gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin puddling and medium collar that produced fair runny lacing.
The aroma was of dark roasted malts and a sweaty leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a hint of molasses.
The taste was very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate and a hint of sweet molasses in the beginning, and then slowly progressed with a slightly bitter sweet coffee flavor towards the end. The flavor hung around for a short while with the mild bitter coffee taste becoming more dominant as time pasted.
Mouthfeel was a bit below medium in body and rather thin in texture with a somewhat prickly carbonation.
Overall a pretty basic Porter with a good flavor and easy drinkability, I could see myself drinking a few of these...
From old tasting notes. Deep brown color. Thick, Rich tan head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Silky roasted malt flavor. With coffee undertones. Good flavor and body. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2017
Bottle. Sour milk, chocolate malt, and fresh hay aroma. Black with large tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter ash/hay flavor. Body a bit light. Pretty dry. JPDIPSO (6296) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Easily the most difficult twist offs I have ever encountered. Dark brown color with a dissipating tan head leaving a small amount of lace. Sweet roasted malt, light earth and cocoa. Not much life in the feel. Fairly dry and toasty. The type of brew you could quaff for a long time and not get bored, but also never really be thrilled. 2/13
Slubgob (345) - West Hartford, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle into water glass. Very dark brown, retains a cream head. Make, light chocolate nose.b in the mouth more roasted malt,a bit if hop bitterness. Finishes with roast. Decent but not exciting example of the style. jandd1983 (4680) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa and some coffee. The taste was similar to the aroma with some bitterness, cocoa, more coffee, roastiness and creamy. Not bad.
kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
I guess I don't like English beers. This one isn't bad. A vanilla kick to it. Cocoa coffee and malts. Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. Very dark with just a little amber. An ashy and smoky aroma that also has a little brown sugar. Flavor is also ash with tobacco. The cinnamon and toffee are noted as is some chocolate that is syrupy. Some earth and just a hint of fruity bitterness. This is an authentic English porter. ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours out deep maroon like a cola, but with a brown head that lasts quite a while. Tastes like it smells: light roasts and a little caramel sweetness. Body is a little on the thin side. Pleasant but unexceptional. rjplumer (1234) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Black body with a this tan head. Roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate. Mild bitterness. Smooth on the finish. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on 12/25/2014 split with Dave.
Appearance: Pours a brown cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate, light roast.
Taste: Similar to aroma, chocolate first, lightly roasty..
Summary: Pretty solid porter, enjoyable.