50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Big dark roasted malt notes with bitter chocolate low lights. Really roasty with some expresso notes. Big roasted malt aromas. Average body and mouthfeel.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/13/2014. On tap. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, malt and dark fruit aromas. A bit thin mouth feel, but not bad at all. Nice chocolate malt flavors with a light bitter finish.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery
Nice coffee brown, opaque with only a rim of tan foam. Smells of roasted and toasted malts, chocolate a bit of coffee and some sweet prunes. Flavor is robust with toasted malts, some cocoa, some sweetness, and a touch of soil. A little thin for the style with low carb and a nice only slightly dry finish. Nice beer.
GT2 (9311) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Three Creeks. Pours a low haze deep red with tan foam. Nose is mild chocolate, fairly roasty. Taste is ashy, bitter soil. Papery, dry palate. Not so bad.
Hanuta06 (391) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon.
Aroma: light chocolate malt.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark reddish-brown body.
Taste: moderate roasted malt initial flavor and lightly acidic finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: this is an outstanding porter. Great flavor and not overly acidic.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery in Sisters, OR as "Fivepine Chocolate Porter." Moderate chocolate nose. Very dark brown, thin head. Mild chocolate initial / goes a bit simple in mid, like a dull cup of cocoa / light finish. Medium body. Contains Belgian chocolate. Overall, though, it’s a bit flat and uninteresting. Okay.
bpreo (2068) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very tasty Chocolate Porter, though the chocolate flavor does not overpower at all. Very good.
douglas88 (7244) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head, very cold serve. A light nose chocolates and toast. A nice flavor of dry baker’s chocolates, cocoa, coffee, light ash. Very good. Dry.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle.The pour was a dark muddy brown with a slight reddish hue and a large (2-3 finger) light brown fluffy head that receded slowly, down to a nice thick cap which basically lasted throughout and produced some really excellent full sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt and a bold leathery yeast with notes of molasses, milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a hint of ash.
The taste was extremely roasty and a little bitter sweet with a large malt presence and notes of molasses and chocolate pretty much throughout, progressing into a slightly bitterer taste with a strong milky coffee ending. The flavor lasted a good long time following the swallow, with a roasty choc-coffee taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a bit beyond medium in body and quite creamy in texture with a carbonation that barely exceeded medium in intensity.
Overall this brew started with a delicious aroma and fantastic look, but ultimately tasted pretty average for a chocolate porter. Although I will say it was still a decently chocolaty and rather creamy, which made it and enjoyable and easy drinking beer... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Molalla Brew Fest. Dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste of chocolate and some toasted, smokey malt notes. Sweet aftertaste.