AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appears black but is really closer to brown. Tight bubbles on the head. It has a really good fudge-forward aroma. Maybe even chocolate chip cookies. Very light taste. Weak almost. Has more of a taste of a brown ale. Solid hop bitterness that never really fades. Peanut and walnut and dry bakers chocolate.
Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Growler Garage, South Burlington, VT.
This was poured into a tulip (scratching my beard, not sure why we gotta do that, ugh, things that place needs to learn, I digress).
The appearance was a black color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head. Barely any lacing, but I’m okay with that.
The smell started off with a big roasty coffee to sweet cocoa. Light black licorice enters in after a bit of warming.
The taste was moderately sweet with an ample amount of roastiness blending to balance nicely. A mostly sweet and subtly roasty aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits just right for the style and for me. Nice smoothness allowing the roastiness to just prickle a bit but not go overboard.
Overall, I’d say its a nice American Porter, just wish people could get past this "tulip" thing and pour beers into correct glassware rather than stemware for every beer.
Inertiaman37 (32) - - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at American flatbread. Color is dark but still translucent in light. Smell is malt and of burnt toast. Taste of burnt sugar and sweet malt, balanced by clean hop bitterness. One of the least astringent porters I have ever tasted.
mabel (8361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5297-20130428] Tap. Lightly roasted malt grain aroma has a hint of coffee. Clear, dark mahogany brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet roasted malt grain flavour has a lingering light roast wood note. Medium-full body. Tasty, good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ American Flatbread, Burlington, VT)
Ed5388 (3060) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown/black color with an inch of tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes is roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, with some light pine in the finish.
williamstome (1678) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown pour. Chocolate cocoa aroma, roasty flavor. A bit over carbonated.
jercraigs (9528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-04-28.V dark brown black body, small foamy tan head. Aroma of tangy fruit, almost blackberry like, modest roast. Flavour is pretty dry up front, roasty malt, sort of tangy fruit character follows. Average bodied palate, decent carbonation feels light for a porter. Decent. On tap at American Flatbread, Burlington
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at American Flatbread. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malts. Black color with light tan head. Slightly sweet with light bitterness. Lots of hints of chocolate. Medium body. Overall, I don’t drink a lot of porters, but this tasted very good for the style. Not too bitter, not too sweet, and not too much of anything. Very well balanced. Could easily taste the hints of chocolate and coffee, paired well with our desert selection.
tom10101 (5000) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at American Flatbread. Apperance: Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma: Raisin, roasted malt, molasses. Taste: Dark fruits, roasted malts and molasses. Overall: Easy drinking and fruity porter.
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malty aroma, with toasted grainy notes and a light nutty sweetness. The flavor has nutty and lightly roasted malts with some toasted grainy notes. Pretty good.