ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color - it’s probably the lightest porter I’ve seen in a while. There’s a creamy one-finger head with an off-white shade. Fluffy and thick, it has decent retention and leaves behind good lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is primarily nutty and lightly roasted, with a subtle backing of piny hops. Though they’re a bit lighter than I’d like, there are chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. There’s even some brown sugar and caramel buried beneath it all. This is a surprisingly deep aroma.
T: It’s opening flavor is hoppy and very typically Sierra Nevada (read: Cascade). The excellent finish helps to calm down some of the hop bitterness, supplanting it with decent notes of roasted nuts and chocolate. The robustness is balanced nicely within the sweetness, even if the portery qualities are a bit downplayed.
M: This beer is almost as crisp as SNPA, with an upsurge of sweetness to help iron out any overt finishing bitterness. While the body is somewhat thin, it’s so drinkable I don’t really care. It’s well carbonated, too.
O: Delicious. It’s not as rich as some porters I’ve had - rather, the easy drinking nature is what gives it its wings. This could make a reliable go-to beer when nothing else is available.
Kruspijuegos (18) - Alicante, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No del todo redonda. Desde luego entra bien pero al final carga un poco. Difícil encontrar y tampoco tan especial.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Bottle from Foot of the Walk (JDW), Leith. Very, very dark brown. Lots of visible carbonation. Coffee aroma mixes with fruit and a bit of spice, almost peppery. Sweet caramel taste, a bit too cloying but still tasty. Gorgeous silky palette. Not one of my favourite SN beers but still well above average in general.
Hippoman (397) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Bottle from The Bishops’ Mill (JDW), Durham, £2.99
Black pour with a thin and diminishing, cream-coloured head. The nose is muted but some pleasant, rich cocoa does come through. It’s full of wonderful, indulgent dark chocolate flavours with some sweeter, creamy tones too. There’s also a yeasty, marmite bite which gives it a little welcome bitterness and prevents it from falling into the trap of being overly rich. Very good porter - I’d like to drink one a little warmer to fully appreciate the malt character.
Reimer96 (1638) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a frothy frothy brown head. Aroma of of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some light floral citrus hops. Taste is is roasted malts, light sweet chocolate malts, nuttiness and a bitter hoppy finish that compliments the roasted malts nicely with a semi dry finish... Excellent porter.
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried at Craft Beer Market YEG. Sierra Nevada tap takeover Nov 18. Not a big Porter fan so will give 3/5 for posterity. Sierra Nevada rocks! This just isn’t for me.
mysland (113) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flasche, 0.35l Schwarz-braun. Feiner Schaum, beige. Duft nach dunkler Schokolade, leicht röstig. Weiches Mudngefühl. Kaum Co2. Sehr schokoladig. Etwas Tabak, Pflaume. Angenehm eingebundene Bitterkeit.
Narizao84 (10) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. The color, aroma and taste couldn't be better. Bitter and smoked flavor combined to create a great product.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - a wlcome addition to the Wetherspoons craft beer range. Pours mahogany with a big frothy cream head. Fruity cocoa aroma. The taste starts sweet with blackcurrant and light spice before cocoa and coffee notes come through in the more bitter finish. Nice.
hopmaniacs (10) - ITALY - OCT 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good standard porter.
Dark pour with poor head. Flavor of light roast and lean finish. good.
rodenbach99 (3681) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille. Une belle robe brune acajou avec une mousse intense. Un premier nez de chocolat qui est vite dissipé et fait place à des houblons herbeux et de la cendre. La bouche est correcte sans plus, légèrement fruitée, chocolatée. Une finale sur une drôle d’amertume.