scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
burnt coffee, nearly completely black. dry roast flavor doesn’t do a ton for the complexity, but makes it very easy to drink. i always fill up my growler with this since you can get the amber everywhere. french roasted coffee ground finish. too bad it’s 3am and i’m by myself, i’ll have to finish this growler alone before it goes bad CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Taphouse in Seattle. Deep red with an almond-coloured head. Nose of mild coffee. Minor diacetyl and a bland, buttery finish. Poor. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Dark Body w/ a pillowy, tighlty woven tan head. Roasty aroma w/ notes of chocolate. Chocolate flavors dominate also, rather roasty too theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Pint draft at Africa Grill in Seattle Airport (A Gate area of Sea-Tac). Pour is black, with a thin 1/2 inch khaki head. Aroma of some roasted malt. Served too cold for Porter. Taste is a grainy, roast malt with some decent hop bitterness in the finish. Not complex by any means, but well built and very drinkable. This was my favorite Mac and Jack’s (of 3) to date. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Black color. Aroma is pretty light with hints of roast. The flavor is light too. The roast is pretty much the only thing going on here except for a little funky hop finish. It was smooth, but it was rather bland.
Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draught, Africa Lounge, Sea-Tac airport. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa, husks), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dull and husky, not a good rendition. awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2007
On tap at the EMP. Pours a dark brown color, semi-transparent, with shades of rootbeer and cherry wood, topped by a creamy layer of light tan head. Aromas of dry chocolate, toast, and a subtle hint of ashy smoke. Not really any roast character per say, but just a lot of toasty smooth dark malts. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, milky smooth mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and mild roast coffee on the tongue. Finishes dry and smooth with minimal roast bitterness, leaving a pleasant chocolate malt residue lingering. Satisfying porter with no troublesome qualities. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Draft at The Brooklyn, downtown Seattle. Dark brown, nearly black, dark garnet highlights at the corners. Thin tan head. Nose is a little on the underdeveloped side, kinda roasty and chocolatey in spots. Body’s a little too light and soft but lots of nice gentle chocolate flavors along with some soft sweet roasty malt. For all the timidity of the nose and attack, the balance and flavorfulness of this one is very winsome. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Exceedingly smooth Porter. So dark, it’s nearly black, yet not bitter. Flavors of chocolate with a bit of coffee. Easy to drink beer that doesn’t try to do too much. The best porter I’ve ever tasted. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Smooth, full bodied real porter. Very nice roasted coffee bean flavor without being over roasted and bitter. The malt really provides a good playing field to bring the rest of the flavors into the palate. The slightly semi-sweet bitter chocolate flavor is also a great piece of a wonderful porter puzzle.