OnTheTrail (593) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 2/18/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark burnt sienna color. It’s not completely opaque at all, like many porters tend to be. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that fades into a thin film with some collaring around the edge of the glass.
S: A fairly chocolaty porter; it’s more dry than milky sweet, though. Some nuts, dark unroasted malts, and hazelnut coffee tie these qualities together. Not particularly grabbing or expressive, but good.
T: Even drier than the nose suggested. There are some roasted nuts to start, some lactose cream flavors in the midtaste, and a finish of coffee with just a hint of dry chocolate. I also notice a twinge of finishing hops; not just in the light bitterness, but with the mildly acidic and mineral-esque kick in the aftertaste, as well.
M: Light bodied, with good carbonation, and a crisp, dry finishing kick. About what I expect from a porter.
O: For better or worse, it’s a standard porter. Granted, it’s a standard porter that’s executed quite well; however this lacks many qualities that would enable it to stand out from its brethren. It’s one to consider purchasing, but perhaps not one to seek out.
Pours very dark brown. Am all light brown head. Aroma is light cocoa, roastmalt. Taste is slightly sweet, pleasant cocoa. Hint of hops. Nicely carbonated, medium mouthfeel. A competent, relatively light porter. rougeau13 (3228) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle at River Walk Restaurant in Yorktown. Pretty much black with a beige head. Aroma of roast and metal. Tastes roasty with a touch of chocolate. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. brigg (710) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2017
(Bottle) Dark brown or black body with a big, light brown head. Very aromatic; molasses, coffee; dark cherries and some other fruit. Light bodied. Bitter, coffee and dark chocolate flavor; toasted malt; a little earthy. mike67 (1274) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head, lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, herbal hops and dark chocolate. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and bittersweet. Ok porter. stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from Giant. Kind of flat pour, dull and lifeless. Aroma is sweet, molasses, minor hint s of roast grains. taste carries forward with the sweetness, with some earthy, dirty flavors, recalling a scotch ale. Definite peat flavors, root beer. Where is the porter? Not getting what they were trying for....
Ron (4214) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Poured dark brown with no head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is strong and bitter with coffee that lingers on the palate downender (8928) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark brown in colour, with reddish undertones and a decent, beige, head. Multi-layered malts character with chocolate, toastiness and a touch of porridge oats, before some fruity sweetness and a lingering, dry, finish with a touch of leafy hop. Excellent. jsquire (4621) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Garnet colored beer with a foamy beige head. Sweet roasted grain nose. Chocolate, roasted grains, a bit of smoke in the finish. Tasty porter. Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Black w/garnet highlights, this Porter is rich & full flavored with notes of chocolate, coffee & smoke. 24 IBU’S, 5.8% ABV.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Taster @ Aw Shucks. A little sweet chocolatey with a hop finish. has that funky thing going on that some of them do.