AirForceHops (6591) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can thanks going to Rightcross55 for the chance to try it. Dark brown borderline black with lasting head. Aroma is smoky malt, chocolate, burnt ash, light roasted coffee notes.
Flavor has a good layer of depth. Rich malts give the flavors from the aroma with a solid medium roasted body. Creamy texture on the tongue with traces of ash. Lots of lingering roast. Great example of the style.
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is toffee and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, bitter chocolate and caramel. Easy to drink, good.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cambridge for PBW. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aromas of roast, caramel, and some chocolate. Sweet roasty caramel taste with some chocolate mixed in. Just solid and true to the style.
vtafro (7027) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, caramel aromas. Flavors are sweet chocolate and caramel, some roasted dry finish.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a big healthy brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted grain. Taste is chocolate, sweet malt, and smooth vanilla. Very good for the style.
PhillyCraft (6454) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 On tap, pours black with cookies and cream looking head. Awesome lacing. Aromas are toffee, roasted grain, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is milk chocolate, roasted malt, light char, barrel, and molasses pops. Easy drinking porter.
SetauketBrewer (71) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with deep garnet highlights running through. Powerful aroma of dark coffee and chocolate. Chocolate runs down the center of the tounge with coffee biting at the sides. Dark break laying underneath it all. Starting to be chewy but in a velvety kind of way. No real alcohol burn, no metallic tang from the can.
bytemesis (7435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Homer! Pours clear ruby black, large creamy brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, toffee, coffee - right up the middle of the porter fairway. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter, coffee, ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice standard porter.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
can. pours black with a 1/4" off white head. chocolate, coffee and roasted dark malt aromas. med to full body with deep caramel, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, burnt coffee, toffee and roasted malt flavors - many layers - complex porter. round mouthfeel with a nice bitterness. crisp finish with the hop bitterness coming through more along with the supporting roast. excellent porter - one of the best I’ve ever had for sure.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can gifted by Toby. Thanks buddy. Poured dark brown with a 1/2" off white head with great retention and nice lacing. Nose is bittersweet chocolate and heavy roasted malts. Taste is similar to the nose with some the roasted malts really be the most prominent.