Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice porter. Nothing fancy, just great execution on a classic style. Right up there with some of my favorite porters like Anchor and Founders porters.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brown that was basically black in the glass with red highlights and a very small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma contained, moderate coffee, chocolate and roasted malts; light caramel malt; light herbal, almost minty hops; slight citrus hops; slight cherry; tobacco; and sour coffee. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet sour and bitter with an average duration. There was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sour coffee, a little cherry, tobacco, dark chocolate, and light hops. The medium body was sort of creamy with fairly soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.
AKORN (79) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Dark in color with very little off white head. Similar taste to aroma with a bit of smoke, dark fruits and lite bitterness. Good beer.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured deep brown with a largish, persistent tan head. Aroma and flavor were roasted malt, milk chocolate, light stone fruit. Moderately sweet, low bitterness. ABV quite hidden. Silky mouthfeel. Nice but kind of one note.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the mix 6 at beer run. Rich malt an chocolat aromas. Pretty good there. Flavor is much the same. The finish is a little more bitter and tart than I would expect. A solid drink for a sub freezing kind o day.
mzaar (1332) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska. Svart med litet, snart försvinnande, moccafärgat skum. Kaffe, choklad, svag vanilj och röda bär i både smak och doft. Torr munkänsla.
NordicV (982) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nästan svart öl med ett lätt ljusbrunt skum. Doft av choklad, lätta rostade toner och mörka bär. En mjuk porter med bara lätta rostade toner, kaffe och ganska söt choklad.
ScottWallace82 (39) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and alcohol. Medium body, with chocolate, caramel, and dark roast at the end. Smooth mouthfeel with little carbonation.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of roasted malts, cashews, earthiness, coffee, floral hops. pours black with tanned soapy head, little lacing. tastes of sweet coffee, caramel, vanilla, floral hops. palate is thin but silky.
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Nice aromas of roasted malt, yeast, chocolate and coffee. Good balance.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Smooth, roasty malt, hints of coffee and cocoa. Rather light and drinkable given the alcohol content. A very nice porter.
schmack1110 (1) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty, robust aroma. Very deep and dark. Nice roasty flavor followed by some chocolaty undertones. Medium bodied. Like alot.