Leighton (13944) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Barcade. I had the 2008 vintage. Very decent but it didn’t live up to my expectations. Everything about the beer was a little light. Aroma of slightly roasted malts and mild coffee. Flavor was pleasant, some malty sweetness, tasty notes of chocolate and coffee. Clean with a hint of bitter bite on the finish. Sort of like a Brownstone with some coffee.
zdk (1832) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. A great looking beer. Black with tan head.Coffee and chocolate. Nice fizz. I liked sipping this and I liked gulping this. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long. Finishes with a hoppy kick.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger today. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is huge with a big old punch of coffee. Taste shares the coffee intensity as well as the coffe choco richness in this great impy porter.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, chocolate, roast, slight ash, and a slightly fruity note. Flavor is is caramel, chocolate, coffee, roast, a slight fruity note, and a bitter finish.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours dark brown / black. Big imported coffee aromas. Big coffee. Lots of coffee. Smooth. Flavor of sweet malt. Bitter coffee balance. Flavorful bean finish. 13 sept 08
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks goryshkewych for sending this one my way! Poured a dark brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness, chocolate, a little earthy, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of coffee, chocoalte, and roastiness.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roasty coffee aromatic character, light minerals, caramel and some chocolate and coco. light earthy grass hop character. Good brew.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml swingtop from New Beer Distributors courtesy BA RblWthACoz..Thanks bro!
Pours opaque black with a massive, four inch head of dark beige. After a very slow retreat, a solid skim coat of foam remained along with a myriad of ripped sheets of lacework.
Aromatics are a blend of chocolate and coffee. Plenty roasty with hints of nougat, brownie batter, and Kahlua.
Thickish bodied with an extremely creamy mouthfeel. Crushed velvet.
The pallet starts off with strong but smooth coffee notes, quickly followed by dark chocolate and roasted malts.
A hint of char pulls through along with lingering burnt brownie bits.
Finishes with a drying, roasty bite and lingering chocolate-drizzled coffee.
Nicely balanced with the coffee and chocolate playing off each other. Very drinkable and smooth.
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought a growler of this Sixpoint porter at a neat store called New Beer Distributors in lower Manhattan. Gorilla Warfare is opaque - dark brown with a tan head. The beer smells of coffee and chocolate. As you down a gulp you are greeted with a creamy consistency and a little bit of carbonation. The malts are sweet and are balanced nicely with the hops that take over later. The aftertaste consists of a dry bitterness coupled with coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden. This porter is quite a treat.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle courtesy of Shane poured into a pint glass.
This is a great looking porter with a deep mahogany hue and a huge creamy tan head that maintains a cap for the duration and leaves big sheets of lacing.
The aroma is dominated by the English malts but with plenty of coffee and chocolate in the nose as well.
The taste is slightly more complex than the nose with the same English malts as a base. There is a more noticeable hop presence up front with a slight bitter kick before the dark chocolate and coffee take over. The finish is a slightly bitter combo of coffee and hops.
The mouthfeel is unbelievably creamy and pretty full-bodied for the style.
This is a top-notch porter and one that I would be drinking a lot of if I had access to it. Thanks to Shane for the opportunity!