akatvdago (3) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours very dark with dark tan head that is short-lived. Taste of caramel is most prevalent. Leaves a bitter metallic after taste on the tongue.
BiddleBrau (1054) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black with decent tan head. Roasted malt nose. Chocolate up front, dry roast finish. Slightly coats the tongue. One of the better standards by Americas oldest.
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark molasses color with no head retention and no lacing. Tastes malty and of chocolate. A smooth finish makes this a solid porter.
slowrunner77 (7877) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"a little more chocolate and coffee present in the aroma and flavor, with a decent but slightly overcarbonated body. near black in color, and pretty aromatic. nicely done, if not a standout."
vonrogerdoger (2) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
not the best but easy to find and easy to drink best beer yuedling makes and I can find it every where I buy this everywhere so I love it !
EyeAmBaldman (442) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark mahogany with a one finger caramel head that dissipates too quickly with zero lacing in the glass. Aroma is mostly roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt and maybe a bit of caramel and metal. There’s a smoky finish but not in a good way. I really like Yuengling Lager as my go to "slumming" beer, but this one is not very good.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with some frothy tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Body is a bit thin with roasted sweetness and a smooth oily finish
sawbuck (509) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hint of roasty caramel/molasses on the nose. Redish ebony on the pour with a head that leaves quicklly. Roasty sweet malt first. Smooth. Finishes sweet and dry. Slick mouth feel. Average.
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It had a very dark brown almost black colored body that is nearly opaque. It formed a thin, light tan head with excellent retention and very good lacing. The aroma is full of dark roasted malts with a smoky character and hints of burnt coffee and a touch of hops. the roasted malt has a slight sweetness that mostly covered up by the roasted smoky/burnt notes. There is a nice bitterness from the hops that comes out more towards the finish, which is dry and slowly fades off the tongue. The body is about medium with a smooth texture and carbonation is about average.
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transferred from 3-9-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The brew was served a very dark brown color which when held up to the lights show hints of red. The head that is present upon serving is tan and quite light in nature. The head fades fast leaving a thin film on the brew with some light lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is exceedingly light. There is however the slightest amount of roasted coffee and chocolate combined with a tiny bit of sweetness.
Taste – The taste is rather roasted malt in nature with hints of coffee, cocoa, and some nuttiness. There is a very subtle sweeter chocolate that is present in the beginning but fades as the taste advances to leave a rather dry finishing porter.
Mouthfeel – The body is on the moderate side with a lower level of carbonation. It is actually much creamier then I would have originally expected for the abv. and fits the porter style quite nicely.
Overall- While not the most flavorful and robust porter out there, for the price you pay this is one fantastic brew. It’s easy to drink and has some rather nice characteristics. A very good session beer.