60minuteman (757) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt, oak, wheat, chocolate, and something sour in the aroma. Taste is pretty much the same. Nothing special. Medium body, light carbonation. It was good at first, but the palate really doesn’t have much to enjoy. It left me with nothing to hang on to. Rather disappointing in this aspect.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly weak chocolate notes, lack of typical roasted/smoked character leave me wanting a lot more out of this winter porter. Does drink easily, though. Aroma is stronger than the flavor.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep opaque brown with a thin tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malty and there is some roasty, bready, and cocoa characters. Flavor is very much like a porter with the deep roasty malt bill that has a little bit of a bitterness from the malt and very small hops. The cocoa comes through in the flavor as well it adds a little spice.Overall I think this is a very drinkable winter warmer, would go well around a campfire with some smores.
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy beige head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cocoa and chocolate roast. Thin mouthfeel with a light roast and vanilla with watery finish. Aroma was promising but not much going on with this one.
maxwelldeux (3666) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Strong roasted notes to the nose with an undertone of nuttiness. The cocoa doesn’t come through until the taste, but it hits you first, then has a coffee finish. Remarkably light and easy to drink.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a softly hazed brown with a medium sized tan head. A touch of coffee, cocoa, and some warm roast on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty, cocoa and chocolate. Cocoa, warm roast and chocolate on the finish. Tasty enough.
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured dark cocoa brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Full-bodied with a medium-thickness. Flavor of cocoa with a light, sweet note beneath (likely the honey). Nutty notes as well.
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Very dark brown. Some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate. Roasted.
Taste: Malt, but less than expected. Fermented something, odd. Chocolate in aftertaste.
Info: 133ml draft, 21/4-2012
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown pour with minimal head. Nose and taste is big cocoa - quite enjoyable.
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with tan foamy head. Aroma has notes of maple and chocolate. Taste is refreshingly on the lighter side of a porter. The honey comes through strongly as an offset to the smokey flavor of the dark malt and peppery hops. Very drinkable without a large aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty thick, and lingers as such after the taste.