KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that receded down to a medium film and large collar thus creating good runny lacing.
The aroma was on the mild side with a roasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a sweaty yeast along with notes of milk chocolate and coffee.
The taste was lightly roasty and somewhat sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, progressing with a light bitterness and a nice note of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slight bitter roastiness left behind.
Mouthfeel was a few shades below medium in body with a thin watery texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be rather thin for a Porter, although it was quite flavorful and very easy going down...
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average porter at best. Had side by side with the imperial. The impy was what this should have been and this one, while pleasant enough, was weak in body and flavor for the style. Meh.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetness. Taste is creamy, black patent malt, roasted. Nice lacing.
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to rocks glasses, showing a black/brown hue, with a modest layer of brownish tan foam, and light, wavy lacing. The nose was roasted, with some char & smoke dryness. Medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste presented a barley-like graininess, moderate, earthy & woody bitterness, more noticeable cocoa notes upon warming, and a hint of brine, reminiscent of an oyster Stout. A fairly tasty & robust Porter.
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a brown head. Taste chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. I thought this was so so. I would skip this in the future.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty malty, coffee, light anise, fairly herbal, a touch fruity aroma. Slightly acidic, chocolate, coffee, slightly burnt flavor. Not a big fan of this one.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch Black Color, Huge Cappuccino Head, Lots Of Thin Lacing. Vanilla, Chocolate, Roasted Aroma. Taste About The Same: Vanilla, Roasted Malt, Light Chocolate. Rather Thin Body, Light ABV. Light bitter sour Finish. Decent, Although Too Thin. Retiring, Try While It Lasts...
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from BrewDog online shop - almost black beer with a moderate foam left; chocolate and cacao in the nose, walnuts; medium-bodied, light oily and umami; some tart earthy bitterness; aftertaste of chocolate ans ashes with light residual sweetness
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is s dark brown with a flight head. The aroma is of roasted coffee and the taste is of coffee and milk chocolate that lingers bitter on the palate.
Iphonephan (6046) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a dark cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of light coffee. Flavors of licorice. Medium bodied, high carbonation, slight bitter finish.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
from beerlicious iphone app: meh aroma black and clear minimal head light bittery notes short duration light slick body flat carbonation and abrupt finish.