MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the blind tiger nyc. Blackish chestnut brown body, amber chestnut at edges. Head is dark tan and densely foamy, lots of microbubbles like the texture of a sponge. Aroma is meta vanilla beans, sweet chocolate malted milk, and faintly roasted.(cask) so mouthfeel is soft, slick and mildly carbonated. Flavor starts a little dry, smoky/peaty malt, but vanilla and chocolate malt is more in the background. Finish gets mildly vegetal hoppy bitter with a bit of heat, then cleans out to a vitamin-like aftertaste, also leafy hop.
TaktikMTL (6749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Killington Market (Killington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de fumée avec une pointe de café à la vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fumée avec une pointe de café à la vanille et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #6643)
markducommun (622) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, minimal light tan head. Strong vanilla, light smoke and molasses. Plenty bitterness, less prominent sweetness. Medium heavy body, long finish. Excellent.
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours brown almost black with a brown/tan head. Nose is vanilla, toffee, slight smoke, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts there is a touch of smoke its finish is slightly sweet, its also a touch thin. This beer is almost amazing.
mathieuc (2683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of smoke, wheat germ, vanilla, coffee. Taste is dry with some bitter coffee grinds. Grapes (light acidity), vanilla, chocolate, coffee and smoke flavors. Body is light, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel is weak/thin. Slight acrid and ash-y. Underwhelming, I somehow expected a bigger beer.
fuzzcro (101) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Aroma is strong vanilla...light on smoke. Over all a tasty porter. Color is brown black with substantial brown head that lingers. A little coffee bitter on the end. I prefer the thickness a stout offers but this porter has a flavor that almost makes up for the lack of body.
anthony850 (436) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent Porter with chocolate and coffee overtones. While smokey. Not an overpowering taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HopsandBolts (240) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint bottle from Beverage Depot in Burlington Vermont.
Appearance: Pours a
dark black with a finger of light tan head. Short retention, slight lacing.
Dough, hint of coffee.
Coco beans, vanilla, smoke, coffee, moca, raisins and prunes.
Average viscosity, lingering finish, average carbonation.
Overall: Nice Porter in which the vanilla and coffee beans really come out. The dark fruits like raisins and prunes come out as it begins to warm.
tmongoose (1962) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared pours a medium brown with light Brown head. The aroma and flavor is lots of vanilla bean almost touch the ratio of smoke to vanilla bean is bean. I like more smoke this one leaves me wanting more
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff was really tasty. Oh, but it needs more alcohol in it. Still a delicious bit of drink.
edwardbass (728) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Underwhelmed would be an understatement. Perhaps it’s a bit old? Standard porter looks. Aroma has mild vanilla and smoke....very mild. There’s almost zero of the deep roasted flavors a porter typically presents, with very, very mild vanilla and very mild smoke. Quite disappointing.