GT2 (7718) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Khyber Pass in Philly. Pours deep black with a lighter beige head. Nice retention. Nose is spicy chili salsa and green peppers. Has that vegetal DMS character from the coffee adjunct unfortunately. A big pet peeve of mine. Taste is light bodied, chalky, powdery, chili salsa, green peppers. Salsa bowl. Not good.
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bellco33 (149) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in sampler: Not getting all the love for this one. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is predominantly coffee, but with some chocolate, and lots of water. Mostly water actually. Thin body, not much going on here. Itís not bad, but itís very lacking.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin khaki head and sticky lacing .... nice aroma of dark bakers chocolate, coffee and roasted malts .... coffee is potent in this one .... taste is of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts very bitter and coffee like brew .... has a very bitter dark roasted dry finish with a long lingering bitterness ... the dark chocolate and coffee flavors are very solid in this brew ... has a thinner mouthfeel
NikkTwist (1346) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milk Boy. Black pour. Strong foamy off-white head. Tastes like watered espresso. Hints of chocolate and dark fruit but coffee dominates. Slim aroma. Medium-bodied Porter. Good stuff but lacking gravity.
mrmartin (649) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with creamy tan head roasty chocolately nose. Thin body with decent carbonation. Dry finish. Bit of a weird aftertaste.
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, some dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Smooth to average texture. A good beer.
PhillyCraft (2767) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at barcade courtesy of Maryanna, pours blackish color with light white head, not much lacing. Aroma and flavor were roasted grain, espresso, wood, and cocoa. Medium bodied. Nothing amazing here but a nice porter made in America.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma has bitter chocolate and mild coffee. Flavor follows suit...steps up the coffee and adds a touch of burnt/bitter and faint dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is bitter/tart coffee.
tcane7 (1520) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours black with tan head and lacing. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Pretty well balanced. Good porter.
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pacific Standard, Brooklyn tap ($7): Pours black with a brownish head. Aroma is espresso and roasted malts. Taste is like a warm cup of coffee that is actually a cold cup of coffee. Basically, there is a lot of coffee, but it is admirably well blended into the roasted malt character of the beer. There are also hints of chocolate. Basically, this is a pretty dank porter. Sixpoint does not disappoint.
TheEpeeist (3139) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the City Tap House. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is chocolate and molasses; a little earthy. Medium body with a tang. Taste is chocolate, grass, some citrus peel and tobacco with a coffee finish.