halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well balanced smooth beer with flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Nicely done.
JBPortland (932) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours dark deep brown with a huge 3 finger foamy brown head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, some oak. Taste is roasty dark cocoa and coffee, some faint woody barrel in there. Finish is a slightly fruity, rich coffee, with hints of smoke. Solid.
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark near black pour with ring of brown head. Nose is slightly boozy and a hint vegetal. Roasty and toasty and vanilla notes. Really smooth and chocolately. Smooth and velvety, but not overly chewy or thick. Perfect mouthfeel for a porter. Really enjoyed this.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. Black with tiny ring of brown head. A rich cocoa and malty flavor. Roasty and toasty taste. Mouthful indeed. Good porter
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is of roasted malts, molasses, and licorice.
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, nice, and cocoa. The taste is malts, cocoa, chocolate, roast, well balanced.
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out oak, lager yeast, and a bit of chocolate. Flavour reveals notes of oak, a little chocolate, and lots of lager yeast. Very lager-like, with loads of chocolate and oak. Medium complexity. Good stuff, just not really my thing.
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Quite dark. A tan ring. A sweet toasty yeasty fruity nose. Nice flavor. Rich malts by the boatload. Cocoa. Coffee. Vanilla is light. Smooth feel.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a deep dark brownish black color with a big mocha three finger head that fades slowly to heavy lacing. Aromas of roast and lightly sweet malts, with faint alcohol notes and soft wood/barrel as well. Taste is roasty and toasty with a slight metallic tinge with a gentle bitter roast, along with some light chocolate as well. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Black - offwhite head. Bitter burned, nice malty, coffee, licorice, oakey notes, dryness, fruity, vanilla, cocoa, ok bitterness, nice light bourbon finish.