BroSpud (2025) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Outback Steakhouse. Nothing wrong with this one but nothing that great about it either. Tasted on the weak side with no strong characteristics to speak of. Didn’t actually seem like a porter to me.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is weak with just a little chocolate. Very little flavor save for some charcoal / coffee notes. Pass.
thornecb (5409) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Fluffy mocha head with good retention craters as it recedes to skim surface. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Smooth and crisp with slightly sour cocoa from front to back. Lasting coffee finish.
Lubiere (12703) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep clear brown opaque porter with a thin light moka head. Pleasant pungent coffee and chocolate aroma, sweetish, vanilla notes. In mouth, a good sweet moka chocolate, with light bitterness, sustained, light burned toast, all very restrained and pleasant. A bit thin in mouth feel, with a velvety finish.
Bartzilla (609) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much tastes like every good porter I’ve had and I’m AOK with that since I’ve had lots of bunk porters. Easy to drink. Hints of coffee and a tinge of hops. Would be a go-to porter if available locally. I’d certainly do lots of cooking with it. Thanks Naven.
jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a black hue and a nice sized tan head. Aroma of metal, blood, strong roasted malt, molasses and even a dose of hops - definitely noticeable. Medium-bodied; Strong metallic flavour up front with roasted malt following behind and a definite hop flavour - even really overshadowing the caramel sweetness at the end - very interesting! Overall, a good rather robust and hoppy porter - definitely worth trying if you like porters and you like hops! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage on 12-July-2008, sampled on 26 August 2008 at home in Washington.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of alldaydrinker. Pours a dark, dark brown with a short lived tan head that leaves a slight swirl around the top and decent lacing along the sides. The smell is big on sweet roasted/burnt malts and coffee along with a hint of vanilla and cocoa. The taste is more burnt version of the taste with burnt malt and coffee taste dominating all the way through the finish. Also a little molasses and vanilla in there as well. The mouthfeel is just a tad thin with good carbonation. This is a decent porter though the mouthfeel is a little thin for me and the taste is more burnt than I prefer.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very deep ruby with a sticky beige head. Caramel aroma, light roast and some fruit. Medium body. Flavor is roaste dmalt, caramel and coffee. Finishes with a light hop bitterness. Pretty good.
IrishBoy (4086) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from alldaydrinker; Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts, with a lightly hoppy accent; Dark transparent brown with a medium cinnamon, lightly lacing head; flavor is light hop bitterness, chocolate, and a little pepperiness; finish is lightly bitter. Pretty good little porter!
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish amber with a half inch caramel colored head. Aroma of chocolate, sugar, and caramel. Tasted chocolate with roasted malt. Palate was thin and refreshing but a little too thin for a porter.