SHIG (3043) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a whisper off white to tan colored head. Aroma is a bold roasty malt. Taste is rich bakers chocolate and roasted malts, very smooth and drinkable.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice chocolate and coffee flavors. Rich aroma and a nice finish. Very tasty Porter.
Travlr (7973) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very cark and clear amber color, small bright tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and burnt cocoa. Taste is burnt Starbucks and a bit of dark cocoa. Tasty.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to westcoastbeerlvr. Surprisingly light, but still dark, brown in color with a small tan head. The aroma is big on chocolate - milk chocolate - with a small amount of roast. The flavor is pretty nice with big Hershey bar notes and a hint of espresso. Some caramel as well. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, detracting a little, and carbonatiOn level is average. Overall above average for a porter, and I appreciate how far north this brewery is...NOT. No but it really is impressive.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet color/ thin beige head. Malted chocolate, medium roasted malt aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Semi sweet milk chocolate, medium roasted malt flavors are lightly astringent- not bad.
savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a very mellow herbal hop scent. Taste is more chocolate and coffee with light caramel and hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Pretty solid porter.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silver Gulch Brewing Company--Pick Axe Porter-2000--12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Porter--Clear black red color. Rich roasted front with strong floral hop notes. Medium textured body is slightly creamy with roasted toffee fruit flavor and light dry sweetness. Finishes with spicy hop accents. Sampled 10/30/2000.
Silver Gulch Brewing Company--Pick Axe Porter--2000--12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Aged 14 months. Clear deep black cherry red color. Creamy light tan laced head. Mild roasted cocoa. Mildly sweet creamy crusty earthy dry fruit roasted chocolate body. Dry mild citrus hop end. Ages OK. Sampled 12/13/2001.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Light roast and toffee aroma with sweet malt and light chocolate. Chocolate and light roast flavor with toffee malt. Medium bodied. Toffee lingers with some sweetness and light roast.
beernbourbon (1146) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to savnac. Pour is deep clear brown with a small slightly tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee with cream, brown sugar, malt, and light cinnamon. Smells smooth and creamy. Flavor is chocolate up front with light malt to follow and a coffee finish. Finish is mix of hops and coffee with bitter notes and a hint of cedar. It’s a solid thirst-quenching porter; goes down pretty easy. Thanks Ira!
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via trade, thanks Ira! Heavy toffee nose in over the roast and chocolate. Deep ruby, nearly pitch pour with a tiny-bubbled light brown head. Taste is sweet and milk chocolaty with light roast and faint coffee. Body a little thin and there’s light woody bitterness. Aftertaste is rich and malty but not particularly dry. Nice little sweet porter!