gsmitty80 (1937) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good porter that was smooth drinking and sweet but not to the ends of a sweet stout. Good mating kept it balanced.
bluejacket74 (1482) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, Winter 2014 batch. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some vanilla, nuts and woodiness. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy, coating and smooth. It’s easy enough to drink. I think it’s a very enjoyable porter! I liked it a lot, and at $5.99 a bomber I certainly wouldn’t have any problems with buying this brew again. Definitely worth a try if you’ve never had it before.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/5/15. Brown pour with no head. Aroma of malt, roast and slight chocolate. Malty and roasty flavor with chocolate accents before a roasty coffee finish.
pete4999 (1175) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured. Not sure how old it is, but I’ve had it for awhile. Nice beer. Dark pour, a little thin in the mouthfeel but not bad. Little bit of chocolate, little bit of caramel, kinda sweet overall. I enjoyed it though.
Emeister84 (1405) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate aromas, smoked wood, dark roast coffee, molasses, soy. Black with faint ruby highlights, somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, roasty, complex smoky, earthy, charred, roasty flavors. Medium-full bodied.
obguthr (4367) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong coffee and soil nose, very earthy. A gusher. Brown, pours almost all head, tan, good lace. Coffee and cola flavor. Hyper carbonated, light body, astringent. I wanted to like this, but there are a few issues.
jtclockwork (10259) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Julios. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, toasted pecan, vanilla bean and toasted nuts. Lighter medium body.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours like the prototypical porter ... deep, black, and brooding. The head is a tight pile of tan bubbles. The aroma is rich with baking chocolate and sweet malt. The beer drinks with a sturdy porter character ... the base is definitely the requisite chocolate. But the rest of it is pretty light, easy to drink, with a woody bite in the middle, before the once again distinctly chocolatey finish. (#5520, 5/23/2014)
BroSpud (1806) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Deep dark oily liquid goodness. Lots of roasted malt notes of coffee and sweet dark chocolate.
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Jacob’s pickles with Taylor. Pours brown black with thin cream grey head. Aroma is nice smooth roasted malt, marshmallow, chocolate notes. Taste is smooth roasted toasty malt, hint of tang but not offputting at all, pecan. A very nice drinking porter, I could session if, reminds me of a more agreeable 512 pecan porter.