Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown color with a finger’s worth of creamy colored head. Sly messy lacing.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty coffee almost espresso bean-esque quality. Subtle vanilla wafers. Robust cocoa beans trickle in.
The flavor blends all of the previously mentioned aromas together with a nice semi-earthy backup. Crisp wafers-ish to coffee roastiness hits the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good.
Overall, very nicely done porter that I would have again. md311 (13) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
This is a damn perfect porter. Sad to hear they are resting it until the fall, I’m grabbing every can I see to enjoy for as long as I can. Slipstream (2663) - USA - NOV 14, 2015
Draft at Aroma Thyme. Super Porter! Roasty malts, a bit of hop nip, espresso, some marshmallow sweetness. Wasnt expecting it to be this good - cheers, Chatham. alobar (3864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pours cola brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and milk. Roasted malt flavor with milk chocolate backbone and hint of coffee. Really great porter. Mep3222 (1599) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Roasted malt aroma with a slight sweetness. Taste is roasted malt and almost has a milk stout smoothness. Very full flavored, nice stout. It is really good. No smokey flavors really just roasted malt and seems like lactose is in there. Full flavored, smooth, easy drinking Porter with lots of body. I really like this one!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ChadPolenz (1846) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
While every brewery is trying to re-invent the wheel, Chatham Brewing tends to stick to classic styles brewed using traditional recipes. Their porter is a good example of this: a solid, to-spec, porter that has plenty of flavor and is easy to drink. That’s what I consider a good beer.
BrewBoxer (2653) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I poured a 16oz growler into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pitch black in color with just the faintest brownish/red highlights. Pours to a two-finger, brown, frothy head which retains and laces well.
Smell: Sweet dark malts with notes of toast, milk chocolate and dairy.
Taste: Porters aren’t intended to be exploding with flavor, they’re meant to be flavorful, easy-drinking beers, and that’s what you get with Chatham Porter. Up front there’s a sweetness derived from the dark malt; notes of milk chocolate, cherry, and a sweetness akin to lactose (though this is not brewed with lactose sugar as far as I know). It has almost a cola flavor, as well (Dr. Pepper to be exact). The roasted malt comes alive on the back end, while the hops lurk in the background throughout. An interesting, classic palette anyone can enjoy.
Drinkability: Weighing in at 6% ABV, Chatham Porter is a little heavy for the style. Though it’s in no way a thick, heavy beer per se. The mouthfeel is thinner than you’d think, with a silky texture and ridiculously smooth finish. There’s a mild dry aftertaste from the dark malt, though it’s easily tolerated. A versatile palette – this beer will pair with a savory meal or dessert (or as dessert).
Draft at dive 75 NYC. Pours a dark black color with a malty easy drinking texture. Lighter them it looks. I enjoyed it ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2011
A - Pours a pretty dark black color with a finger of frothy tan-brown head. The head faded down to a ring around the glass lacing nicely.
S - Aroma is a blend of roasted chocolate and coffee scents. A tiny bit of smoke and hop are also in noticeable in the background.
T - Starts off with some roasted malt flavor and some sweet chocolate. Through the middle some deeper and richer coffee and chocolate flavors come through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with just a hint of hops that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy. Finish a touch dry and fairly clean which is very nice.
D - Very drinkable. Nice coffee and chocolate flavors throughout. Well balanced and just enough creaminess. Really nice lingering flavors after the finish. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at Dive Bar. Poured a deep dark brown with a bug beige head. Nose is light with roasted malts and chocolate ringing through. A nice medium bodied porter. Nice chocolate notes with nice malt backbone. Solid and easy to drink. Had it right after an anchor porter and it really held up well. Nice brew jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
Smells great - roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar, but it has a fairly light body for a porter. Taste fades away pretty quickly. Not bad, but not the best.