Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of head on a medium brown colored body.
The aroma is pine, chocolate and roasted malt. A wonderful mixture.
The taste is pine bitterness with roasted malt and dark chocolate rounding it out. The level of bitterness is uncharacteristic for the style but it fit well.
The texture is smooth with a crisp finish and moderate carbonation with a little fizz in the middle.
A great porter with a unique twist.
pdx76 (510) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at fanno creek nano beer fest - pours cloudy tan with thick off white head. Nose of caramel and roasted malt. Taste is of full malt with sweet caramel and coffee.
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maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light chocolate nose, with a bit of coffee, and honey on toast. Dull cloudy brown dishwater color (ugly, in fact). Light roast, chocolate, grainy, some decent hopping, and a bit too much yeast / mid maintains this / finish is lightly bitter. Light body. Overhopped for the body. Very pale and clear. Not really much of a porter.
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours an extremely cloudy brown color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is very roasty with some nice coffee elements to it. Taste has some very similar elements to the nose, with the coffee roasting coming through in a very smooth manner.
bpreo (1428) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goes wonderfully with Mexican style scrambled eggs (seitan chorizo, cheese, avocado).
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy dark amber colo with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of caramel and big malty fruit. An odd fruity, coconut, caramel, some mocha flavors. Ok. Not a porter. Dry.
MikeJslc (687) - USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-brown, hazy, tan head. Aroma of cocoa, toffee, chocolate, some bready malt, and a little coffee. Flavor is similar, with grainy malt, baker's chocolate, a little caramel sweetness.
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Artichoke (49) - California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two finger head, pours cloudy. Sweet roasted malt with a little coffee on the nose. Creamy front, great mouth feel. Pleasant malt taste with lingering bitterness.
cmonster (956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky bottle brown with a large khaki head. Excellent retention and lace. Easy 4. Sweet chocolate, light roast malts and earthy hops. Light-med sweetness with a medium body, thin-oily texture, soft carbonation and a light bittersweet roasted finish.
chicowv (453) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Pours dark, cloudy, ruby red with a nice head. Aroma of caramel malts, espresso and spruce. Bitter malts, coffee and lively hops. Thick, chewy but smooth and slightly bitter. Very interesting, not a porter but mroe like a dark red hop bomb with cofee and espresso.