MaltOne (315) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A middling porter. Typical pour - dark chocolate, opaque brown, small, coffee tinged cream head, dissipates quickly. Aroma faint coffee, roasted malt. Taste is slight hop bitter with dry finish and thin edge of sweeter notes. Medium body, making it easily drinkable, an enjoyable porter session beer. Overall, could be the perfect porter in the right context, pleasant enough, but lighter than anticipated, and not the revelation that some Southern Tierís have been.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight #3 at the brewery with ebone1988. The pour is a darker brown with a lot of light ruby shining through. There is a thin ring of light khaki head and a lot of soapy lace. The aroma is very milky and sweet right up front. The maltiness and strong roast come in on the back end. Chocolate and bitter roast finish it out. Itís not terrible. The flavor is milky and sweet. There is a light roast and a lightly bitter finish. Itís watery and flavorless in the middle. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a lack carbonation and a dry thin finish. The aftertaste is thin and roasty with a sweet lactose there as well. This is not a great porter
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweeter than expected with a little less roast. Cramel, toffee, chocolate coffee nose and flavor. Body is medium. Smooth, easy drinker.
Quick3Beers (941) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Toasty, coffee and chocolate aroma and flavor. Rather sweet. I feel like a lot of porters have lots of effervescence in the mouth that reminds me of soda, not sure why, but this one has it too. Okay beer.
MadRobin (2813) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Opaque, dark mahogany with a a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel.
Taste of roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and mild fruity hops.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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Dacrza (851) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE: March 29, 2016... OCCASION: watching Gone Girl with Shan on a Spring Break Tuesday... GLASSWARE: Kisatskyís Tavern pint... APPEARANCE: midnight black, cola-clinging bubbles adorn the glass... off-white head forms at a staunch, quarter-inch... coral fingers stretch as the glass drains... AROMA: malty, chocolaty suggestions early, with toasted cereal grains... not much hops to speak of, but not the point of th porter... PALATE: creamy, with a coffeeish body that adds texture at the throat... lactic milk smoothness .pervades the experience...TASTE: peat, coffee, some vegetable, and lactic suggestions... a strong, smoky flavor lingers at its end... OVERALL: not as memorable as the majority of the Southern Tier offerings, but this is sufficient for what is needed from a porter...
guzzler67 (1664) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown appearance with an average size beige head and modest lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and caramel malts. Earthy, dusky, bitter flavor amid some smoke. Aftertaste is like a rich, chewy brownie. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel; lingering finish.
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light, roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head. Taste is super light, a light roasted malt, light chocolate, coffee, nothing. Mouthfeel is thin, light to medium body with light carbonation, aftertaste fades quickly. Overall, this is about par for a porter.
jmgreenuk (7669) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is big chocolate, light smoked malt. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a light, slightly watery liqourice malt, dry coffee, light chocolate palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
radio_nowhere (1395) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into tulip glass, opaque dark brown color, some reddish hue, with tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate and a tad smoke. Taste adds more coffee/chocolate, ash and light earthy bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, lively, tad astringent with short earthy roast finish. Solid porter but nothing really stands out, which is nice sometimes.
tekstr1der (369) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany pour with thin off-white top and minimal lacing. Rich aromas of malt, roast. Flavors are malty with just a bit of smokiness. A bit too carbonated and thin to really get a good rich mouthfeel though. Not bad, but there are better close by on the shelf.