higgsbison (233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017 uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Dark, dark brown, not quite black, 1" light brown/tan head, medium lacing. Sweet, roasted aroma. Taste is same, very mild bitterness, perfectly balanced and S M O O T H with a clean finish. If there is a better porter, I really need to try it!
A wonderful Porter. Smooth, medium bodied, Nice complexity. Perfectly balanced bitter sweetness. Soft carbonation. Notes of strong black coffee and unsweetened cocoa. I love this beer.
This time it was more difficult to drink too intense and bitter. I did have it rated 4.6 But I am going to knock it down to 4.0 until trying again
Right now I am drinking a Fullers London Porter and I notice the Edmund Fitzgerald is very similar it just amps up all the characters of fullers
I've had this a number of times now. I love this beer. I notice I never mentioned it is better as it warms up a bit, It really Mellows and smooths out. Bumped it back up to a 4.5
July 2017. Yum
August 2017 this has been my go to beer lately
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beern (158) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a tan head with good retention. Tastes of oak, malt and coffee. It’s medium bodied bodied with moderate to lively carbonation. Appl044 (1) - westfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
If you are into porters, this is among the best. Deep palate, hints of coffee and roast. Dark color. sjohnny (655) - - JUL 13, 2017
Toast. Malt. Hint of coffee. Hint of earth. Dark brown almost black. Quarter inch medium tan head that just stays and stays. Burnt toast. Sharp finish. Earthy. Just screams "classic Porter".
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rex_Remes (240) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: coffee, roasted malt, smokey, toast, kahlua, leather, some spices, black pepper APPEARANCE: Rich dark brown, dense coffee froth TASTE: coffee, dark chocolate, earth, spice, burnt wood, roasted vegetables, some caramel sweetness up front, residual dryness on the finish. PALATE: medium-to-full bodied, soft and creamy on the front, not overly heavy, lightly fizzy, relatively clean and refreshing through the front and middle, some bitter on the finish, average lingering. OVERALL: very drinkable porter, not too heavy, solid body and flavors, an interesting beer, a good every day porter.
DWestrick (774) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2017
bottle. terrific chocolate and coffee flavor. one of the best porters i’ve had. WillemsUrenkel (1950) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2017
12 fl oz bottle from Sam The Beer Man, Binghamton, NY. Pours out in a darkest red brown. Nearly two finger beige head. A lot of dark malt and choco on the nose. Taste ist smooth, choco, coffee, dark malty and present hop, hints of berriefruits. Intensive. Very low carbonated. Long lasting aftertaste with some bitterness. Really nice one. stevoj (5363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle from Consumers Beverage. This one’s reputation precedes it. Excellent throughout. Near black pour with tight, creamy beige head, leaves rings of lacing all the way down. Aroma is chocolate, roast malts, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, burnt toast. Feel is creamy and slick. Sweet bitterness lingers. Perfect porter, benchmark for the style. randy1969 (64) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Dark brown appearance. Aroma is malty with chocolate. Taste is cola with chocolate. More of a bitter finish. eRock_2013 (489) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Was finally able to snag a bottle of this while on a recent trip up North, brought it home to SC and currently enjoying this outside on a beautiful cool spring afternoon. This exceptional rendition of a classic American porter pours a dark brown-black color with translucent highlights of ruby-brown, and has a bright off-white khaki head. Lots of foam and bubbles at the top but not as much lacing from this bottle. Regardless, this brew releases a fresh roasty chocolate malt aroma with notes of wood smoke and mocha. Flavor features a dark slightly smokey cocoa and coffee bean maltiness along with a mild but recognizable northwest hoppy bitterness, and finishes with a bittersweet dark chocolate taste. A hint of vanilla was also present. The hoppiness is clean and herbal, which distinguishes this from the more earthy hops of this brew’s London porter cousins. This beer has a surprisingly light-medium body given the complexity of the flavor, distinctly smooth and refreshing on the palate for a porter. A great example of balanced drinkability with complexity, light enough to drink casually but sophisticated enough to sip and savor. I would love to find this one again, would be a go-to porter for me if only there was the availability down south.