scarletfire65 (734) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at House of Brews before the Phil show. Dark brown with a roasted malt and nut aroma. Smooth and well balanced. Dry, woody finish.
hfmejias (352) - 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 (103) - 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 (227) - 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 (415) - 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.
jjgmd (733) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany brown color with no head. Nose is actually hoppy with a sweet chocolate malt. Taste has some bitterness with complex malt and chocolate. Finish is dry and ends on chocolate bitter notes. A very different, atypical porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (693) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and fruits. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt, citrus, caramel, and hops with a dry, medium finish. Decent, drinkable porter that is different from the standard porter style
dink (48) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled July 31/12 - Pour is dark mahogany brown with puffy thick tan head. Chocolate aromas, dark and milk. A bit of drying herbal bitterness. Body’s not bad, a little light. Overall nicely balanced.
Chipalsa (1090) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a smooth porter with an enjoyable amount of cocoa on the palate. The aroma is roasty and a tad hoppy even. Thanks for sharing, OmegaX.
OmegaX (971) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice porter. Thanks, Jon, for throwing one my way. Aroma is earthy, with roast, some chocolate, and citrusy hops. Pour was dark brown with a nice head. Taste is pretty similar with a decent amount of hop flavor, and a good kick of roast and chocolate. A bit metallic on my palate.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 12/14/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with excellent opacity. It’s not perfectly pitch black, but it doesn’t need to be. The head fades quick, but still leaves behind some nice lacing.
S: Fairly hoppy, with a strong flowery character. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee are present, though I kind of wish they were a bit stronger aromatically.
T: Initially, there’s a pleasant wave of roasted coffee beans, before it finishes with piny hops and chocolate. I have a bit of a problem with how the hops finish the beer. It’s not that they provide excessive, clashing bitterness - I like the slight citrusy character they provide, even if there’s a slight balance issue between them and the dark malts - it’s that they come across as overly acidic. It’s one of the ’brighter’ porters I’ve ever had, coming across as almost refreshing instead of stoutlike.
M: Creamy smooth, but also a clean finisher. Not dry, mind you, because the flavors do linger fairly well. I’d say the aftertaste is more pleasant than the initial finish. Carbonation is high like a lot of porters.
O: It’s just okay. Granted, it’s five months old, so I’m not sure it’s fair to judge this as being a good example of a traditional ’robust porter’. I think I’d definitely prefer this one with the hops providing more than just an alpha acid assault. One of Troegs’ lesser beers, IMO.