cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin lacing ... soft roast malt ... dark cherry roast nose ... soft roast ... light fizz ... dark malt ... soft toffee malt ... dark roast ... roast malt ... little toffee ...decent enough but not quite there
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, thin head, dark chocolate aroma and palate, a touch of chocolate syrup, and a sweetish, mellow finish with a dash of alcohol.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 0,65 ltr (bottle from Oregon)
Opaque black color, small beige head. Strong chocolaty, coffee bean aroma. Medium-bodied. Chocolaty, toasted, coffee bean flavor. Sweetish finish. Low bitterness. Very tasty, especially if this is really only 5.5%.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, light roastiness, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, and light coffee.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle transported by Alex. Thanks! Dark brown color with golden notes and a tan head that ran off at once. Great aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is coffee, toast/burnt malt and a bit of milk chocolate. Finishes pretty dry, very smooth, with something that might be wood smoke. Recommended.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: March 29, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy grey head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich yet dry chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry earthyness that gives it a dry powdery character, touch of caramel sweetness brings back some chocolate richness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head over a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate, soil and coffee. Taste is watery with notes of chocolate. Watery mouthfeel, light carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry toasty, smoky dark malts and a touch of coffee. Starts with average fullness and just a hint of sweetness before a drier toasty dark malty bittersweet finish. A pretty good porter, but drier than I expected.
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This black ale poured with a rich tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a chocolate and coffee flavor that is tasty, but not super rich. Very drinkable.
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!