pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Dark brown with thick white head. Aroma is dark malt, oat, and coffee. Taste is licorice, roasted malt, coffee, oat, and a hint of cocoa nibs. Really smooth mouthfeel with a lasting coffee and roast aftertaste.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber, room temperature. Black pour with a light brown head. Very nice hints of chocolate and coffee. Good mouth feel with just the right carbonation. Very smooth drinker, this one is worth having a few pints.
Sledutah (7374) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pyramid Tap House in Walnut Creek
Dark mahogany with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of toasted malts, roast coffee, rich chocolate and licorice
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a middling porter. The coffee and chocolate you’d expect, though more watery. A tad bit of licorice.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving type: bottle
Aroma- Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
A-Dark Dark brown almost black with a quickly disappearing tan head, very little lacing.
T/P- Tasted is of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Seems to be a little bit over carbonated.
D- A good porter, this is easy to drink before a meal, with a meal, or after a meal or all three. Found myself wanting another one after I finished the first. It is very good for a light tasting porter.
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 This sounds like an awesome beer. I really need to try it again, to freshen up my memory of it.
3 years later I am trying it again. MacTarnahan’s is now known as Portland Brewing Company. Tastes amazing, maybe even better. So creamy and smooth.
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is sweet cream, roasty, dark chocolate. The appearance is black, small tan head. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, The body is thin/medium, a little thin for the style. The finish is a subtle but lingering piney hop bitterness. Decent porter, nice aroma, flavor, ttoo thin for the style.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with tan head.. Nose is like charred sweet milk, taste is medium sweetness, medium porter character, a little bland.
r464 (2350) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Hints of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Smooth finish.
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber 2003 vintage thanks to Walt) clear dark brown pour with a ring of light tan bubbles. Nose of cream, vanilla, cocoa and bourbon. Taste of cream, vanilla, barrel. Light creamy body.