jamesewelch (148) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, around $4-5, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: caramel, bread, nuts
Appearance: black, tan head
Taste: Medium sweet
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: Tastes like mostly chocolate malts with dark chocolate finish and bitterness. Smooth and nice mouthfeel. Nutty taste. Easy to drink.
malrubius (2000) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Joe’s. Near black with tan head and full lace. Mild spicy earthy fruity aroma with hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. Mild roasted coffee and chocolate mild fruity sweetness. Earthy dry woody finish accentuated by lively soft carbonation and soft palate. Excellent session porter, which are not easy to find these days. Natural carbonation holds it all together and gives a very pleasing mouthfeel.
kingofthemtn (25) - - FEB 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted last night watching The game on tv. Overall it has the look and taste similar to the other porters I’ve tried in the past. The color is a nice dark black with that roasted taste prevailing. Being new to beer tasting the Simcoe hops didn’t stand out as a particularly distinct taste to me. I wanted a thicker body to go with the dark roasted taste, but I guess that’s why God made Guinness.
OStout33 (5) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale beer with relatively high level of carbonation and ok taste. Not the biggest fan.
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anthony850 (330) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth tasting with Carmel a very good beer.
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AirForceHops (4064) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle, dark brown with no head. Aroma is roasted malts showing chocolate, brown sugar and yeast. Flavor is much the same with a long lingering nutty finish. The lingering roasted nuts and earth malt is nice and last a good duration. Medium body with a dry malt texture. Pretty good overall.
annunz123 (912) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Strong, malty flavor, with some nice roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Much better than I expected.
thornecb (4694) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Metallic chocolate aromas. Medium to thin bodied with chocolate and caramel upfront turning to espresso in the dry finish.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5268-20130426] Tap. Medium roasted grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy mocha head. Tootsie Roll roasted bread and lightly chocolated-dusted malt flavour. Full body, surprising for a porter. Tasty to try, nice balance. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
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vodka4blood (105) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Switchbacks best product so far, Id say. Looks perfect, and tastes very good, even though smokiness is absent. Very light palate considering its an unfiltered porter, but on the bright side this does make them go down even quicker?