Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head, good lacing ensues.
Nose of cocoa, roast malt, light plastic.
Tastes of roast malts, chocolate pudding, touch of leather.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kramer (4689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brown body under a fizzy light brown head that left some sparce lacing. The nose is really super chocolaty, it smells like a milk chocolate bar. A little caramel and huskiness as well. The flavor is all sweet milk chocolate with some slightly grainy husky earthiness on the finish. Not the most complex porter, but pretty enjoyable if you’re into real chocolaty porters. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lingering slightly sweet finish. Decent enough.
Scrapersnbeer (1434) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy chocolate and Italian coffee aroma. Pours out an ink black. Interesting hard, bitter chocolate and burnt coffee taste. Presents itself as very strong too. Milky, heavy body. Okay porter that maybe overdoes the chocolate part. Lingers lie winter in Porter Square.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black, short tan head.
Chocolate, licorice aroma.
Cocoa, coffee , malt, cream flavours.
Really mild and tasty.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of jtclockwork). Chocolate malt and light alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Lightlys sweet cocoa malt, wood ash, and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Very nice.
fluffy (1328) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
i pretty awesome little porter, with a rather dry cocoa like finish and a bit of nuttiness. nice.
TheHopster (748) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Faint aroma of coffee, cocoa and malt. Pours a think and quickly diminishing head. Chocolate brown complexion. The flavor includes cocoa with mild roasted malts and some misplaced hops. Slick mouthfeel.
DrinkinWell (172) - - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty decent porter. Pours jet black with caramel head and substantial lacing. Aromas are subdued, hints of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste hits you with immediate notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, so much coffee that this could be called a "coffee porter." Sweet taste finishes off with a tiny bit of bitterness.
puboflyons (1887) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It is a perfect looking Porter pour with its dark brown to nearly black color and modest off-white head. The aroma is rather mellow but it does espouse some smoky and dark malt elements. There is a kind if toasted character to it too. The body is medium. The taste is mild overall with an nice dose of dark malts and cream. Worth trying.
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted nuts, burnt oatmeal and toasted wheat malt. Very dry finish. Lighter medium body.
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Dark brown pour with a massive head. Acidic roasted malt on the nose. Some old cocoa, coffee, and old garbage. A bit of smoke and band aid, too. The flavor is really acidic and lightly bitter. Some old coffee grounds, roast, and smoke. Some band aids and paper as well. This is just unpleasant.