scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Rich mocha aroma. Creamy body, firm roast character, dry roast finish.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Elysian’s SBW Firkin-Firkin throwdown (vs. Russian River Porter). Pours dark brown with a small frothy tan head. Weak roasty aroma. Roasty, slightly chocolaty taste. Watery mouthfeel, astringent roasty finish. Next.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep and dark with mocha head. The aroma seems earthy at first then burnt, roasty, a bit of smoke and chocolate. The taste is both good and yum with roast to burnt malts to go along with a layer of earthiness to start. Midway some chocolate surfaces. Toward the finish everything comes together in harmony and leaves a lingering chocolate, a bit of burnt malts and just a hint of smoke into the after taste. Very tasty indeed.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Dark brown pour, big dark tan head with spotty lacing. Some chocolate in the nose, caramel, coffee roast, and some dark fruit. Flavor is big dry spicy grain with rye, coffee and some roast. Medium-bodied, tasty, and balanced.
sebletitje (8029) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
coutresy of BA trade.
pours black, mocha head with some light golden lacing.
Aroma is malty, roasty and light coffee.
Taste, malty, chocolate, cocoa nibs, thin malty body, with light rast and coffee. Thin mouthfeel with a toasted/roasted finish.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black, tan head. Roasty, smokey, cocoa nose. Full bodied, charred, dark malt, slightly bitter. Good Porter.
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured from the 22 oz bottle a very dark brown that let in no light and raised a light brown head with good retention and good lacing. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, and ripe fruit. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is heavy on the coffee and the finish is dry. A very decent porter.
alexanderj (3431) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Color was dark brown iwth a light brown head. Aroma was good, with roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Flavor was really nice for the style. Caramel, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. A bit of chalk, but it wasn’t detracting. Good beer.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Skyview. Dark pour with a large bubbly light tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is sweet with cocoa and some chalkiness. Carbonation.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a hint of red and a medium sized white head. Nice chocolaty malt aroma with a similar flavor and a solid mouthfeel. Not the best porter in the world, but it’s hard to mess up this style and it was a solid enough offering.