Tessic (985) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter poured a deep black colour with a tan coloured, foamy head. Small amount of lacing. To the nose there are scents of coffee, ripe fruit, smoke and dark cocoa. First sip was flavourful with tastes of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and toast. Finish is lightly smokey with the real roast lingering forever.
radio_nowhere (1258) - 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 (225) - 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.
Beerman6686 (5622) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lightly ashy roasted malt and some caramel. Flavor similar, a bit watery and disjointed.
tfontana (307) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage in Dover, NH. Aroma is light bready malt with hint of grassy hops. Appearance is very dark mahogany--almost opaque, with surprisingly robust sparkle and 1 finger-width foamy head and nice minimal lacing. Taste is more lightly sweet than lightly bitter with a lingering pleasant long bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, average carbonation. Overall, I’ve come to expect a lot from this brewer and thought they’d knock this out of the park. It is OK but there are a lot of better porters out there.
Travlr (17722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of dark coffee, cocoa. Taste is roasty, fairly light body. Not bad.
ShivanDragon (2551) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@BeerTemple , Amsterdam, 30/5/2015 - Aged Porter van 2012 die 3 jaar in de kelder heeft gestaan... schenkt zwart met bruine kraag. Aroma van koffie, chocolade, gebrande mout, best ok. Smaken zijn direct bij de eerste slok al opvallend dun, hmmm dat voor een aged bier..... erg dun allemaal.... verder uiteraard de koffie, bittere chocolade, vanille, weinig aging kenmerken.... erg vlak en flets allemaal.... bittertje in de afdronk en wat droog.
Mr_Pink_152 (2459) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Gonzo Beer, Coventry. Aroma is toasted malt and spice. There is also a touch of smoke. Taste starts sweet with a smoky bitter finish.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Chocolate malt with light roast. Not as bitter as a lot of porters. Pretty average.
hophead1234 (46) - - APR 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with a light khaki head. Aromas of coffee and some malt sweetness. Taste of coffee, malt sweetness and a little smokiness. Thin mouth feel with nice lacing in the glass. Overall very nice example of an American style porter.
hershiser2 (1571) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of coffee, metal, fish. Taste is coffee and creamy chocolate.