wcudwight (10) - USA - DEC 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nothing real fancy or earth shatering. Just a good all around porter. Very balanced and true to style.
sturmthis (234) - 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 (397) - 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 (1392) - 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 (1131) - - 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 (50) - 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 (197) - 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. Itís 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.
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gives off and leaves a smokey taste. A good beer by a great brewery. I liked the smokey aromas and dark semi-sweet chocolate appearance. Extremely tasty and a great conversation brew!
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Cantabrian (764) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Bottle, from BruisiníAles. How much more perfect and unique could a porter be? This is pure nectar of the gods and Gods. Aroma of dark chocolate - just that, without a hint of cloying sweetness. Just thick hot Italian chocolate. The beer pours black, with a reasonable beige head. Some carbonation there, it looks pretty damn serious. Flavours of dark chocolate and tocino de cielo, that lovely Spanish desert that means "heavenís bacon", and expresses so precisely the beauty and deserving podium of this beer. Thatís it. Although the flavour is not too complex, it is neither sweet nor bitter. Just perfectly rounded, medium-bodied, quaffable but unforgettable. Itís a farcking nectar! Glad I included this beer in my package to be shipped to NZ, gutted that it was only one bottle. I should have know these guys are serious when it comes to dark beers.
Beachmaster (59) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from supermarket. Pours an inky black, with a moderate tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, and taste follows the nose. An excellent exemplar of the style.
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into snifter glass, rich dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash and light coffee. Taste adds notes of chocolate, coffee grounds, char and slight bitter fruitiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, somewhat tannic, thin with slight roast finish. IMHO a solid porter, more on the ashy/woody side.