nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich black from the bottle with a ruby tint when held to the light. Smells of cocoa and toasted malts. Tastes primarily of bittersweet baking cocoa and caramel. Very earthy mouthfeel and well balanced.
miyauchi38 (1083) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1225) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown with a small tan head, no lacing. Aroma of malts and some coffee. Taste is malty but a bit salty, some coffee nice bitterness towards the end. Drinkable, enjoyable but not spectacular.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery, chocolate, caramel with a little ash on the side. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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NYBeerBro (5) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Look - Draft Pour yields a nice off-white head that dissipates rapidly. Not much lacing. Opaque black coloring.
Smell - Loads of coffee. Smells bitter if that’s possible.
Taste - Very light on the coffee tasting hop bitterness. That’s about all I get. Not much chocolate or anything else you’d expect. Maybe a little cocoa. The bitter finish lasts and sits on the tongue.
Feel - Feels very carbonated and crisp. Not necessarily a good thing for me. I like this style to be silky.
Overall - Not to my liking compared to many other widely distributed porters. Not terrible though. I probably wouldn’t get it again. Almost seems watered down.
krumbum (854) - truckee, California, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich nutty aromas. Deep mahogany brown with nice lasting tan head. A bitter nut taste, with a both of over roasted coffee.
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, ooof, very thin and sweet. Malty brown molasses mixed with tons of water, then old milk.
strongpieman (1642) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Squatters. A light porter with mild taste and aroma. Nothing unlike able, but on the thin side of palate.
AgentAle (1379) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is heavily roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, espresso. Taste is sweet roasted malts, chocolate and light bittering hops. Finishes slightly watered down sadly. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ Squatters. Dark brown in color with a sort of reddish hue and some tan foam. Toasty, nutty, and fruity nose. A lot of plum and raisin in particular. Somewhat acidic and thin on the palate. There’s a bunch of roasted malts, some coffee grounds, and dark fruits. Not really a big fan.
PlainsDrifter (91) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with small tan head. I am not a huge fan of porters, generally - but this is a lighter porter with very little bitterness. Aroma of coffee and malt, sweet molasses taste - malty with no bitterness and very light finish. Very drinkable.