AjHtoma (12) - - NOV 21, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a deep dark pitch black with a huge (3-4 finger) medium tan frothy head that was fully lasting and possessed excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of roasted chocolate malt and leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses and a touch of smoke.
The taste was very malty with a mild sweet chocolate note at first, but then the taste shifted slightly to a mild bitterness with a good strong coffee presence and a light sweet molasses ending. The flavor hung on for a very long time proceeding the swallow with a nice bitter coffee taste left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a dry oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this is a great tasting Porter that was quite easy going down and had an exceptional bold robust flavor, making this one hek of an enjoyable drinking experience…
Bottle. Rich, bitter, with hints of coffee. Good qualf. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone piraat83 (21) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Pours an amber brown with a thick white head. A little more hoppy tasting than a typical porter. Crisp but with a coffee taste. A really nice example of a classic porter. Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007
I got this in a trade with autumnaldave. Thanks Dave!
This pours from 12oz bottle(best by 2/11/08) a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a small 1 finger head of foam that recedes to a fine broken layer after some time but the good lacing lasts even longer. Very appealing to look at in my glass.
The smell is of chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of hops.
The taste is big roasted and caramel malt and chocolate notes with a nice thick mouthfeel and light carbonation. More sips in and there's a mild infusion of hop bitterness that takes the edge off the sweetness a bit and it does a nice job of it. Wonderful bitterish aftertaste going on here. Wow. Tasty as heck but so damn smooth drinking and for me, something I'd consider quite sessionable. I can't get over how nice the chocolate is in this Porter and how well all the flavours work together. I just found my new favourite example of the style, me thinks. This is one that certainly deserves to be sought out! Thanks again, Dave!!
Itzjerm (3119) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2017
A nice toasty porter. Sweet and smokey all at the same time. Has a balm e. Light watery finish. Lasting head. By far best offering.
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UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 12oz bottle at Welsh man Inn Chagrin Falls Ohio. Poured jet black with beige head. Coffee dark chocolate roasted malts and barley. Excellent rich porter.
higgsbison (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
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 (200) - 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 (674) - - 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 (262) - 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.