Holdwine (1179) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good flavor in a big (32oz.) can. Requisite dark coffee notes. Reliable roasting and a bit of bitterness makes for a fun drink.
Bulk_Carrier (3884) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from old notes.
At the brewery, this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head. There wasn’t any lacing.
The smell had a dark roasty coffee aroma with a robust quality to it.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed somewhat subdued but mainly good for the style. I have to admit there does seem to be a fair amount wateriness about this.
Overall, not a bad Porter, I’d have this again.
Inertiaman37 (32) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery porter, whose smell is deceving, it has the right smell and smokey taste but the mouth feel leaves you disappointed
caseynswan (46) - - JUL 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Alpine Porter! Black Bear with the addition of juniper breweries. Aroma is a little funky - a bit like Lindburger cheese. Classic porter mouthfeel. Root beer coloring.
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Sunday River Brewing. Pours black with a thick head. This is a very good traditional porter. The roasted barley comes through and there is a nice dry hop finish. The beer is dry overall and easy to drink.
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black darkness. There are specks of yeast-sediment floating in the stagnant, tar-like body. Absolutely a black hole.
Malty but with a surprising hop flourish. Fresh, flowery scent.
Mild coffee flavor, but has an underlying sweetness. Has a nice hop kick that offers an excellent balance. Great balance of sweetness and hops.
Nice thick flavor and fee. Has a nice, smooth feel afterward. A bit chalky but in a good way. Excellent, balanced porter. Has a nice, strong flavor,, but not overwhelming. A good combination of different flavors.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt and mildly roasty. Tastes of roasted malt and chocolatey, but a bit thin on the mouthfeel.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle (Gusher): Bottle gushed and poured almost all foam. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, hops, soy sauce, and some astringent. Poured dark brown in color with a massive, dense, rocky, coffee-ice cream-brown colored head that lasted throughout. Sparkling. Many medium-sized particles. Excellent lacing. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, and some pine. Medium body. Slightly thin, chalky texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet coffee, chocolate, and hop finish is dry. Annoyed I lost more than half the bottle to foam.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Bitter chocolate aroma. Reddish black color with huge fluffy tan head. Flavor is a delightful concoction of dark fruits, bitter chocolate, coffee, and tobacco, with significant roasty notes. Nice prolonged somewhat bitter finish. Well done.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Smugglers Notch, VT. Black pour with a foamy, medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and some vanilla. Very carbonated. Flavor is like a maltball and sweet at the start...finish ends up a bit dry and bitter. This was pretty ok.