Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma of milk chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, dry.
mtdewa1 (327) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma a bit week. Notes of chocolate, coffee and some roasted malts. Dark pour little khaki head. Taste roasted malts, bitter chocolate and lingering coffee. Very smooth well done. Nice mouthfeel to it.
EyeAmBaldman (295) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany (reddish tint in the light), with an off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with roasted malt. This is a medium bodied beer with a nice dark chocolate taste and a heavy coffee aftertaste. This was a surprising beer...very we’ll done.
mike5326 (972) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Medium roasted malt aroma. Light body with a light pepper malt flavor and a smooth finish.
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Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
American Porter deserves to be poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a nice settling one finger white foamy head that left a light somewhat clingy lacing after the head dissipated within about a minute.
The smell had a hearty dark roasted sweet maltiness that let in a light earthy bitterness. Light chocolate ends up coming in near the end.
The taste was semi-sweet with the dark roasty sweet maltiness fulfilling my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a slight sessionability to it. The carbonation seemed to be good for the style as it was just sharp enough but also still slightly smooth enough.
Overall, I say this was a good American Porter to have again.
Jetulio (104) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml. bottle poured into a Snifter glass
Appearance....... Black beer with foamy head colour beige of one finger aprox not lasting, a thin ring last until the end
Aroma............... Llittle touch of malt and a strong chocolate aroma
Taste........ Some tea and pine notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth
Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation
Overall............ a very recomendable porter, a chocolate predominance with style.
angel77 (1050) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2012. Porter ligera con 5.8 vol que se bebe bien y buen paso por boca con sabores y aromas suaves. Se podría repetir.
rikstar (873) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l fles thuis, donker bruin met een bescheiden bruine kraag. Geur en
smaak zijn rijk met koffie, chocolade en room. Body is licht tot medium daardoor goed door te drinken. Aangename porter
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a huge billowy brown tinted head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell with a rather strong showing of a caramel and toffee sweetness. Some other darker aromas of a light cocoa and a bit of cola are there along with some light dark fruit aromas of raisin. Some light coffee and a little bit of smoke round out the smell and while overall the aroma is somewhat complex, the aromas don’t really necessarily meld all that well together.
Taste – The taste begins thinner and somewhat more dry with a roasted malt flavor with some hints of caramel and toffee upfront. While it starts out weaker, the roasted flavors get stronger and stronger as the taste advances along with the caramel and toffee getting stronger as well. While the roasted and sweet get stronger a bitter coffee flavor begins working its way onto the tongue with some other flavors of a cocoa nature coming as well. The coffee remains rather light until the very end where it is met with some mild hoppy aromas of an earthy and herbal nature, which seem to accentuate the strength and bitterness of the coffee. With the slightly bitter nature of the coffee and hop and with the caramel dwindling a bit and a light bit of raisin coming to the tongue, one is left with a somewhat drier (for a porter) and slightly bitter but quite enjoyable roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thin for a porter with a carbonation level that is rather average for a porter. The moderateness of the carbonation is rather nice for the roasted, sweet, and bitter coffee flavors, but with that said a thicker body would have created a much nicer medium and mouthfeel for this brew overall.
Overall – The look and taste of the brew are really fantastic. If it wasn’t for the lackluster smell and feel this could easily be a top class year round porter. Overall it is well worth a try though if you get a chance.
John25 (630) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark cola. Mainly dark chocolate on the nose with roasty espresso notes. The taste follows suit and adds a hint of smoked malt with a nice sweet finish (maybe a citrus hop note creating that). Low carb, and super light on the palate. Very easy to drink but, full flavored. Great stuff.
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