tfratzke (64) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I keep trying this porter and it keeps staying at one of my least liked. Aroma of slight chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Appearance is a perfect dark reddish brown with tan head. Taste is smokey with some bitterness. The chocolate aroma is missing in the taste making it one dimensional for me. Not a go to porter for me.
JStax (3771) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black color and a light beige head of foam. Fairly malt forward with some milk chocolate character. The taste is moderately sweet and creamy, with a touch of roast sneaking in. Medium body and medium carbonation.
DuchessOfIowa (51) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep walnut hue with tan head. Rich roasted aroma. Toffee and slight coffee notes with herbal hop finish. Enjoy the mouth feel as it has a velvet richness with medium carbonation. This is very well balanced.
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Andersons on Bent Tree. Brown pour with amber tint. Aroma of chocolate, rotated malt, light smoke. Tastes are relatively sweet with cocoa, coffee, earthy. Palate is on the thin side. Bit of a metallic vibe.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with some dry dark grains and bitter chocolate. Flavor has a combination of dark grains and chocolate with a bit of dryness from roast underlying.
katrinaez (580) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Ok porter. Not amazing. LighTer flavor. Kinda wish I had only bought one or two and not a whole 6 pack. Bottle
alobar (3091) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate with hint of hops. Creamy body with roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate flavor with hint of vanilla and hops. Decent porter.
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark w thin head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Bitter w notes of burnt coffee, vanilla. Lingering coffee notes. Not really sweet finish. Solid porter.
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AbbeyRoade (449) - Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The description is perfect for this one- sweet, malty finish with deep malty roasty flavor throughout. Nice flavor and light, carbonated body to keep things sessionable. Good brew.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger brown head, dark brown color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: chocolate, roast grain, light molasses, light grassy hops. Palate: full body, average carbonation, bitter finish, oily and sticky texture. Taste: sweet roasted malt, light chocolate, into moderate grassy bitterness (in contrast to sweet malt front at least). Overall, aroma is good, but bitterness is out of hand for the style, not a good balance in my opinion. Not too pleasant.
MNAle (57) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a very dark color, almost black. Creamy tan head with moderate lacing. Sweet, malty odor. Initial taste is nicely balanced hop bitterness with malts, then the smoky, roasted flavor comes to the fore. This smoky taste remains the dominate character of this beer. Nice body, but not really thick. Smooth and creamy. The aftertaste is bitter, but not overbearing. I like this beer.