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.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Paul for bringing the growler! Pours a deep reddish brown with a nice beige head. The aroma is very roasty with nice chocolate and coffee notes. The taste is very full and satisfying – lots of roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa, with nicely restrained hop bitterness that pulls it all together. The mouthfeel is perfectly full and rich, but finishes clean. A damn fine, easy drinking porter.
pete4999 (1433) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Burlington location. I was surprised to see the low rating here...I thought this was pretty good, albeit simple. Smooth, silky, tastes of chocolate. Easy to drink and not too heavy.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly-opaque dark brown with a thin ring of tan head. Aroma is mild and lightly-roasted with a touch of English hops. Body starts with a semi-sweet toasty, then dry malty presence with a nice bittering balance. Has a smooth, yet full malty palate. A nice, easy drinking and flavorful porter.
mabel (8537) - 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)
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - 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.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish brown porter with a thin creamy moka head. A good vanilla fudge aroma, with cave and butterscotch. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt, restrained and blended. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30 2008, with Sponge and Goldorak.
blipp (8017) - La Mesa, 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.
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.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour reveals a black color with ruby highlights and a ring of offwhite lace. Classic aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is dominated by the roasted malt and the chocolate, the finish is bitter. The palate is light and creamy and the carbonation is moderate.