haddon90 (1352) - Newport Beach, California, 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 (4625) - 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 (1711) - 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 didnít 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 (1205) - 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.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed on the lawn during Brew Fest 2010 on Governorís Island. Rich and robust porter with a nice hop presence.
baraciisch (1290) - USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had the hunters point porter at Toronado, vanilla aroma.... Kind of bland, not terribly impressed.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a deep brown. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor follows the nose. Itís smooth and full bodied, and really tasty and drinkable. Finish is coffee and a bit bitter. Solid porter.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ancient backlog. Aroma of milky chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some dark fruits. Flavor has medium bitterness with a fruity sweetness and a touch of acidity. Medium bodied, lighter than expected for the style/strength.
neepsntatties (1041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colour... very dark brown with no head. Nose... roasted hazelnuts and coffee. Palate... roasted malt, day old coffee, chicory powder, lightly bitter and a moderately long roasty finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Brouwerís; dense brown with thin tan head; roasty aromas with coffee and bakers chocolate; nice, medium body with creamy roast flavors; smooth drinking with nice dry, chocolaty finish; a very nice porter and one I wish was up this way more often