frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany body beneath a slow-settling, quiche-like, tan head. Pleasant aroma of Nestle Quik, Ovaltine, prunes, Marschiano cherry and a wee splash of rum. Substantial body, thick and luscious, thinning out slightly as the palate adjusts. Solid flavor focuses on roasted malts and chocolate syrup, with a dark-fruit pucker and a Rauchbier smokiness late. Its 7% ABV remains fairly well concealed. This is a damn fine Porter and I’m surprised it’s not showing better numbers. ~~~~~~~~ Variety 24 pk./12 oz. btls., random bottleshop, Paoli, PA
skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, molasses, caramel, and sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice porter that is easy drinking, smooth, and sessionable for the style.
miyauchi38 (981) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (401) - - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at City Tavern in Philly. Pours dark brown from bottle. Pretty mild and drinkable porter - some roasted malts and hops. Good.
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Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of licorice and leather. Slightly bitter roasted finish.
joejames (388) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, red hues when held to strong light. One finger off white silky head. Moderate lacing but nice retention. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is nicely balanced, sweet malts with an even bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes long and smoky. Tasting notes of burnt sugars, dark roasted coffee and malts, vanilla, dark chocolate and toffee. A very nice and complex porter!
voyageurmike (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in shaker, dark brown with tan head. Sweet, malty start, long slightly bitter finish.
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Med sized tan head. Aroma of roast and molasses. Flavor is dark toast. Good palate. Rich and creamy. My wife picked this up from the gift shop at Mt. Vernon while we were on a trip. Based on that I didn’t have high expectation, however I was wrong. This was a very nicely done porter that I really enjoyed. Only disappointment is that I only had the one. Certainly something I would try again.
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black and has excellent lacing and a nice creamy head. Smells like burnt coffee and hazelnut. Tastes like bitter chocolate and coffee. I like this quite a bit.
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown pour from bottle. Looks dark once in glass. Small of white head, good lacing. A little bland on the aroma. Mouth feel is a tad light for my liking. Flavor is solid. Solid beer Just not special. Easy drinking regardless.
gripweed57 (1113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent dark brown color. Small light tan head. Nice clinging lace. Nose is cocoa malt and coffee. Upfront, flavor is sweet roasted malt with a touch of milk chocolate, raisins, molasses and citrus hops. Medium bodied with roasted malt and coffee notes. Finishes dry and bittersweet with a cloying sticky mouthfeel.