robforbes (2087) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark brown with a very small tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of cocoa, and a touch of coffee.
taste is of sour malt, cocoa, a tad amount of coffee in the back, and some hops. ends a little tangy.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Living Room Theater. Not too heavy, sweet smokey chocolate flavor. Smooth finish.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. from Chuck’s @ $4.99. Smell bad! Like old gym socks. Comes out in the taste as well. sharp acidity. Possibly oxidized? Maybe I got a bad one...
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of med molasis. Flavor is a nice burnt fig. The color is med-darkness with decent head. Nothing outstanding
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, moderate to large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet
roasted malts on the nose.   Smells inviting.   Oh wow!   Smooth roastiness on the tongue, semi-sweet, a
litle lactose sweetness, and a great body.   This is silky smooth and delicious.   This one I am surprised by
as many seem to be acrid and too thin.   This has a great malt base, smooth malts to back up the soft hop
bitterness.   Very flavorful.   This might be one of my new favorite Porters from Oregon.   Smidgen of
dark chocolate too.   This one is very very nice.   Recommended!
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with tan sheen. Dark chocolate, black licorice, tobacco aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet herbal black licorice flavor with dark chocolate, medium roast malt, pale malt, nicely bitter finish--good.
dwm1034 (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle split with Erin and Byron...pours black like a stout; tan head - nose of chocolate and, I think, cherry....taste is coffee / expresso and toasted chocolate....very very good body and taste...another Oregon winner I can’t get in IL....guess I’ll have to come back
keith0718 (429) - Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive porter more like a stout. Big, bold coffee/chocolate flavor without the sweet malty heaviness.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is really impressive out of bottle, with a deep, opaque brown-to-black color topped by a huge, fizzy beige head that settles to a persistent ring. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and earthy, with a predominant vanilla character over a light roasted quality that was reminiscent of white toast. The flavor is sadly more one-dimensional, with the same vanilla character and some dark caramel being only modestly balanced by a dark roasted coffee bitterness. A light, prickly carbonation cuts through a medium-weight body, which combines with a slight astringency to make this one harsher than would be desired. In the end, the sweet yet roasty profile is enjoyable enough, but it doesn’t make this beer any more than a nice but unremarkable porter.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1pt 6floz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Dark brownish black. Thick cream-coloured head that thins pretty quickly. Roasted mocha aroma. Not got the huge alcohol that other US porters have – good session porter. Sweet on finish, but never cloying