Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewpub.
Dark brown brew with very little head. Not much going on aroma wise - roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Goes down smooth but is a bit thin with some chocolate flavor.
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~4 oz pour as part of a sampler at the brewpub. Pour is hazed black brown with a light tan head. Aroma is roast/char malt along with some pine hops. Under that is a mild sweetness. Taste is the sweetly char roasted malt followed by a minimal amount of the pine hops. The taste had sort of weird sensation of the roast being added as a flavoring after the brewing process, rather than seeming to be part of the beer. Odd statement, I know, but this beer really lacked cohesion. The flavors were all good, just put together in an off way. Palate is medium, clean and crisp finish. Like with the Pale Ale, I think this is headed down the right path.
Ungstrup (29211) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and soy sauce, as well as lighter notes of chocolate, leading to a dry, bitter, chocolaty finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the brewpub. Rating #4. Very dark brown pour with a light brown head. Slight roasty aroma, not much else otherwise. Very light flavor, not much chocolate and only a touch of roast in the finish, not what I look for in a porter. (1047)
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Roasted malt and light cofeeish note aroma. Roasted flavour, light liqourice note. Light fruity touch to a mild roasted base flavour. Bitter, roasted and fruity finish. Chocolate?
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Medium body, hard roasted malts and a malt bitter finish. 060709
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark brown, like most porters, yet had no head. The aroma had a feint scent of roastiness. This beer was thin & a bit watery.