Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in CT. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Lots of roasty earth in the aroma, some cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with rich, chocolatey roasted malts, some bitter cocoa, earthy bitterness, mellow ash. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, balanced and fairly rich roasted malts. Great porter. Quite robust with lots of flavor packed in.
DominickMondi (13) - - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a soda color. I said rootbeer, others have described it as Coke. Think tan head fades to half a finger, then sticks around. Laces a little on the glass.
It smells fresh. The hops are Centennial and Golding, which describe as floral. I smell a grassy freshness, which is welcomed. The nose is light in contrast to the appearance.
Taste is not at all what I expected. I thought it would be a little more bitter. It is very well balanced. Light carbonation has a great, smooth mouthfeel. The subtle bitterness lingers for a bit, but it is not a negative aftertaste at all.
Letting a little bit float around my mouth the chocolate becomes more apparent. Just a hint of it, and a hint of coffee type roastedness. All in all a very nice, easy drinking Porter.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and Draught. Nice simple porter with great roasted malt flavor. Nice weekday beer.
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this porter. Bottle. Notes of coffee, cocoa, molasses and some dark fruits. Nice malt/hop balance.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from the Sweet Water Tackle Box. Pours an opaque brown color with an off-tan head. Nose is some light roast with big cocoa and baker’s chocolate followed by a mild bitterness. Flavor follows with cocoa, slight roast, and mild chocolate in the finish. Light to medium in body and a nice baseline porter overall.
arventresca (533) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard for the style. Pours dark and has some roast qualities. A very drinkable beer.
chickenflea (312) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark with ruby cast. Short, dense tan head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with strong roasted malt notes, coffee and chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and burnt caramel. Body is light-medium and creamy with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with creamed coffee, and battery-on-the-tongue tanginess. Some surprising umami there too. Tasty porter. Am wondering about that finish though. Not sure if I like it, but it is interesting.
jcartamdg (1600) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and some lactic notes. Taste is roasty, bittersweet chocolate and alcohol. Medium body, slightly hot.
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cheap (3751) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, my first sweet water, from a bottle. You know, there certainly is a difference between porter and stout. In some examples you can really tell the difference and in others you cannot. Pretty clean smell of mildly volatile roasted beer. Very dark. At first I think the alky level is too strong but after a few minutes it tend to mellow a bit. Goodly amount of the roasted porter thing in this brew. Yes not bad with itmildly sizzling co2. Leaves some bitterness there residing on the back of the tongue after each big swig. Near bitter personality builds inthe back ofthe throat towards the finish.
tnkw01 (935) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Good porter. Dark brown color. Not much head. Nice coffee aroma. Taste is burnt toast, mocha, roasted grains.