zoucrew102 (458) - - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, from friends in Oregon. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and coffee. Pours dark brown with one finger of tan head with excellent retention and very little lacing. Roasted malt flavors with coffee slightly overpowering the chocolate undertones, but not badly. Finishes smooth with more of the chocolate coming through on the palate at the very end. Solid porter.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11-Apr-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $4.24 at liquidsolutions.net)
The Porter is probably the best of the bottled beers from this brewery, but perhaps in part because it’s a fairly forgiving style in terms of hiding subtle flaws. There’s a lot of cola in the flavor, molasses, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, a touch of prunes, and a hint of ashiness and day-old coffee in the finish. Cola, wood, chocolate, toast and dried leaves in the nose. The beer is medium in body, light-medium in carbonation, and despite the light sweetness, it’s still mostly dry on the palate. Clear in appearance and dark brown in color but light enough to allow some transparency through the center. The quarter-inch, off-white head settles rapidly to a ring. Good stuff.
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a half finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is mostly burnt malt and wood.
The taste is a smooth burnt and roasted malt with a mild lemon bitter finish.
The texture is smooth with crisper edges and moderate carbonation.
A nice solid drinkable porter. Enjoyable.
Beergeek23322 (2126) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Very dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, spice and dark fruit aromas. I did not really detect the smoke, but a very good porter.
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a deep brown, nearly black, small thin head. Nice pleasant roasty nose. Lots of roast, coco, and malt taste. Dry clean finish. Very nice.
robforbes (2055) - 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 (1191) - 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 (580) - 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 (6178) - 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!