Pyrmir (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Near black with tan head. Aroma with earthy and light citrus hops, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste with earth, citrus, coffee and chocolate hintes.
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolate tones. Malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice dry finish.
BillWyce (1015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured deep, opaque nut brown with a 3-finger light tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a nutty note, and maybe a touch of citrus. Body is medium-to-full with a touch of astringent dryness in the finish. Flavor is nutty and roasty, with a touch of citrus from the hops. The hop note wouldn’t qualify as string, but definitely one of the hoppier porters I’ve had.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours dark brown and deep mahogany through direct light, with a 2-finger tan head. Nose is roasty choc/black patent malts, cacao, nuts. Tastes medium in heft and complexity, with a roasty malt flavor, mild cacao, heavy nutty flavors, and some finishing molasses. The repour gives more well-retained frothy head. This is a solid porter, with a complex tan head more legendary than Cassius Clay’s.
Patrickctenchi (6096) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown/ruby with a thick, light brown head.
Slightly lactic, heavy bitter chocolate scent.
Bitter coffee grounds, burned chocolate flavor..
Thin, ashy....not overly appealing.
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
broomstraw wheat juice brew with a hint of fruit punch and some bitter near the finish. some slick mouthfeel that is full and a sense of roast i suppose. a caramel hint. sense of cocoa like nutella.
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate odor load upon smell. When i cant see through a beer in most cases i will love it.
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color, massive tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk and nuts. Taste is bitter nutella.
Capa (2770) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a tan head. Earthy and light citrus hops, light roasted malt, a bit of chocolate. Nice full body. Earthy hop, citrus, tart, coffee bean. Nothing out of the ordinary but a solid porter and one I could have a couple rounds of at the bar. Good stuff.
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Dark black brown body, small pale tan head, moderate lacing. Nose is roasted coffee and chocolate. Simple, but non-offensive. Flavor shows a similar two-note profile. Medium to full bodied, a little sweet, muddled finish.