ehennessee (1) - - DEC 28, 2017 does not count ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a fluffy, creamy two-finger mocha shade. It has a soft texture, nice retention, and leaves behind plenty of splotchy lacing on the glass.
S: There’s a good deal going on in the nose. Milk chocolate seems to be the dominant note, while both cream and coffee do a good job of underlying it. I also seem to pick up something suggesting citrusy as well. Citrusy hops don’t always work in a porter, but they do here. Everything seems to be well integrated.
T: I don’t pick up much of the chocolate or cream I did on the nose. Rather, the most prevalent flavor is coffee - and lots of it. When done right in a porter/stout, piny hop bitterness can make the beer generally resemble espresso, and it does here. Post-swallow, there’s less of a coffee flavor and more of a general hoppy note. Very vague suggestions of fruit esters seem to hang around here and there. Hoppy porters are never my favorite style, but this one seems to work quite well considering.
M: There isn’t much heft on the palate; since this is more sweet than bitter, this lightness is welcome. It’s also bone dry and strongly carbonated; naturally, this is very easy to drink.
O: A decent - if not amazing - robust porter, the hops here work better than some others in the style. Still, I wish some more of the malt character came through.
Very good flavor with all the good dark notes of a stout but won't THE heaviness. Very light feel/texture
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Patrickctenchi (6809) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Deep brown with a frothy tan head.
Cola, chocolate scent.
Taste is rich, semi-bitter chocolate malt, old black coffee, caramel malt.
Solidly bodied with an increasing and robust ashy bitter.
Very good. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate malt, and dry hay aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Mildly sweet coffee, chocolate toffee malt, and moderately bitter dry hay and ash flavor. Good body. A great porter. Jpmercer (100) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2017
An English-style Robust Porter – Dark Brown in color with a ruby hue – Chocolate and sweet toffee aroma – Firm unsweetened chocolate flavor with moderate notes of caramel and toffee, an herbal hop bitterness up front and a slight note of espresso in the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bacchus66 (1006) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2017
12oz bottle @ home. Clearvdark reddish brown pour with a minimal beige head. Nose is very roasty- coffee and chocolate. Flavors also heavy roast coffee, cocoa, malt, some bitterness for good measure. Medium bodied, lingering dry finish. Excellent porter.
GIJOE (1258) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle at Nag's Head Pizza Company in Nag's Head, NC. Pours cola brown with a nice tan head. Minimal lacing flecks. Nose is cocoa, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is slightly bitter. Good brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone xxneyxx (4) - Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
This was a little thin in the glass for me. Again I’m always comparing to favourites but it was just ok for me. I picked up on the chocolate and toffee back ground tastes which was a positive but a major negative for me on this one was that it made me feel completely bloated which would mean I wouldn’t drink it again. other stouts I’ve had don’t do this to me ibrubeer (426) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Draft @ Norfolk Tap Room. Faint roasty aroma. Dark color with maybe a slight ruby hue, thin beige head with slight lacing. Bittersweet chocolate notes at first with a little roast, followed by a little sweetness. Med body, appropriate for porter. Overall, a very nice porter. can8ianben (1601) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
A lovely sweet dark beer, thick head and very drinkable flavor profile. I like this one a lot. jb (3450) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pretty standard porter, drinkable, but I can no longer come up with coherent new things to say about porters. Bottle from Bob. Thanks Bob!