planky84 (1877) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris Oís pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Chocolate, licorice and toffee aroma. Licorice, sweet malt and a little coffee flavour. Not bad.
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Black beer lasting thick tan head. Chocolate sponge on the aroma. Bit thin. Ok chocolate but thin after the aroma.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. This is a decently roasty, medium bodied porter, fairly true to the London style.
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Coffee and chocolate with nutty back. Smooth and perfect for this style.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a 3 dimensional tan head.
Rich fragrant roast malt aroma. Coffee chocolate.
Rich flavor that follows the aroma. Roasty chocolate and coffee.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the October 2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an incredibly huge foamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sour and malty anise, vanilla and cream. The flavor was bitter, sour and malty with notes of anise, wood, cherry and a burnt undertone. Medium length bitter, sour and malty anise finish. Way overcarbonated. Ok.
GarrettB (914) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
April 3rd, 2010 - Iíve never been to Snoqualmie. All I know about the place is that somewhere in that hallowed, mystical land comes my favorite brand of ice cream. Itís a thick, decadent, gut busting treat, and I think when I bought a bottle of the Snoqualmie Falls Stream Train Porter, I had something of a rich, dairy association in mind. But itís nice to try a brewery Iíve never unheard of before. If the distributor is giving it a chance, then so should the drinker. The Steam Train Porter pours with a very black body, showing no brown coloration around its edges, maybe an almost ethereal ring of oak brown somewhere near the top. The smell is fresh and rich, like cream, accented by dry woody notes and a solid maltiness. Thereís also a touch of chocolate, but itís light, and content to stand off to the side as a supporting actor. The flavor is much simpler, sacrificing much of the appeal I caught in the nose. Itís a bright porter, relying on lighter malts, with some simple, pedestrian chocolate flavor and a regular maltiness I find in lots of other normal, drinkable but middling porters. It has a fine consistency, but because of how generic it tastes, I think this might be better spent with a meal or a snack - perhaps some ice cream?
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half gallon growler fill sampled approx 30 minutes after visiting the brewery. Pours a dark brown-black, some very deep ruby-like highlights when held up to the light and a thick dark beige cap of foam. Aroma is of roast, the blackish scent of dark roasted barley, some notes of deep cocoa and no hop presence. Smooth roasted flavor with faint notes of dark cocoa powder, coffee, and a little light toffee. Bitterness balances well and is smooth. The carbonation helps clean up the finish. At 5% ABV this is one of the few sessionable Porters out there since the trend is heading toward the over 6% range.
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is coffee, dark dried fruit and a hint of chocolate. A dark brown pour with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is rich! Chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, a hint of dark fruit. Medium-to-full bodied and minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a a wondrously rich tasty Porter. Want to have again. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
saxo (13455) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, notes of vanilla and hops.