jjgmd (1050) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown black color with a nice java head. Nose is not typical of most porters, chocolate, very nutty and malty. Taste is nutty with off chocolate . Finish is tart, not your typical porter. quaff score 5 / 10
zgaier (1016) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a brown head and nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is similar, of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, and nuts with a malty, slight burnt finish.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a black with a medium size creamy tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, some coffee, and roasted malt.
taste is creamy, cocoa, espresso, a roastiness comes through, and a touch of vanilla. ends creamy.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: silky near-black pour, with a surprisingly thick and creamy tan head, with decent lacing. Aroma: rich bittersweet dark and milk chocolate, cream, vanilla, brown toast, coffee. Taste: roasty dark malts dominate up front, with chocolate, caramel, cream, and a bit of nuts; then there’s a wave of mellow, slightly piney hops. Finish: smooth, roasty, slightly dry, with a bit of chocolate pudding flavors lasting the longest. Notes: Really enjoyed this porter. Smooth, creamy, roasty, chocolatey, everything I look for. Probably one of the top two or three standard porters I’ve ever had.
allfreej (540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a fine tan head. Excellent lacing.
Chocolate yeasty nose.
Chocolate, coffee, malty. Little to no hop character. Nicely bitter finish.
An extremely well balanced porter. One of the best examples I've had. Ranks up there with Edmund Fitzgerald.
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dhunter151 (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a white head. Roasted malt, coffee, pine/hop flavor. Very well done. Easy to drink.
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SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque dark brown body under a tall tan head.
Spicy roast malt aroma.
The flavor is slightly sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and nutty caramel.
I like that it isn’t overly sweet and not bitter.
Smooth and rich.
TheHopster (673) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bomber bottle). Pours a black-brown complexion with dissipating tan head. Well roasted malty flavor. Smooth but thin palate.
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eros47 (47) - Huntington Park, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black. Aromas consists of chocolate malts, vanilla, and brown sugar. Good head retention and carbonation.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large tan head dark pour strong carbonation the aromas coffee bean rich chocolate vanilla caramel hoppy fruit the flavours coffee bean roasted taste sharp rich chocolate strong ibu vanilla and caramel some liquorice dark sugary touch the finish pleasingly sweet sharp porter with roasted aftertastes sweet malt lasting big bitter very enjoyable porter nice vanilla touch