after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Loose stringy lace. Mild roasty dark chocolate nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty dark chocolate mid palate with a long dark chocolate finish.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 a very solid entry in the american porter catergory. coffee roasted malt and chocolate, with a hint of hops. smooth and tasty. well done. i’ll search out again.
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color/ brown head. Nutty, roasty, chocolate aromas. medium bodied. Chocolate milk, roasted nut, medium roasted malt flavors.
Braudog (5841) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Exceptional visuals, textbook porter ... deep, dark black, with a towering, cratered head of tan foam. The aroma is somewhat mute, but the beer delivers a full-on, robust kick of somewhat ashy, bitter chocolate chewiness. There’s a hint of prune, but in a pleasant way. This is a super easy to drink brew, classic porter with a kick. Well done. (#4601, 5/23/2012)
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy for a porter nose. Roasty, earthy good floral bitterness in the aroma. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. The flavor is roasty and earthy with a good deal of hop bitterness in the finish. Long dryness lingers. Well done.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Black with a creamy tan head. Roasty aroma and taste with bitter chocolate and mild coffee notes.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Roast y with coffee esk spiciness, chocolate malt, smooth and roast y and a mild etoh warming. Nice.
jredmond (5483) - 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.
egajdzis (5370) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ Freakin Frog] Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, nuts, and charred wood. Taste of chestnuts, roast, chocolate, and light smoke in the finish.
TheBeerGod (5294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, frothy tan head. Nose is surprisingly more chocolate than roasted malt with soft coffee notes, vanilla and hints of dark fruit. Taste is also rather up front with the chocolate and vanilla. The roasted malt and coffee are present but relegated to a background flavor. Softer notes of dark fruit show up as well. Body is medium-full with a rich, creamy carbonation. Finishes with a touch more bitterness. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, light vanilla notes and coffee round it out. Nice porter!