PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Notes from my backlog: Pours a deep brown with a tan ring that laces slightly Mild aroma- wafer notes with very light roast. Clean and boring. Fizzy light body, too carbonated. Peppery charred flavor with bitter malt husks and inky. Some chocolaty roast on the back but itís inky with a slightly astringent bitter husk finish. Needs refining.
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Rich robust Porter with a bitter bite. Roasty and toasty and tasty. Nice Porter.
SteveOrz85 (60) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber into tulip. Poured black with two finger tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is lightly malty. Taste is robust and is lightly sweet with a fairly smooth finish. Notes of toffee and roasted malts. Light to medium carbonation. Great tasting average porter at an affordable price. $5.50 for a bomber not a bad price in PA.
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another black thing with thin light brown head. Gives off chocolate, burnt toast aromas. Taste starts very roasty - let it warm up a bit and the alcohol comes into the picture with a bit of heat. Finish is dry, bitter, and a little floral? Hop character in the end is unusual for the style - I like my porters a little richer than this one. The dryness of this is even approaching CDA territory.
ikigai (69) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2/25/15 from bomber. Slight chocolately aroma. Nice light coffee dark malt flavor. A little thin mouthfeel. Deceptively little alcohol taste.
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jeremyh70 (841) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with minimal highlights, a thick khaki head and decent lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, mocha and a hint of Worcestershire. Taste is also heavy on the dark roasted malts with a bit of sweetness. Flavors of day old dark roast coffee, cocoa, mocha, molasses, oats, some ash and a smooth roasty bitterness. Finishes semi dry and roasty. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium/full body and moderate/high carbonation. Nice flavorful Porter that shows off the dark specialty malts but has just enough sweetness to keep it from getting too dry and roasty.
high_on_hops (748) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a foamy brown head bad lacing. It has a great aroma of toast, coffee, and dark malt, with a flavor of toasty malt up front and a semisweet finish over a smooth body.
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gueuze (481) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch nach Johannisbeere und Himbeere. Wenig rŲstig. Geschmackk dann restsŁŖ.
beer-yum (754) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Restrained aroma and jet black colour. Huge body to start gives way to a light, almost delicate, finish. Definitely a US take on the style (but no foul in this case).
AAEA (181) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 FL OZ ($3.99) pretty cool beer, taste is like smokey chocolate. Has a good head to it. pretty good beer, I enjoyed this one. Its sorta tuff so donít start with this one.
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: 7/10. Ashy, hoppy, with a nice roast-burnt aroma to it.
Appearance: 4/5, pours black with a medium tan head that lingers a while.
Taste: 7/10. Sweet and ashy burnt roast malts, a gentle sourness to it that fades into a light tartness that balances out the ash.
Palate: 5/5. Smooth, silky, pleasantly astringent, with a light bitter finish that lasts. Leaves the tongue tingling and prickling long after.
Overall: 15/20. While nothing here particularly stands out, this is a porter with fantastic balance and harmony to itís elements. Despite the relative low scoring to others in itís family, Iíd definitely buy this again. Itís not great, but itís easy to enjoy.