overall
94
96
style
RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


penguinfinity's rating

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Smell is mildly sweet. Pours almost black with deep reds when light shines through. Thick tan head which bubbles down. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste. Love it. Will definitely buy more.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3006) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3690) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Bob. It pours very dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is pretty rich with cocoa, coffee and hard roasted malt. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate, toast and coffee. It has a balanced bitter, roasted finish. Rich, full body with a touch of English yeast to go with the strong American malt and hop profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1476) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - nice chocolatey aroma and flavor. Nice dark color. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1248) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of chocolate ice cream. Appearance is stout black with lacing. Tasting cocoa, cola, licorice, coffee/toffee, caramel. a trace of hops. Palate is fairly balanced, a bit sour at the end. . Overall, a good choice for porter. Try the barrel aged one if you can.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (765) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft pour at vault..good price pt on this..aroma is cocoa..nestle quick..light bodied fairly clean porter that is a good representation of the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (264) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2016
12 oz. bottle from singles shelf of Harris Teeter. Date must have rubbed off. A: Rough pour yields an inch of tan head atop a practically black body. Very good retention and streaks of lace. S: Herbal/floral hops against brown toasted bread and a slight hint of roast. T: Bitter chocolate dominates. Light sweetness rounds out the flavor. Faint raisin. M: Smooth and slick with a good bit of carbonation. Bitter resin finish. O: Nice easy drinking porter. Good taste and body. Available and well priced. Recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (5417) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle, with a big black pour. In this description it says ruby red but let me tell you, its big and black. First taste is perhaps a little too much personality, then it starts to grow on you. Yes, gets a little more friendly with its burnt dark beer attitude. Malty, perhaps some aspects of super dark bitter chocolate. Perhaps even a tad of black strong coffee but you couldn’t say its a coffee beer. Yes, in the end a]its a pretty even handed porter that never really treads into baltic porter territory, just a good even handed porter that wants to kick you in the ass and be large and in charge but never quite gets there. Even handed and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4092) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pour is a near black with a large tan head. Aroma is a rich roasted malt without being over the top and I also get some chocolate and ever so slight coffee. Flavor is more of the same with a nice roasted malt with some bitter bakers chocolate. Pretty solid everyday porter. Decent flavor without being an over the top attempt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3226) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Translucent dark brow with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and a little caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2016
4/17/16. 12oz bottle from Craft on Draft. Wow, I wonder how many times I have skipped this one figuring I had already rated it. Good beer, too, so a shame to boot! Black pour under a small tan head, good lacing. Light aroma, touches of chocolate, dry dark malts, cream and light caramel. Great flavor, smooth as all hell, milk chocolate, cream, just a touch of roasted malts and dryness. Balanced, not too bitter, and quite tasty.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 31
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5