scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - Heavily roasted malt. Appearance - Very dark brown with some reddish hues and a thick tan head. Flavor - The roasted malt flavor is present but unlike other porters a strong hop flavor comes out and dominates. The beer is a bit thin for a porter and could be a little smoother. Overall it is drinkable, but nothing special.
Schwarzbart (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is ruby brown when held up to the light. Has an off-white, khaki head and the frothy lace is quite abundant. Nice chocolate and light mocha in the nose. Medium bodied and creamy. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted malts, cocoa powder, caramel, dried grass and light leafy hops in the finish. Quite enjoyable.
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Strife21 (168) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Smell is roasted malt, burnt wood, chocolate and molasses. Taste is roasted malt, cedar, chocolate, tobacco and leather. Smooth mouth feel. Medium body light carb.
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 (433) - - 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 (3549) - 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 (4231) - 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 (2924) - 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 (13) - 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.
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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 (2980) - 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.