Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2017 AirForceHops (7334) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz. taster @ R.I. Brewfest 2 Feb 2013. Fantastic nose of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. It had thick tan head that laced the plastic cup, which is impressive. The flavor is wonderful. Vanilla and coffee throughout the sip with a nice chocolate malt backbone. A very faint hop in in there as well. I went up for seconds of this porter. It’s been awhile since I had a porter that is this tasty. It could be classified as a coffee stout. Well crafted.
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a pure black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Light stringy lace.
The aroma breathed a super nice blend between roasty coffee beans to cocoa nibs. Adds a touch of sweet smoke.
The flavor, once again, blends all of the previously mentioned aromas to a wonderful blissful taste. Subtle blended aftertaste with a quick sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Roastiness does hit my tongue in a nice porter-like semi-smooth sort of way. Good carbonation.
Overall, very nicely done porter that I would have again. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Growler. Thx Alex.
Pours dark brown with low to no beige head. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malt. Taste is of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, very slight bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Low carbonation. Overall: Lots of vanilla, decent. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) black with tan head. Roast malt, slightly sweet molasses. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2011
tap at the brewpub - Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. It has an aroma of roasted malt with chocolate notes. The flavor is dark roast malt with chocolate. It’s a medium bodied, flavorful, solid brew with soft carbonation and a lingering roast mocha finish. Well done!
There’s an interesting range of ratings here. Either our tastes vary really widely or the quality does.
jcwattsrugger (12469) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
@NH Brewers Fest-on tap-pours a thin rich light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is soft roasty/molasses-dark malt. Taste is sweet roasty/molasses-dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Dry finish. EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 11, 2009
I had just finished a Sam adams Cream stout by the fireside, when I went up to the brewpub to try this I was very disappointed under fermented and seemingly pushed out for consumption with little regard to quality. Casteel420 (59) - Bristol, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Dark, almost black porter with a small light creamy head and good lacing. Smells like a cappucino with german malt beer. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with a bitersweet aftertaste. Pretty good porter, but a little thick for my tastes. MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
On tap at the brewpub:lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Vanilla sweetness and roasted malts conjure up vague fruitiness...The thin body undermines the able roasty bitterness...Tiny, spaced bubbles prick the slick body, making it feel lacking...
At the Kennebec River Brewpub.
Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smell is roasty, sweet, dark malt. More sweet and creamy than bitter.
Taste’s a bit like a latte. Sweet dark malt, hints of coffee and heavy on the milky/creamy flavors. Milk chocolatey vs bitter chocolatey. Creamy mouth with a light but persistent roasted smokey aftertaste. Good stuff, not too heavy or strong. A good session porter.