crajun (1046) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber from trade; probably cellared 6-9 mos; should have done longer. This is a complex beer but wasn’t right for me - just ok. many aromas - vanilla, roast from malts and coffee - maybe a little vinous aroma. Taste was ok in beginning - like aroma; but ended with too much hops - roasted hop combo that didn’t work for me. disappointed as I really enjoy this style.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bomber into tulip. I don't know what I was expecting with this but I was unpleasantly surprised. I really wanted to enjoy a porter but this beer was all about the hops. There were some roastiness in there too but I struggled to find the porter base or anything that said "christmas". Really this was much more akin to a black ipa. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised considering this was FFF.
Leighton (13281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in Hoboken. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds well toasted malts, some pine, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with nice earthy bitterness, cocoa, roast, baked pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly ashy on the finish with some ripe orange, pine, well toasted bread. Quite nice.
SotallyTober (72) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a decent mocha head. Light lacing. Has a coffee, roasted malts, herbal, and rich chocolate aroma. Nice and malty upfront that finished slightly bitter. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malts, woody notes, spices, and sweet caramel. Medium body that was smooth and creamy on the palate. Was really pleased with this one!
Nsanders (662) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Tap House. Near black with a tin ring with medium lacing. Spruce, resiny hops, malty and a light chocolate aroma. Taste has a light dry bitterness that hangs on. Medium body with a fizzy, creamy feel.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very different twist to the traditional Christmas porters! Loved the hop aroma to this porter!
Mears (46) - - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good another fantastic beer from three
Floyd's. I wish it was a little less hoppy. But still a great find.
Skykwby (45) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dec 14 the local chi town... Pours black as night, brownish head, not much of it. Stayed around edges. Aroma is coffee, licorice, hints of chocolate. First sip tasty, fills mouth, but not overpowering. Leaves little aftertaste. A very good porter.
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tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber bottle poured into pint glass. Great malt.aroma. Pours an opaque brownish black with a tan head that dissipates at a quick rate. Tastes really smooth. Malty up front with a perfectly sweet balanced finish. Great porter. Recomnended.
DialSquare (3178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Savor Growl. Black pour with a big frothy tan head and lacy stick. Aroma of herbal, citrus, cocoa, woody. Tastes are cocoa, orange, dark chocolate, pine, burnt roasted malt. Thin to medium palate. Very drinkable.