BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a Blue Palms Brown Bag blind tasting. Pours with a deep brown body and a small, off-white head. Aroma of roast, some dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, toffee and light earthy hops. Taste is roast, dark fruits, dried fruits and a bit of earthiness. Decent amount of coffee. Feels decently big. Medium carbonation.
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild roast with subtle chocolate and coffee notes and just a touch of hop support. Slight alcohol evident after warming a bit. Dark brown with ruby highlights, fairly clear with a beautiful frothy tan inch thick head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Taste is subtly sweet with a medium+ malt presence and a great medium hop bitterness to balance. Medium body with a creamy texture, medium carbonation and a wonderfully long and slightly dry / astringent finish alternating between the sweet and bitter. Very enjoyable porter that is substantial enough to warm one up on a cool night and is also refreshing enough to cool one down on a warm night. Well done.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with red glimts and a medium creamy deep beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, hops and drying hops. Flavour came out dry with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, grapefruity hops, coffee and hints of english liquerice. Finished dry and bitter.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Hop Devil, as Hunter’s Point Porter, 7/17/10
Aroma: The nose has some roasted notes, chocolate malts, and some coffee
Appearance: Pours a dark brownish-black color with a dark tan head
Flavor: It has a nie roasted flavor, some chocolate and vanilla notes
Palate: This beer is rather smooth, slight bourbony feel, fairly full bodied and well-rounded
I thought that was a pretty enjoyable porter. Lots of nice flavors and an enjoyable feel. It drinks nicely, it is well-rounded, and it just seems to work pretty well. Very solid stuff.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Footbalm - thanks man. Pours a deep brown color with auburn tints, three fingers of creamy brown head. Nice thick sheet lacing. Aroma is sweet with chocolate and a mild roast. Flavor is more roast forward with coffee and chocolate in the background. Lightly bittersweet. Lingering finish of chocolate and roast.
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Russell Street BBQ... Poured dark brown, near black with a light brown head. Looked like a big glass of espresso. Lots of roast and cocoa flavors with hints of coffee, caramel, vanilla and a slight hop earthiness to balance to roast and sweetness.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice, light tannish head. Smokey aroma with some dark chocolate notes, toffee, and roasted malt. Chewy mouthfeel. Slight hops. But also some roasted malt and some dark chocolate/dark coffee notes. Could have more substance, but not bad.
jredmond (4872) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample and full bottle enjoyed on the lawn at NY Brew Fest with Andrew, Pat, PJ, and Feng Daddy. Pours a deep blackish -brown, with a frothy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, malts, and oat while the finish showcases a slightly hoppy backbone. Body is on the full side for a porter. One of the best beers at the festival.
Nickls (1748) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Deep dark brownish black color; lightly tan head. Woody and lightly chocolatey; some dark fruits in the aroma. Rich dark roasted maltiness in the flavor that didn’t show up in the aroma; nice chocolate hints; richly roasty finish. Thicker to medium MF; a little viscous; soft carbonation. Nice sipper; a bit heavy in some ways; but enjoyable enough
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample and full bottle enjoyed on the lawn at NY Brew Fest with Andrew, James, PJ, and Feng. Pours a deep, dark brown, nearly black, with a frothy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, malts, oat, vanilla, and some bitter hops. Body is on the full side, with a velvety, rich, soft palate. Awesome centerpeice to the festival.