Heathen (1500) - 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.
BeerdedDave (964) - - 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 (3032) - 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 (2653) - 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 (6400) - 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 (1292) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Luvystypotables (1179) - 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 (4427) - 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 (1734) - 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 (10346) - 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.
tnkw01 (1427) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark, dark brown. Very small, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is a nutty, fruity, toasted smell. Taste is nutty, toasty, roasted grains.