Cybercat (2786) - 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!
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - 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 (3395) - 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 (3191) - 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 (10887) - 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) - 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.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at collins pub for porterfest. color was light for a porter, a lightish brown. Aroma is chocolate dominant over coffee with a taste that is lightly bitter more like dark chocolate than roast coffee.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Naked City.Way too hoppy for a porter. Seems like the brewer ccouldn’t decide whether to do a porter or a black IPA, so they compromised.
jgb9348 (4296) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black coloured body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a very nice taste. Aftertaste shows some coffee and chocolate with an overpowering malt. Overall, a great beer - definitely nice to try! I sampled this beer on draught at Henry’s 12th St Tavern in Portland, Oregon on 09-September-2006.