stout and a brown ale for me.
DarLeeMa (12) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good color, not as dark as a normal porter though. Good aroma and aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown, neat tan cap. Smooth brassy nut. Sleek bitterness, soft roast and nutmeg spiced sweetness. Decent enough carbonation and fading bitterness. Clean and neat but lacking in any punch on the finish.
Marduk (2967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown color. Small size, beige head, stays. Dusty roast, caramel, sweet, faint chocolate in aroma. Sweetish, roast, slightly nutty, minerals in taste. Feels mildly rough. Soft carbonation.
badhack (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of roasted chocolate flavor, some caramel and toffee, well hopped. Malt.
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with red around the edges and a medium khaki head.Aromas of malt and coffee with a little bit of rasin. Medium mouth feel. Taste of malt and coffee with some smoke. Overall very nice beer especially for the price.