Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pour is close to black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is of roasted grain, sweet chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is of chocolate syrup and roast. Very thin.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Southern Pacific brewpub
Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate and dark malts. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and roast coffee
A nice porter, tasty.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Southern Pacific. Black pour with a khaki head. Roasted malts, cocoa powder, and lots of coffee. A hint of ash and dark fruit. Light toasted malt sweetness. Nice bitterness to the flavor. Lots of roast, coffee, and dark chocolate. A bit of ash, coffee grounds, and dark fruit. Subtle sweetness of toast and bread.
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black. A good aroma with notes both of hops and smoke, a very West Coast porter. Moderately good body, placing it average to above-average on the richness scale--some porters definitely distinct from stouts and others not so much. On tap at brewpub.
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Reddish black pour. Chocolate and anise in the aroma. Medium malt body with roasted grain, chocolate and tobacco in the taste. Pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wordsworth (129) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black with a thin khaki head. Pretty fizzy for a porter with a chocolatey aroma. Dry, toasty flavor without a remarkable palate. Very average and drinkable- not worth coming back to.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours very dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is very chocolaty with some toast and coffee. The flavor is very dry and roasty with coffee, burnt toast and a soda pop mouthfeel. A little too fizzy, but decent flavor. A pretty standard porter.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet roasted grain and light coffee and chocolate aroma and taste with roasted grain notes to the unfortunately watery finish and too thin palate. I’m sensing a trend here.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Southern Pacific poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of ropastiness, bitter chocolate, mocha and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bitter choolate and coffee with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I visited this nice brewery, I sampled their Wit, Extra IPA, and this. All are good, but this was my favorite to drink. It has a very pronounced combination of chocolate, coffee, and toastiness. It’s rounded out nicely by having enough citrus and bitterness. I wouldn’t mind trying this kind of brew as a specialty -- barrel aged, etc. I wondered if it could be less bitter, more sweet.