PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a pint. Smooth pour, head is fullfilling and about 2cm with marshmellow thickness. Color is midnight black. Taste is earthy malty, no giant hop presence, and the roasted malt charateristic shines very nicely. A nice fall beer here, with seasonal qualities that shuffle in the autumn goodness. Nothing too over the top in quality, but a solid brew. Abv is medioaker at 5.8, if this was bumped up some I think that would lend a hand to a more superior enjoyment.
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a medium tan head that dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, citrus, pine. Flavor is very similar, roasty but quite hoppy as well, with black IPA like balance between the two. Light sweet, medium bitter. Medium plus body, with a very creamy mouthfeel. This is a nice beer, but it could just as easily be classified as a black ipa.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the fall seasonal by Troegs and it took the place of the Oatmeal Stout a while back.
Ap: Poured fairly thick and dark, with a 1/2 inch head, and carbonation on the plus side. A frothy cream stayed on the beer throughout the entire session.
Ar: Roastiness, with bitter chocolate, and a hint of citrus.
T: Well balanced. Starts pretty bitter, but does not overwhelm. The citrus just gives you a little bite at the end.
P: Foamy lacing on the glass. The fact that this brew is unfiltered gives it kind of a slimy texture that I’m actually fond of.
O: I would say that this is fairly drinkable, but if I were to drink about 2 - 2.5 bottles of this stuff, the bitterness would keep my sobriety in check. Really good beer nonetheless!
altonbrownd (4611) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Irish Whiskey DC. Dark black with medium toasty head. Nose is caramel, malts, slightly sour. Taste is lots of strong chocolate up front, caramel and malts and some coffee. Bitter and vanilla in the finish. Ejoyable.
tschof (54) - - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Don’t love porter style but this is really good. Chic/coffee flavor nice hops and delicious finish. 1 finger tan head.
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Bark’s Beer Cave (Plattsburgh, NY). Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #4821)
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured and unfiltered dark reddish brown. Aroma of malts, chocolate and coffee but a bit hoppy too. Taste is sweet of roasted malts mixed with a little citrus hoppiness to it. very drinkable and quite enjoyable.
reberiii (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Solid porter. 12oz pour from bottle, unfiltered. Malty on the nose, bitter hop in the front of the taste. Thinner on the palate as most porters are, full of malt without being sweet.
HeadyDE (424) - Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour..pretty dark leaves 1 finger brownish hue head on top..decent amount of floating sediment noticeable on sides of glass..nose is pretty solid..chocolate..malt..bit of rich coffee..mouthfeel is decent..not as rich or smooth as expected..palate is quite like the nose..does go nice with some Irish Porter cheese...pretty decent standard porter....
radio_nowhere (699) - Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into English pint glass, dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is hoppy for a porter (earthy citrus hops), roasted malt, chocolate milk and some coffee. Taste wasn’t as sweet as expected, bitter hops balancing nicely with the chocolate and roasted malt. Light body, low carbonation and lingering bitterness. Tastes like when porter meets IPA, and I like it. Refreshing and interesting.