ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color; it isn’t entirely opaque. The head is a one finger light cream shade. Not very impressive looking to start, it fades rather quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing behind.
S: This has a good chocolate presence, and it’s also backed by some roasted nuts, coffee, and cream. Nice aroma, yet nothing groundbreaking.
T: At first I notice some dry chocolate, ultimately giving way to notes of caramel, brown sugar, and even tangy fruit esters. There’s also a slight finishing mineral component.
M: Very creamy, yet at the same time, quite dry and clean. Not over-carbonated like some porters, too. Drinkability is fantastic.
O: This is a fine example of an everyday beer. It inspires simple, easy going drinkability, yet doesn’t blow away the palate (nor does it attempt to). But I could easily put down 2 or 3 of these in a sitting with no complaints - I’m even a bit sad I only bought a single, so yes, this one is indeed very good.
Iphonephan (5004) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of cocoa powder and licorice with some dank notes. Slightly bitter roast finish.
BeerdedDave (1001) - - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from the brewery; deep, dark brown color; sweet, roasted malt aroma; sweet, roasted malt flavor with mild coffee and chocolate notes; too sweet in my opinion
rondphoto (3173) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Opaque black/brown color, long-lasting 1" brown head, sheets of lace. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate, maybe a little coffee & sugar. Taste is toasted malt that adds carbonation and clear hops on the swallow. Some malt hangs around to the end, but it is mostly the hops’ show. A good basic porter, but not exceptional.
Maverick34 (2723) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from bottle. Brownish with big sl fluffy head. Malts and toffee make it chewy. Pretty decent.
PorterPounder (6543) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yorktown, Va - Yorktown Pub - 12 oz bottle. Dark, oily brown pour, thin but persistent khaki colored head, a touch of lacing. Aroma has a hint of creosote, some nutty notes, a touch of chocolate. Flavor has a strong roasty presence with some bittersweet chocolate notes, a touch of black coffee, some earthy topsoil. Mouthfeel has a bit of chalkiness that I like in porters, but just a tad thin. Not bad.
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Medium pepper malt aroma. Medium body with a light pepper malt flavor and a medium finish.
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Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee with hints of malt. Dark brown color with no real head short tan and lasting.Taste of malt and chocolate with a medium body and a bitter malt finish.
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark opaque black with one finger of chestnut brown head. Nose shows some dark grain acidity and day old coffee, fruit skins, and dark malt. Acidic in the flavor with some dark fruit skins. Not too much going on, a little slick. Medium light bodied with a very subdued carbonation.
charule (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the rents. Poured almost black with thin beige head. Aroma sweet oaty malt extract. Light carb med bod. Tastes bitter malt choc burnt wood.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is a deep brown, tan head. Very standard but very good as well. Roasty, not overly dry, cocoa, molasses, toasted grain. Solid.