VastActiv (5733) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Owl Farm, New York. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts. Nothing special.
DocJitsu (1712) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear brown. Roasted malt nose. Roasted malt flavors. Unoffensive and unremarkable.
Cweade (33) - - OCT 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty and roasty and beery. body on the thinner side with a bit of grain. refreshing and tasty with caramel like flavor and cocoa. nice balance but still malty. some sweetness. one to keep coming back to. all kidding aside could use a better name.
jsporrer (733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Heavy body but not oily. Nice roasted nuts and malts aroma. Very smooth with descent lingering flavor. It feels more like a stout. Flavor is good but somewhat one dimensional. It didnít matter to me since it was a good roasted malt flavor and not too much on the coffee side. Flavor lingered in the mouth but didnít fill up the cheeks like a good stout, probably since it is a little lower in alcohol. No harshness or bitterness. Smooth finish. Really enjoyed this. I tried numerous Porters and Stouts and have only found a few that I really liked and this was one of them. A little more variety with the flavor would make it even better.
Finhead (1629) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black pour that is dark brown around the edges with an off-white head. The aroma has dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and a hint of vanilla. It has a medium body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry, roasted finish.
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1st bottle from my stateside run - pours a deep opaque black with a 1 finger tan cap. Thick oily body - aroma is a wonderful amalgam of malts - coffee, cocoa, roast, nutty - with a small flare of fruit. Rich mouthfeel, deeply flavorful with chewy bundt cake malts in front, light hazel nut tones, long wet finish with just a hint of fruit. Fín glorious brew but what is it? Itís not a porter - maybe a thick stout with brown ale yeast - dunno, who cares It drinks well.
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a one finger, tan head that sticks to the glass nicely. Aroma is pleasing with nice notes of dark chocolate, peanut shells, roasted malts, slight coffee, dark caramel, toffee, and a hint of floral hops. Taste is a balanced bitter. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, peanut shells, caramel, slight dark fruits, and as odd as it seems, banana at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Creamy but not syrupy in the mouth with a soft, round carbonation and a dry finish. Overall a great porter. Dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, bread, and dark fruits.
LetsGoState (823) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mostly malts. Taste is primarily roasted nuts and malts. Overall not the best porter, but not bad.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Approximately Ĺ of a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-23-15. Fishy, yeasty aroma with scents of uncooked bread dough and roast. Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a moderate amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Simple, burnt malt flavor. Medium body. Ordinary palate effects. Overall, this is an adequately pleasant, old-fashioned craft beer. I can see this being the award winner that it was in the early Ď00s, but it fails to impress today.