annunz123 (797) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vegetable aroma breathes off after a bit leaving caramel, molasses, and dark fruit. Sweet flavor caramel and some coffee bitterness. Sweet, toffee finish with just a little drying alcohol. Really, really good.
lachrymalisis (374) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
great example of the style. big chocolate, fruity-roast aromas and flavors all over this beer. lots of creamy body, goes down very smooth, virtually no alcohol burn,
brian60625 (721) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Roast flavor aspects pop out and there’s some spicy chile that gives it some sizzle on top of the noticeable abv character. Dark tan color, thin residue on top but minimal lacing and low levels of foam. Aroma is negligible, maybe there’s a minor amount of toasted oats in the nose. Palate is notably light and there’s an above average dose of carbonation for a porter. Overall, not bad, but not exceptional either...I’d rather have this in a taster glass in a brewpub than a 22 ounce bottle.
Frothmeister (511) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pint 6 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Vanilla, cocoa, espresso, faint red fruit, faint caramel, and dark malt notes on the nose. Medium bodied, and flavourful the taste has molasses, espresso, a slight fruity tang, chocolate, caramel, faint smoke, alcohol, and finishes big. I love this porter. Easy drinking, and the alcohol is hidden well. Awesome. I’ll definitely pick up another next time I’m in the US.
Mittenator (1035) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown with red. Caramel and toffee aromas and flavor. Also tart and astringent.
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Something different, smooth black clean mocha with maybe some currant subtlety
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a sweet aroma. Taste of toffee and bitter roasts and coffee. Very smooth and delightful.
BiddleBrau (861) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours deep brown, clear and translucent. Minimal head around the rim of the glass. Aroma is rich, toffee and caramel malt. Tongue is slickly coated with a roasted malt flavor, hint of burnt malt (slight) with a presence of alcohol. This has a sharp bite but the malt profile provides nice balance for a big beer. I wouldn’t consider this a ’winter warmer’ due to the bite from the roasted malt but it is hearty as one would expect from the style and comforting as a result.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cola brown with a quick tan head. The aroma and flavor found roasted malt with a backing of brown sugar. Light to medium body and a roasted aftertaste.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark-reddish ale with a poppy off-white head. Very full bodied with a bit of spice. A bit subtle for a porter, but a lot smoother too. The extra alcohol makes it bright on the tongue. Surprisingly a really nice beer.