TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A thin, primitive porter that rounds the expected bases. A bit more red and watery than I prefer, but it’s fun to take a look at the early days of Troegs.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, herbal hops, peat, and dried fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, peat, and light esters with a hop bite. Palate is a little thin and quite dry. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown, with a decent two finger head that disappears rather quickly. Spotty lacing. Roasted malt, with a hint of citrus. Very dry, with a little bitter after taste.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured into tulip. pours a clear brown with mild head. hoppy citrus aroma, fresh hoppy good body, and good finish. mild finish, but an extremely hoppy porter, ads a rare element and fell to it.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hit the typical porter notes - plenty malty. A bit watery, but not bad at all.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is hops, nuts, and roasted malt. Flavor is hops, roasted malt, and caramel. Its a little on the thin side. Not at all bad, though. Bottle.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown with lots of ruby amber highlights and a medium bubbly/creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of toast, chocolate, nuts, hints of caramel, Flavors of lightly toasted malts, some chocolate, hints of caramel, low hop flavor with hints of bitterness. A tad bit thing.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
clear dark red, fine beige head,
sweet citrus hop aroma with light chocolate,
light chocolate flavor with a hint of nuttyness, touch of roasted bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, deep orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Earthy, herbal aroma of chocolate, almonds and raw-hide with a whiff of smoke. The flavor is balanced nicely; caramel, toffee and citric hops. Crisp and refreshing for a porter. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish. I’m not quite sure where the brewers were going with this one, but their efforts resulted in a mellow, very drinkable porter. Thanks go out to mgumby10 for breaking out the bottle at boboski’s!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From SecretSanta! Pours a fairly clear brown with a small light tan head. Weird smell. Smells of some grassy hops, sweet dark malts, and mild nuts. The taste is a little bit watery on the palate, a good amount of nuts and roasty malts. Really mild chocolate comes through up front, but turns into roasty bitterness in the finish, and lingers in the aftertaste. A little unusual for this style. The hops definitely are detectable in the aroma and the flavor. Cant say I cared for it that much.