slowrunner77 (13223) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014 Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, with a light tan head.
Nicely done. The flavors in this beer are very subtle, roasted malt, chocolate, even a bit of hops.
"one of the more boring porters i’ve had, not that i’m surprised, given the brewer. it was worth a shot, though. nothing unpleasant, nothing impressive, just a boring beer." philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 Full Sail Brewing Company--Half Pipe Porter--Seasonal--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle.--5.40% ABV--35 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Clear opaque dark brown black color. Light lacy head. Toasted floral spicy Full Sail hoppy front. Dry sweet crusty tangy toasted citrus espresso mild doughy fruit body. Mild chalky clean odd hoppy end. Sampled 3/5/2004.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Half Pipe Porter--2005 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.40% ABV--30 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Porter--Medium lacy head. Clear thin red brown color. Mild chocolate fruit hop front. Mild creamy smooth malty mild roasted chocolate fruit caramel bisquit body. Lingering smooth malty mild hop end. Not their best. Sampled 4/12/2005. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, reddish brown color with a minimal tan head. Chocolatey, roasted malt smell. Medium bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Has a rich, hearty roasted grain flavor with a mild chocolate sweetness. Yet another tasty Porter from Full Sail.
Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2007
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a nearly opaque brownish black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light coffee with a smooth lingering bitter finish. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
Dark brown with a small tan head. Arome was espresso and some caramel. Flavour starts full, with coffee and caramel sweetness and only gets a touch of hop bittterness on the finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Mocha murky appearance – decent tan head- nose coco, coffee, baking chocolate - taste coco, coffee, baking chocolate – soft creamy with a little bitter bite - aftertaste bitter/sweet taste lingering oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Black color small white head. Aroma is smokey, roasted w/ some chocolate. Flavor is roasted coffee w/ some chocolate and caramel help to lend a bit of depth. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle poured black with no head.
Aroma was light roast,coffee,chocolate.
Sweet roasty flavor with a light-medium body. Good average porter. Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Detected a roasty nut aroma. Black body with small tan head. Flavor had some light chocolate malt taste to it. Smooth easy drinking porter. Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Wow. Very nice. Can’t believe this doesn’t rate higher. Extra dark brown coloring, with one of the darkest colored heads I’ve ever seen. Bitterness comes from the mocha/coffee flavors, and the aroma is the same, but not too much.