Lager43 (53) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2017 NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Muenster. Pours quite dark black with shades of ruby on the extremities. The aroma is a bit buttery and bready with chocolate, cola, and a hint of berries. The mouth seems just a notch thin, especially given the initial impression. A pleasing level of roastiness and nuttiness combines with some notes of raisins and a finish of mild cola and brown sugar. It seems to be modeled after a traditional British style porter. All in all, it’s not a bad beer at all, but I feel slightly let down after judging the book by the cover, or the brewski by the bottle as the case may be.
This is a very good Porter. I'm not sure if it is still being made in 2017. If you like this style beer you will enjoy the rich malt profile. Cheers!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Johnstledger8 (1409) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught. Pitch black with a foamy beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of more coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, roasted notes. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation. woodychevy (874) - - OCT 9, 2014
22 oz bottle shared over dinner. If this is their version of a "porter" I should try their stout. Drinks, pours and looks like a stout. Opaque and dark with a thin tan head. Thick and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Smooth. Notes of coffee and chocolate first with subtle earth, spice and bit of roast and smoke for good measure. Finishes smooth- not overly bitter. Solid- just too heavy to be called a porter. 50belair (3697) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap (nitro) at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Mild roastiness, smooth. Not overly flavor laden. Good body and mouthfeel. Mild bitter chocolate and caramels. Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14.
Black with a well appointed tan covering.
Nose is dark malt, vegetal notes, earthy, touch of hoppage, a little washed out.
Taste comprises chocolate, sweet licks, none of the veggy aroma coming through thankfully, light coffee, hoppy notes, faint citrics.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop notes.
Ok - the nose let this one down a few notches, also a little overly sweet.
madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
15th August 2014evergreen0199 (3561) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
GBBF Day 4. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild dark malts with a touch of dark chocolate. Mild coffee and lactose. Light dry finish. Good.
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate. An easy drinking porter, nice work from Cisco. harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Black dark brown beer. Dark brown black beer. Chocolate on aroma. Ok some ashtray not much condition. Bebum (1121) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Opaque, some lace.
Light body, smooth and delicate mouthfeel and flavor, little carbonation, rather flat,
Mildly bitter, dry, acidity not in evidence and perhaps lacking,
Definite but not overpowering roast flavors,
Pleasant but not exciting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
September 2010. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Chocolate, dark roasted malt, spicy aromas. Robust, bitter and hoppy finish. Very good.