egg (140) - USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on 9/18/14. Pours pitch black with a tight, silky tan head. Strong aromas of dark coffee and chocolate. Taste is surprisingly light, burnt coffee, cocoa, some sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours black, tan-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, taste is roasted coffee. Nice porter.
abcfan (819) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good brew. Pours black with a tan head. Lightly smoked, notes of tobacco. Smooth finish.
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark deep brown color with a khaki head that dissipated faster than I would have hoped. Taste of sweet malts, cocoa and roasted malts with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.
UkrainPubCrawler (106) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty porter with great malt flavor. Not as strong with only 4.8% but still flavorful.
b3shine (6509) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours nearly black with a beige head, sweet taste with chocolate, roasted malt, has a bitter coffee finish, nicely done
arnold931 (815) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Summit brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head and very little lacing. Nose is smoky dark chocolate. Taste is some coffee but the smoke still comes through.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a deep shade of brown. Wispy brown head. Hazelnut and burnt caramel aroma. Brown sugar, chocolate and general porter roastiness thoughout. Creamy mouthfeel almost suggests hints of lactose. This was a pretty good beer, in my opinion. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
felsenpils (130) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 12 ounce bottle. Pours black with off-white foam and good retention. The aroma is clean, but I miss the esters found in an English porter like Fuller´s. Pretty good taste with a cacao aftertaste. NIce clean bitterness, but perhaps a bit too much. I like this beer and think that it is one of Summit´s best, just not quite as elegant as an authentic English porter. The lines between robust Porter and dry Stout seems to converge here. That being said, I have this beer side by side with Deschutes Black Butte Porter and I must say that both the aroma and taste of the Summit Porter are more distinctive and complex than the beer from Oregon.