KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 12 oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark brown, almost black with an average (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that reduced down to a thin puddled film, which lasted throughout and had some really excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, molasses, dark bitter chocolate and a mild smokiness.
The taste was mildly bitter-sweet and very malty with a bold chocolate note in the beginning, and then became a little more on the bitter side with a strong dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow with a nice roasty coffee taste settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body and rather creamy yet slightly dry in texture with an mild carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be very Robust just as the name insinuates, and rather flavorful with a nice roasty characteristic. The mocha espresso taste made it very drinkable and quite enjoyable to sip on. This is a beer that most definitely does justice to the style...
DerWeg (1524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice full porter without edging into sugary sweet malt, keeps a good balance and has a perfect hop counterpoint. Brown pour with (as I said) rich detailed and hoppy-bready aroma. Taste is full and complex with a good palate. I’m getting the toffee and hints of demerera-molasses flavors, some dark fruit, mild coffee and chocolate but not too roasty, not really a sour componenent but the dryness is enough, herbal hops tucked in there, really tasty. Worth stocking up on a few.
tekstr1der (19) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted malt nose, dark opaque black with brown head. Strong malt up front with lingering coffe and some hops to finish. Delightful stuff.
Listigovers (366) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick and rich roasted malt aroma, black with a thick dense brown head. Medium to full bodied, very creamy, big flavour, lots of roasted malt, a prickle of hop, long aftertaste. Nice.
Zwiebel88 (206) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
So geht Porter. Kakao en masse, Bitterschokolade, dunkle früchte. Kaffeebitterkeit im Geschmack, Schokolade, Cremigkeit, recht stark karbonisiert.
KarenShuttle (11) - - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts evident in aroma, with hops, rich and smooth flavor. The bitterness is spot on for an American Robust Porter.
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a great big frothy tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate. Tastes roasty and moderately bitter and chocolatey. Pretty full, creamy body. Very nice.
robinvboyer (3259) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6er from the lcbo. Outstanding roasty aroma, slight amounts of coffee, just alot of dark, slightly sweet roast. The flavour was a really great amount if piney hops, with alot more roast, with toiches of soy, and coffee. Outstanding porter.
LizMeade (11) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark malts, and a touch of esters in the aroma. Darker than tan somewhat fizzy head. Taste of smoked malt and coffee with chocolate. Nice american robust porter, with hops to support the sweetness.
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany, small brown head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, a touch of anise, dark sugars. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, roasty and dark chocolate notes. Light acidity. Medium body. Quite solid for a basic porter.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6.6% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 25, 2014
The beer pours a translucent dark brown (when held to bright light) with a creamy tan coloured cap. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. The aroma is medium bodied with above average carbonation. The flavour is dark malt, coffee, and weak chocolate.