kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007 blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Nice roasted scent. Deep almost black in color with a nice fluffy head. Taste of toasted chocolate and coffee. Nice on the palate but did not have much of a lingering mouth taste. Overall pretty good full-bodied porter.
Name: Portermaniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Source: Brick Store Pub
solid dark brown, big tan head, rich dry chocolate malt aroma and flavor, bitter malt finish, hint of butterscotch, all about the roasted chocolate, needs character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Dark black color with a rather smoky aroma. Creamy off-white head and a chocolate and coffee flavor with a bit of smoke axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Kclingers. Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mocha coffee. Flavors are dark chocolate and coffee. Smooth and easy to drink. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Tap. Dark brown with a nice tan head. aroma of creamy coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malts, and notes of chocolate. Light-medium bodied. Smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2005
this was aight. brown color with some ruby hints , very thin for a porter. coffee and toffee and almonds, and some carmel hints. pretty smooth but not too exciting
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2005
I enjoyed this fine brew on tap at the brick store. It poured a dark brownish color hinting on black with a dirty white head. Lots of nuts coffe and chocoaltes going on in it. Remained very smooth thoughout. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at MacGregors - Henrietta, NY] Dark black pour with a very thick and lasting tan head. Rich aroma of coffee and malts. The taste is very smooth and malty with hints of chocolate, mocha, roasted malts, smoke and coffee beans. Very smooth drinking and leaves a nice coffee aftertaste. Reminds me a little of Bert Grants Perfect Porter. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2005
(draft) Tan head atop a brown black body. Aroma is medium sweet, mocha, roasty. Taste is the same, with some fruitiness. Smooth medium body with low acidity, An easy drinking session beer. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Pleasant enough. I always think of a porter as a simplified stout, and that certainly describes this one. A little roasted malt, a little sweetness, not much caramel, or coffee bitterness, or hops. Enjoyable but not special. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
Draught at Mugs Ale Gouse.
Served way too cold. Black colour. Roasty, coffee and licoricy nose. Little nutty in flavour as well as slightly sour. Thin body adn not much taste(temperature I guess). Slight caramelly but enough for a good porter. Earthy malts.