Alphadelic (1974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very light porter, a muddy brown. Tinny wheat aroma with some deeper roast and a tingle of dusty hop. Good body, slick mouthfeel. Robust and creamy with hints of chocolate and vanilla mixed with a robust malt and bitterness.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours really light for a porter, finger of off white head. Smell gushing with coffee, roast, caramel. Taste is sweet, tea? Interesting. More of a brown or amber ale though.
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fuck Slayer "Antichrist" is a fucking god damn amazing song. Show No Mercy is such a fucking great fucking album. Great riffs, awesome solos. Best Slayer album? Shit it might be my favorite. Anyways, back to the beer. Nose of coffee, brown bread, a little roast, a little chocolate, and a dose of earthy hops. Pours murky brown with a nice bubbly creamy off white tan head. The flavor is nice and roasty, surprisingly hoppy with a good amount of coffee. Lightly acidic from the coffe. Nice dry drinker. A hint of brown bread in there as well as very light sweetness. Almost like a hoppy brown ale/black ipa hybrid with coffee. Interesting. I like it.
Cybercat (4271) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent reddish chocolate brown with a nice yellow-beige head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is smoky and chocolaty and has an undertone of coffee as well as a nutty hint. Smoky flavor has firm chocolate and coffee tones with nutty and toffee hints. Smooth, pleasing texture is fairly fizzy. Look for this one!
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer with ruddy highlights. Dark roast coffee and pure chocolate, lingering toffee, toasted walnuts. Moderate bitterness and some leafy hop flavor. Tasty.
drfabulous (5220) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Horse Brass. Chocolate. Creamy. Roast. Good to style and mostly what I expect. Tasty.
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown,small lasting beige head.Earthy carmel malt nose.Sweet and toasty, somewhat thin. Decent but this is NOT a porter, more of a brown ale
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 22, 2009
Source: Concordia Ale House, Portland
Appearance: opaque brown with amber edges, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and chocolate aroma, light caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich choclate flavor, touch of roasted, nice espresso character, light caramel sweetness balances the dark malts, light bitter roast finish
Overall: good flavors but they just don’t mesh well together
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Collins last night. Coffee and chocolate. I thought it was dry. I didn’t start drinking water until I ordered this one. Finished thin. I liked it enough but didn’t immediately think to get another.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Collins Pub. Pours a reddish color with no head and some lace. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Tastes of toasted malt, bread, red fruits and bitter coffee.