574deadzone (844) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brownish black with a thinner khaki-mocha head that settles to a ring and produces some splotchy lace. Nose involves some roasted and chocolate malts, some caramelized sugar, some vanilla, almost comes across oaky, definitely toasty, maybe a dash of spice. Pretty sweet but nicely bitter to balance. Medium bodied, softer carb, with a toasty drying bitter finish. A tasty brew.
charule (748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured very dark brown, finger of head that dissipated. Aromas of milk choc alcohol. Quite smooth good malts.
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artmcd8 (1225) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a tan head. Tastes very malty and smooth. Extremely sweet but oily an chocolatey.
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RespertFTW (461) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark black color as expected. Huge light khaki head. Chocolate and malt aroma. Starts very sweet and finishes a little tart. Way to heavily carbonated for me though.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Nicr flavor and aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee. Solid.
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured black with aromas of light chocolate, malts, some light coffee, and a touch of earth. Flavors are the same, a little thin on the palate for how I like my porters, still a decent beer.
Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4/7/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a thing off-brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, earthy, sweet; well-balanced. Taste is (slightly tart) dark fruits, chocolate, chalky, coffee, robust. Really nice flavor. Carbonation is medium-low; nice. Mouth feel is slick, oily. Little lacing. Excellent flavor.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at RBWG 2013
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors of dark malts, chocolate and coffee
Leafs93 (1582) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a khaki head that was substantial, thought it may gave been infected it was so large. Aroma is roast, coffee and earthy. Taste was bittersweet. Very smooth texture, almost silky. Medium bodied. Excellent.
goodrichbf (5) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Drinking this as a draft. Far superior than the bottle version. Very smooth and clean flavors.