argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, dry-hopped with Chinook. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, light earthy, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some chocolate, light earthy, grapefruit. Soft light-medium body.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice porter. Bread smell with some mild caramelized sugar. Mouthfeel is a touch pasty but dry. Finish is roasted coffee. Overall solid flavor.
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 On cask at Pony bar HK with Linh and Ken. Pours a deep brown body with off white lacing. Aroma is sweet roast, some fruit, wine barrel and malt. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet fruity roast, light sour wine, and a decent malt bill. Ok.
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not too shabby. Has a nice bit of a roasty malt flavor some smoke, hops maybe mellowed it out a little bit, a smooth body with a bit of a bitter/roast aftertaste.
orangesol (687) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on-tap at the Brewery.
A - Pours deep, dark brown bordering on black with a nice half finger tall off white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted malt, smoke, a bit of toffee and caramel, vanilla, chocolate, day old coffee and a dash of herbal hops. Decent enough nose with nothing really standing out from the crowd.
T - Starts off with a mix of dark chocolate malt and lots of smoke slowly giving way to hints of old coffee, dash of vanilla and toffee sweetness and a nice light herbal hop bite. Finish is very dark with plenty of roast and smokiness, lingering on the palate long after the finish. Much smokier than I though it was going to be.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Very roasty and smokey feel from start to finish. I think the feel is the best part of this one. Kind of a cross between dead reckoning porter and its smoked porter cousin.
O - Not really sure what kind of porter they were going for here so I am just adding it as an American Porter. Anyway, it is a decent enough porter but I have come to expect more from these. It’s worth a shot but don’t be expecting anything world class here.