theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice black with a fair, bubbly light cocoa head and some lace. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee. Nice, balanced flavor, chocolate, malts and coffee.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: dark brown, very short, fizzy off-white head, medium lacing. Aroma: melted milk chocolate, with notes of dark chocolate and a little coffee, vanilla, and wood. Taste: mostly dark, bittersweet chocolate, a restrained hint of lactic tang, with notes of coffee, leather, wood, and hint of chalk. Finish: dry, crisp but smooth, a little sweet. Notes: Very chocolatey porter. Easy drinking, a little sweet, with a nice, but not overpowering, roasty undertone. Nothing wrong with this beer at all.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with some tan head. Aroma is some cocoa and roasted malts. Taste follows the nose. Smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink.
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I would dispute the claim that this porter bears any real resemblance to an 18th century example, but it’s a solid enough beer, on its own. Roasty with a mix chocolate and cola flavors. It’s not as rich as better examples. Ashy feel with a mild tang. More roast bitterness than hop. Cola aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a beige head. It’s an ok porter.
Leafs93 (1377) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with medium tan head which dissipated to a film rather quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate and roastyness. Taste was sweet with coffee bitters on the finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate caramel finish.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with ksurkin. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate flavor with moderately roasted malts. Slightly ashy. Medium body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Ken.
PapaSkeetSkeet (678) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours nearly black with a medium-brown head (a bit dark for a porter), barely transparent. Right up front you get the taste of really burnt coffee, followed by a slight soy sauce maltiness, smooth and medium to heavy bodied. Good, not exceptional though.
DiarmaidBHK (2276) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours neatly black from bottle with little head. Has a fairly big chocolate note on the nose. A dry roasted flavor on the tongue. Finishes clean. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and it felt undercarbonated for my taste.
beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Wine World. Dark brown with a light brown head. Scent is chocolate, roasted malts and dark sugar. Taste is roasted malt and light coffee. Thin