Strykzone (5065) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Hayduke. This looks like a porter but with is exceptional with a thicker than usual head that has good staying power. Aroma is roasted malt with lots of thick rich dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Feel is fizzy which is a pleasant surprise. It also feels more substantial than the typical porter. Flavor is similar to the flavor. Finish is chocolate with dark fruit. Porter is one of my favorite styles and this one is near the top of the heap. Very well done!
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours an opaque black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that leaves tons of lace and really hangs around for a while. Big sweet dark chocolate nose with undertones of dark fruit, pruney. Creamy medium body, soft carb. Chocolate and mild dark fruit notes on the mid-palate with a mild sweet finish. Not bad but doesn’t have too much in the way of individual identity.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions before it was called Pin Up Porter. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates and has excellent lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate/coffee, floral hops and roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, dark chocolate, a hint of fruit and some mild spice. Finish is semi-dry with a toasted dark malt and chocolate aftertaste. Nice solid porter. My favorite of their regular year-round beers.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid porter. Nice interplay between chocolate and coffee and some roasted notes. I don’t taste any smokiness which is good for me. Easy to drink. Nice brown color with a bit of a tan head.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of weak in the palate. Pours a brown with tan head. Notes of roast and chocolate, but kind of cardboard tasting. Not horrible, but just not that full flavored. Still, nice balance of sweet and roast.
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased 22oz bomber at Mazama Village Store. Pours a dark brown with a substantial off-white head which lingers for a good while. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of floral presence. The taste is dark chocolate, toasted malt, and a touch of dried fruit. Medium body and a rich aftertaste of chocolate and malt. This is a great port.
bpreo (1748) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First of all, this is the best smelling beer I have ever had. The taste is just as good, and almost tastes as good as it smells. Almost. Still though, holy cow, this beer will surprise you.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carbonated cola body with a cola float head. Nice coal tinged, roasty nose--a coal miner’s brew. Nice roasty flavor. Again, strong presence of black patent endows it with a coal grilled flavor, but it is quite smooth. The only detraction is a slight watery finish to the body. A solid, highly roasty, quaffable porter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Sellia’s in Portland: Pours dark black with a light head. The nose is fresh and malty, plenty of roast and chocolate, a bit of oats and sweeter roasty notes. Light hops in the flavor and a bit sweet in body. Finishes grainy with light coffee ground notes. Not too bad, but a little scattered.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head, chocolate malt aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor, some caramel a little residual sweetness. Finish is a little tart slightly thin mouthfeel.