TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Parkway. Deep brown pour with ruby highlights and a short tan head with good retention and leaving minimal lace. Nose is chocolate with a hint of cinnamon developing as it warms. Light body with moderate carbonation. Baking chocolate, toffee, pumpernickel and slightly tart. Finish is medium, bitter and chocolatey without much sweetness. Too light, not very complex.
reebtogi (4964) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a dark brown color with about 2 fingers of off-white head that settles to some nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of fruit. Taste is malty sweetness with a hint of chocolate and a fruitiness and a light hoppy bitter finish. A very nice porter with a medium body and light carbonation which left a nice mouthfeel. A treasure to enjoy.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown pour from malt and vine with very light brown head. cocoa, chocolate flavors and malty after taste. overall ok from a average brewer
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with JJ. Heavy looking dark brown pour with a slow-to-form light brown head. This beer looks bigger and denser than I was expecting! Aroma is very nice, lots of chocolate, some coffee, some dark fruits (cherries?). Nicely flavoured malty palate with bitter chocolate, coffee, dark caramel, and dark fruit essence that contributes a slight acidity. Medium to full bodied, despite the lower ABV. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. A nice surprise!
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@Taproom Grill, Downtown Seattle
Dark almost opaque brown color, small steady creamy beige head. Light toasted notes. Light-bodied. Flavor is slightly tart. Roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Light and maybe not in top condition.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ Chuck’s. Totally solid porter. All the right aromas that make me want to drag a pint out over a long night at the pub. One drawback was too much carbonation. The other was too little flavor. Washed out in the finish, but then sometimes I forget the difference between porters and stouts.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at Boxley’s. Pours a dark brown with moderate brown foam. Thin bodied, but roasty and ending with a dry bitterness.
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to 5000. Pours black with tan head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is fresh brewed coffee, roasted malts, some burnt chocolate malts and vanilla. Semi dry finish.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1PT. 6oz Bottle. Pours black with minimal frothiness. Hints of chocolate, coffee and....cereal? Bitterness is medium and lightly sour. Taste is very lively and the finish long and tasty. Very Good...highly recommend.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with mahogany edges, creamy brown head. Aroma of nut, chocolate, toffee, coffee, very rich and roasty. Taste is also very rich, lots of bitterness, some malty/coffee, some from hops it seems. Creamy texture, medium carbonation. Very nice and flavorful. And a great value at 3.59