Listigovers (528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, medium bodied, refreshing and balanced porter. Some coffee, roasted malts, not too sweet with a dry finish. A worthwhile brew.
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark, ruddy brown with a decent, tan head. Easy drinking, with some sweet mlats, dark fruits and touch of citrus, before a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Dark brown with small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, citrus hops. Interesting and unusual for the style.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good porter. Has a nice aroma full of coffee and roasty. Taste is a little watery and mild for me but very drinkable.
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is of a dark brown. Fairly translucent. Looks more like a brown ale. Smells fairly sweet for a porter too. However, plenty of choclate and roasted flavors. Drinks very light and etoh is completly unnoticable. Finishes great. Really surprised how well this one turned out.
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has a nice citrusy/roasty balance but the taste is just a bit off to me, kind of acidic tasting up front and with a really, i dunno, astringent? finish. It’s not a bad beer, just not feeling it.
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours dark with a great brown foamy head. Taste is roasty and hoppy, finishes sweet and dry.
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gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Rustico. Great heavy pour with very nice roasty flavors with a touch of chocolate. Cask makes it very milky and smooth.
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Smells hoppy. A very flavorful pilsner. I love it. It’s really is a perfect beer to start the fall with. It reminds you of summer but give you a taste of the fall. Then there are temping hints that bring you to winter chocolatety delight. Well balanced beer. I highly recommend.
Yonny (45) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good porter, not bitter, but with a toasty coffee taste (some folks mention chocolate but I do not taste it).