Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A redfisn brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a weird biscuit malt with light boiled veggies. In mouth, a light nutty roasted malt with grassy hops, so-so.
monk191 (1277) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice, light porter overall. Pours a deep red-black with a tan head. Smells of coffee and cinnamon. Taste is light, with cinnamon, espresso and a slightly empty finish. Had in the bottle.
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark brown color, near black, small head. A bit of dark caramel, a bit of dust, light residual sweetness, maybe a hint of lactose and dark chocolate, and not enough character.
Not bad, but shallow.
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Nose brings out stale coffee grounds and light toasted malt. Flavour is pretty dry and toasted, but without much character or complexity, with toasted malt and stale coffee grounds. Nothing offensive, but nothing special either. Meh.
Ferris (7657) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Toffee, caramel and cocoa notes. Deep brown with a light beige head. Toast and cocoa, not bad.
rosenbergh (8527) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. BB 02/28/15. (Whole Foods) Las Vegas, NV.
Black colour with a tiny light tan ring.
Cookies, chocolate and mild coffee... oh yeah... some roasted malt too.
And that’s the aroma. The flavour however is roasted malt, dark chocolate, mild coffee and some mild bitterness. Oily. A bit watery. But hey... it’s only 4%.
rejtable (1728) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola brown with some frothy head and some lacing. Nose is quiet, some vanilla. Flavours of vanilla, some light coffee, some chocolate. Taste light/med sweet and light bitter. Light foamy body with light carbonation.
DrunkSanta410 (604) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, nice thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is light coffee, a bit of roasted malts, a bit of char. Taste is much better than the aroma, nice coffee favors, a bit of sweet chocolate, toasted malts and a bit of faint fruitiness. Thin mouthfeel, highly carbonated. Pretty average porter.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, & chocolate; Flavor of slight sweet malt, coffee, caramel, and some chocolate; Overall, on the light side - decent.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a rather small tan head on there. Nose is roasty with a little bit of bread in there. Taste is nicely roasty with some hints of coffee to it. Really nice easy drink for a porter.
OldMrCrow (2156) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Moab.
Brown pour with ruby highlights and a small head. Pretty much had to try this classic as well. I don’t really get the hate. Maybe people just aren’t into the 4% thing? Me, I think it’s great if you can pull off a decent beer at that ABV, and these guys have nailed it. Mild roast and chocolate, just a hint of ash, some coffee, some licorice -- there’s plenty going on here. Sure, it’s not big and sticky, but that’s a substantial part of the appeal. Really nice porter.