maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose is quite roasty and slightly sweet, with just a bit of chocolate coming through. Pretty good.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark mahogany color with creamy head. Light aroma of roasted malts.
Smooth, strong roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, strong bitterness.
MurfDog (8) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark brown with no head at all. Body was a little thin for my tast. A bit too carbonated, I like Porters to be a little more still. A bit disappointing since the two other beers I had that night were good & solid.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured a very dark brown with a fluffy tan head, left lacing as I drank. Aroma is nutty, coffee, roastiness. This feels creamy and smooth on the palate, very nice. Tastes of coffee, nuts, roast, a bit of acidicness, char. Has a bit of a twinge of what I think is DMS, kind of a vegetal note, which knocked it down a notch or two for me. Still pretty solid, though.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured smooth and slightly rich on the palate with some bitterness in a crisp roast finish.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown with a ruby tint when held to the light, above average carbonation, a medium size light brown head, and some lacing.
smell is faint, cocoa, weak coffee, and a touch of vanilla.
taste is dry, cocoa powder, coffee, and roasted nuts, ends dry with just a smidgen of bitterness.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty sweet aroma. Dark brown pour, thin head. Lots of roasted malts in the flavor with underlying sweetness, a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty tasty.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in Mt Vernon, Washington. Pours an opaque dark cola brown brew with an average sized, creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to an off white ring and film top. Aroma of toasted dark malts, a touch of chocolate, and a hint of mocha. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, light chocolate, some roasted nuts and a touch of citrus hops. Finish is semi-dry with a toasted malt aftertaste with some mild bitterness.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery in Mt. Vernon, WA--Poured a dark brown-black body with a medium whitish head. Roasty, dark fruit, coffee, nutty, caramel nose. Carbonic yet smooth chocolate mouthfeel. Very nice!
hopscotch (9228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Pours dark and sits pitch black with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Terrific, small, tight retention. Roastiness abounds in an aroma that provides warm notes of coffee, nuts and chocolate. Full-bodied and silky-smooth with vigorous carbonation. Balanced nicely by chocolate sweetness and minerally bitterness. Singed and caramelized, chocolaty finish. Bottle provided by mgumby10!