douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Ethan. Pours a mostly black hue with a large foamy and sticky light brown head. The aroma is very nice; rich roasted malts, chocolates, light fruit. The flavor is similar; a rich and mellow roasted malt, light metallic notes, dark chocolates and milky flavors. Very mellow and very flavorful. An excellent brew. I love the DR!
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cocoa, roasty, sweet malty aromas. Roasty, coffee, malty, slight tobacco flavors. A touch metallic. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel that doesn’t quite go with the porter flavor. But still pretty decent.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Grape and Gourmet
Aroma initially fairly dry followed by softer dark chocolate elements. Burnt barley and molasses. Softer wrap.
Top: lighter of white crown, decent lace.
Base: dark brown with slight haze?.
Palate : lighter bodied average for style carbonation, dry mid with softer walls.
Taste: roasty with metallic feel almost schwartz like. Dark English toast. Vinous darkness behind
Other notes solid example of style.
davey101 (647) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Typical porter appearance. Roasty and savory nose with some chocolate. A little bitter and thin. Pretty average but quite drinkable.
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Pit fruit, smoke and chocolate aromas. Dry with sweet chocolate and caramel upfront turning smoky in the lasting espresso finish.
sturmthis (333) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Bitter chocolate aroma. Taste is of coffee with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty good beer.
BrettTaylor (450) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle from cellar (54F). Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a 1 finger khaki head. Aroma - dark chocolate, dark malt, coffee, and a touch of almost milky sweetness. Taste - dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee, with nuts and chocolate most prevalent. Finish is pretty long and just a touch of bitter dark malt.
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Undated (despite code area on label) 12oz bottle served in a snifter.
A: nearly black in color with a thick, creamy, khaki colored head.
S: dark roasted malts with a surprising amount of roasted coffee in the aroma, as well as hints of dark chocolate and raisins.
T: Dominated, as it should be, by a rich dark malt flavor. Again, a surprising amount of roasted coffee, yet without the pronounced bitterness of actual expresso. Fine lingering, dark malt aftertaste.
M: Medium body; smooth. Slightly dry finish.
O: a delightful porter; unique without any radical departures from style.
(from May 2012 notes)
conway (1300) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a khaki head. Aroma is oat and roasted malt. Taste follows suit but is slightly metallic and adds some light hop bitterness. Medium thin mouthfeel and light carb. Needs a little sweetness to balance.
KLTZK (55) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355 ml. Pours a large brown head. Pitch black appearance. Roasty aroma, hints of roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and smoke. Crisp tasty, again roasted malts and dark chocolate, also a vague hint of fruits and vanilla. Pretty refreshing, very soft mouthfeel, but the body is a bit watery. I like this beer.
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty chocolaty. Lighter metallic note. Smooth.
Looks like a porter. Dark brown. Bubbly dark brown head.
This is what a porter should taste like. Lighter in taste but some nice chocolate and roasty notes. A good Metalic note.
Palate is nice although it sort of just turns to bubbles.
Overall this is an amazing porter. Lighter with some nice roasty notes. It’s a subtle taste unlike founders porter my other favorite which brings big flavors in the porter. I can definitely appreciate both gos at it and this is a must try. Probably good for someone who claims all dark beer is strong.