Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a light tan head. Lightly roasted aroma, some molasses, nutty, chocolate, light spicy earth notes. Thin body. Nice chocolatey malt, a touch of roast, some caramel, and mild nutty notes. Finish has a touch of bittersweet malt. Top-notch porter.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, poured into snifter glass, great frothy tan head, a bit of oakiness to the aroma, great spider lacing, interesting booziness for only a 5% beer. The mouthfeel does not do this beer justice at all, really watery, really weak, not much, a bit of roastiness, but not much else. Too bad.
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from jcos, 3/13/11
Aroma: It has a roasty and smokey aroma, malt heavy, some chocolate and caramel notes
Appearance: It pours into the glass a dark brown color with a small beige head, light lace
Flavor: This one has a nice smooth roasted porter flavor, burnt, chocolate, and smoke notes too
Palate: The mouthfeel is well-rounded, medium (plus) bodied, with a fairly smooth and clean finish to it
Thanks Justin! (I’m getting use to writing that since you hooked me up with so many beers!) Anyway, I was relatively impressed with this one. A solid example of the style that does what it sets out to do.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thick tan foamy head, that had good retention and lacing. Light roasty grains with some sweet creamy cocoa in the aroma. Taste starts with sweet milk chocolate and malt flavor, then finishes with bitter dark chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee. Just the right balance of bitter and sweet. Medium bodied, crisp and a bit chewy.
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: very dark brown to black, short beige head, that fades quickly. Aroma: typical porter aroma--bitter chocolate, a bit of coffee, a bit of stone and some hops . Taste: dry-roasted coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, cream and caramel balanced by generous English hoppyness. Finish: dry, a little tangy, a little musty, with a bit of mineral/chemical undertones. Notes: Pretty typical porter. Palate was a little light, and the finish was mediocre but the appearance and flavors were totally acceptable for the style.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black with a dense khaki head that fades pretty rapidly, but leaves some nice lace in the process. The aroma is dead on style--roasty with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, and dark fruit. There is also a noticeable hop character to the aroma. The flavor is less complex, but still balanced and good. Mostly roasted malt and coffee on the flavor. Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall: just a very solid porter. Nice for this winter night.
pottygok (433) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: A very yeasty aroma, with little malt or hops. Almost smells rotten, like dirty socks.
Appearance: Black, with a frothy tan head.
Taste: Medium Sweetness, light bitterness with a hint of saltiness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a bitter finish.
Overall: Very disappointed with this beer. It looked nice the in glass, but failed on every other level. Smelled bad, tasted weak, little flavor or character. Some toastiness and hints of chocolate, but I was left wanting more. I almost felt like I was drinking a black, toasty Budweiser. Pretty disappointing beer.
Itzjerm (1140) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good porter. Sweet at first... and after abitter ending quick end to bitterness and goes back to sweet. Very dark. Not thick feeling though. Enjoyable for all.... a more drinkable porter.
jredmond (5204) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with pat and vinny. Pours a dark brownish black body with brown lacing. Aroma is nice chocolate roast and offer. Mouthfeel is thin with delicious notes of roasted and toasted chocolate malts.
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade thanks to billab914. Pours blacker than most porters, with a lasting 1.4 finger tan head and some lacing. Aroma is big, rich malts. Chocolate and anise stand out. The flavor is really solid. Big-time anise and molasses, dark and milk chocolate, and sharp roast. Roasty dryness on the palate, and fairly thick for a 5-percenter. Surprisingly good beer. Will have to check out more of these guys’ lineup.