crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014 AcctError160898 (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, with hints of fruit. Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights and a large non-lasting beige head. Taste is roasty, chocolatety, toasty and slightly bitter in the finish. Toasted bread aftertaste. Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, while thinner in body than I usually like porters to be, it more than makes up for it in richness of taste taste. A very drinkable porter. Would buy and drink again.
A blackish brown body with a tan head that had great retention and nice lace only downside was it seemed a bit thin looking which did carry through to the mouth feel. Aroma was if roasted malts and some coffee malts. Subtle chocolate and a bit of ash. Flavor seemed to be mostly roasted malts. A good flavor but not much else going on. There were enough chocolate and smoke flavors to keep it from being one dimensional. Smooth finish.
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Draft at Willimantic. Clear brown color. Nice nutella aroma. Tastr is nutty caramel. Light body. BeerandBlues2 (13646) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at Willimantic. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. SanfordBrewer (1585) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Translucent mahogany with a frothy tan head. Poured very foamy. Medium body with harsh carbonationAirForceHops (7545) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma: licorice, kahlua, chocolate malt, and grassy astringency.
Taste: chocolate malt, grassy astringency, light notes of caramel and fruity esters.
12 oz.. bottle thanks to Waterbury. Real dark brown color, black toward the middle. Thick ½ inch foam that laced real well. Nose is light cocoa powder and roasted malt. Taste is mostly chocolate malt with hints of coffee and citrus hops. Medium in body with a creamy texture. Nicely balanced.
Leighton (21841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle in NYC. Pours ruby-brown with a soft, grey foam head. Nose gives off some far candies, bread and sugary, milky chocolate. Medium sweet flavour with milk chocolate, some caramel, a bit of dry cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish with very light roast, some lightly burnt toast, more dark sugar, subtle caramel and mellow chocolate. It’s fine. Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Thin and brown pour. Lactose and nuttyness in this very dry porter. Light notes of chocolate and some sugar sweetness in there. Extra points for the longest commercial description ever. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2012
from stafford springs what what. actually not that bad, good malts, a little thin and papery but thats jsut being very critical. Easy drinker. joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle from All the Best Spirits in Riverside, CT. This is a watery porter, but there’s a lot of good flavor in this beer. This beer has a sweet bagel aroma with a flavor of chocolate, oats, cigarettes and cherry. There’s a slight grit to this beer that I like too. Not bad.