Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber brown with a thinning head and some spotty lace. Aroma is very earthy nutty, chocolate malt with some hints of licorice root. Flavor is earthy, cracker, cobwebby, dusty, bittersweet chocolate, burnt toast and extremely dry and fizzy in the finish- watered down. meh.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of BOLTZ7555 Ė thanks J! Pours reddish brown with zero head. The nose is faint coffee and cocoa. The taste is sour coffee grains and soot. Thin flat mouthfeel. Not good at all.
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coca-Cola pour produced a creamy head and moderate lacing. Aroma is instant coffee, smoke, and mild chocolate. Flavor exhibits a coffee bitterness and ash. Quite thin and weak for the style. Not sure Iíd pick up another six pack.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This porter starts off great but struggles as it goes. A great pour providing a black color and billowing brown head followed by a coating of thick lacing around the glass. Abundant aroma of roasted goodness, milk chocolate and coffee with a nice tobacco scent. Feeling great about the beer at this point and then the actual drinking brings me back down. Mild bodied with a thin finish and an awkward aftertaste of ashes. Flavor is a touch odd with notes of toasted bread, stale malt, cold coffee, and mild chocolate. A sprinkling of floral hops adds a bitter aspect. All in all the taste seems under developed. I expected more robustness due to the great aroma.
unclemattie (3917) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short 12oz twist-off bottle. Pours dark brown/black, light tan head. Flavor is of roasted barley, some chocolate malts. Aroma of unsweetened cocoa. Finishes with a peanut nuttiness, nice chocolate malt presence. I could make this a session beer when I had to.
BREWMUSKCLES (2097) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A serviceable porter with a good touch of imitation vanilla sweetness and a refreshing body. a bit of acid and ash with the flavors of coffee and cocoa powder this beer has a pleasant fruit punch and steel hop flavor profile that is appropriate though a little weak for my enjoyment. balanced well and layered with appropriate seltzer yet smooth carbonation it finished more sweet and lingering but balanced.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Beechtree. Pours a dark cola brown with a medium tan head. Light lacing. Notes of smoke and roasted malt on the nose. Medium bodied and lightly sweet with more smoke coming through in the mouth. Finishes with a nice amount of balancing bitterness.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am a big porter guy and this one didnít quite live up to my standards. Appearance was fairly standard dark brown with small beige head. Roasty aroma with coffee. Flavor was malty with coffee and some chocolate. Mouthfeel was pretty watery for the style, but I guess thatís what I should expect from a 4% abv Utah beer. Nothing was off about it at all, but nothing was really all that "on" either.
fonefan (31822) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, milk chocolate, coffee, coal. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)
malrubius (1517) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark brown-black with lasting flat head and some lace Roasty, mild chocolate, nutty aroma. Bitter roasty grassy nutty flavor. Dry finish. Medium-light body and carbo. Pretty complex, a little different. Not sure if it is good though. Something tastes funny, though not necessarily bad. Sessionable.