pdx77 (797) - Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at The Commons. Dark brown with tan head. Malt and yeast aroma. Hints of nuttiness and Belgian yeast enhance familiar porter flavors. Finishes with a slight fizziness.
raphael (808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Calling it a porter almost takes the mystery out of it. almost. there’s a softness to the darkness, and es the sour as the bitter of walnuts. just a percent of roasted malt. no weight, only crisp.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown body with a small off-white head. Moderately roast-forward malty aroma, your typical chocolate / coffee ground / cola with touches of black plum and roast. Maaaaybe some nuttiness from the walnuts but could just as easily be from the malt. Peppercorn phenols and silty / pasty yeast texture. Medium body, medium to low sweetness, moderately bitter for the body. Pretty much what I expected from the house yeast strain fermenting a porter grain bill: malty and yeasty but without a lot of depth.
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head that dissipates to the edge and leaves light spotting.
Nose is dark malt, nutty tones, sugars, dark fruits.
Taste comprises dark malts, dark toffee, brown sugar, walnut, biscuit bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweetish finish.
Ok drinkable affair if a little over sweet.
pdx76 (383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at commons - light frothy head, dark brown. Nose of citrus and yeast. Flavor strong in floral accents with hints of coffee.
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troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with off white head. Much lacing. Light notes of walnut in the aroma. Very creamy body, no trace of walnut in the flavour. Flavour is mostly malt with some sweetness. Sweet finish.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Commons, pours a dark, dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted walnuts, toasted crusty bread and burnt notes. Flavour of burnt, toasted nuts and toasted crusty bread. Nicely burnt and toasted. Solid stuff.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 Tap @ Grain and Gristle... Poured dark brown, near black with a thin, light tan head. In the middle of the glass it was very dense looking, toward the edges at the bottom it had some clarity. I got some roast and nutty malt here. Sweetness was low and the most defining thing about this beer was the Belgian yeast characters. Dark fruit esters, cloves and other spices. Quite effervescent and paired nicely with food.