RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
A special Porter that brewmaster, Rick Reed, made for the 2006 holiday season.

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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Paymaster’s Porter Ale
Date: March 11, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, lots of chocolate kicks in, touch of dark chocolate, dry with just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, light caramel sweetness enrichens the chocolate, bitter dark chocolate balances the sweetness, light bitter roasty finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Initial aroma of soy sauce and/or sesame oil, kinda has an asian aroma... quite roasty aroma once i get past the asian notes... opaque black with a nice small tan head that fades relatively quickly... average to decent lacing... some burnt roasty fruity flavor along with more notes of nutty soy sauce and/or sesame oil... kinda weird...

Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a white foam head. Aroma of roast and caramel. Has a sweet to sour roasty taste with caramel notes. The sour is a bit off. Not sure if this is the intended taste or if my bottle was infected.

PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Solid coffee and chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark brown pour, nice thick mocha colored pour with an off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Solid chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is nice and thick and oily with solid chocolate and coffee notes. Thickish, rich mouthfeel. Very nice.

SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 5, 2011
bottle. deep brown with ruby highlights and almost no head. tobacco and tootsie roll nose. an un-sweet porter with molasses, tobacco, a bit of ash. lightish body and silky. low abv, light body, and low sweetness make this a good quantity drinking beer.

jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to John. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of black malt - lightly smoked. Some light chocolate in background. A little sweetness in the finish. Medium body.

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Appearance: Pours out a near black body with little to show in the head department beyond a scant coating of beige bubbles. Smell: Roasty, chocolaty malts which, hey, I’m down for, but then there’s a disturbing scent of suspiciously overripened, tart fruit with a light lacquery undertone. Taste: Roasted chicory and some sweetish hints of chocolate fudge, even less for the caramel element. Touch of licorice, a drop of soy, and then an unceasing tart-tasting sour grape flavor crops up midway. Lightly bitter, a little ashen, but I soon tire of it and traipse off towards the nearest sink. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: No good. Sorry, but Paymaster’s Porter just doesn’t cut it (not even close) as there are far, far more better porters to be found out there.

CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Pours the color of dark chocolate with a medium loose-ish head and some lace. The aroma is molasses, vanilla, mocha, and some mild fruity notes. The flavor has a nice roasty coffee and mocha character, a mild bitterness in the back and a tad more sweetness than I usually like, but it works here so what the heck. For all it’s pleasantries there is this weird flavor that I can only describe as odd grape juice throughout that isn’t particularly dominant but it makes an otherwise excellent beer just "pretty good"

BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle and served in NB Worthy Glass (Guess the description needs changed): Pours a inky purplish brown hue with a small fading head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, walnut, licorice, prune, bread, herbal hops, slight ashy smoke and leather esters, The taste is twangy dark fruits, slight acidity, small chocolate, bready and toffee malts wrapped around some nice earthy and coffeish notes, mild bitterness. The mouth feel is smooth but a touch under carbonated, ashy finish. For a simple and low ABV porter, this was nicely drinkable but nothing to shout home about. It will be interesting what the BBA version of this lower gravity beer will be like... the next bottle on deck.

wlajwl (6806) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Decent maltiness with a slight acidity in the aftertaste. Could be a little more robust in flavor, but the best in the sampler pack.

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