tapefuzz (615) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2017 mikedevilsfan (226) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid porter. Dark brown with slight beige head. Sweet carmel on the nose. More caramel on the pallet with pleasant aftertaste.
12oz bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is nuts, cereal, and malt. Taste is vanilla, toast, roast, and light hazelnut. Lingering taste of sweet yeast. Light-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Evolutionary (505) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from beer of month club. Smells and tastes like a brown ale with a bit more smoke. Nut finish with cereal-hay notes up front. Smooth with hint of bitterness. Somewhat light body. Good and would do again.
shrubber85 (11452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle. Cherry, chocolate malt, and light straw aroma. Dark chestnut brown with minimal head. Moderately sweet light cherry, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Okay body - light acidic finish. Fruity and pleasant. Think I have yet to disagree with Michael Jackson. Patrickctenchi (6625) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Clear, dark cola-brown with a tan head.
Cocoa, nutty aroma.
Taste is roasty chocolate malt/cocoa, nuts, vanilla.
Nice and robust in body and flavour....
A great Porter.
kerenmk (4802) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
On Tap at Blackstone Brewery, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Clear dark red. Malt, sweet aroma, hints of roastiness, hints of chocolate syrup. Roasty bitterness and a little sweet in the mouth. Rather light-bodied, soft fizz, long, sweet and roasty aroma.
JStax (6905) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a dark brown with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of roast, leather, and vanilla. The taste has a good bit of sweetness to it. Balanced a bit by the roast, but still leaning toward sweet pretty heavily. Medium body and medium carbonation. chucklemation (1717) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Pours a mahogany color with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, and earthy hops. Has a light body. Easy drinker, but light on flavor. GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
January 4th, 2014 - Also hailing from the South (and generously donated by a friend in TN) comes Blackstone’s Brewing St. Charles Porter, a calm, brown brew with little head, and all the scent of a generic winter warmer: malty with a touch of grape. The palate is flat with a decent flavor, finishing like Guinness, and debuting with some more of that grape sugar. But it’s nothing exceptional, and not unlike a lot of brown sweet beers you’ll find crowding shelves these days. chinchill (5072) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 One 12 oz bottle from TN with no BB date notched on the label despite the presence of notch-date marks. Revised with another bottle in June 2016 with a BB date of July 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours light for style, with a clear red-brown body. The body remains light for style and clear even after I shake the few drops of sediment out of the bottle. There’s a decent head but it soon dies to a partial coat and thin ring. As the color suggests, this has less very dark roasted malts than many porters; nonetheless, both the aroma and flavor feature medium and medium-dark malts. The flavor is faintly bitter overall but the aroma is sweet.
Feel: medium-light body and medium carbonation.
Overall: a gentle, mild, easy drinking porter. bytemesis (8569) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap. Pours reddish hazel, medium tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is light, roasty, hints of chocolate, toffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, clean and roasty. Medium body