AirForceHops (2947) - 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 (846) - 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 (4291) - 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 (5414) - 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 (80) - 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?
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle #13107. The actual name is Switchback Dooley’s Belated Porter and it comes in at 5.8% ABV. It pours rich jet black with a full. foamy beige head that lingers to the end. The aroma is a lot sweeter than one might expect from a porter with a dark malt character and caramel. No smokiness or coffee. All around it is a mellow aroma. The body is quite good; well above medium. The taste is of sweet dark malts at first with a low bitterness that evolves into a more moderate bitterness as one nears the end of the bottle. On the dry side at the finish.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-04-26. Black body, modest tan head and lace. 3+ Aroma is lightly roasty and a bit tangy? Flavour is similar. Modest dry toasty roast, tangy fruity touches. Finishes quite dry. Average bodied palate. Enjoyable but just okay. On tap at Reservoir, Waterbury
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Reservoir - Waterbury, VT. A very respectable porter. Has all the stuff you want from the style - a bit of roast, touches of chocolate, modest bitter earth. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty well balanced. Good effort, Switchback.
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a watery, mostly opaque black with some soft, brown head. Nose is nutty, malty, toast, chocolate. Flavor is the same, sweet, brown sugar, toasted bread, roasted nuts, dried chocolate powder. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very true to style. An easy drinker.
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark brown porter with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, a sharp bitter chocolate with grassy hops and light fusel notes. In mouth, a sharp crisp short chocolate with grassy notes, short in mouth, leaving you on your hunger. On tap at Reservoir, March 12 2012.