NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a very sweet flavor to it, and a good thick look, somewhat like the dense head that froths off a Guiness. There isnít much hop aroma, but there is a fairly strong bitter flavor that is offset by the sweetness of chocolate/coffee grain choices. A very fullfilling and robust beer with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice!
djd07 (13184) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa and cracker malt. Medium body, cocoa, cardboard, dry finish, ok.
bulldogops (2475) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #2026 - 2015.09.27 - #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 128 - Pours an opaque black, decent tan foam. Aroma is dark roast malts, chocolate, and almonds. Taste is full-bodied, smooth, and loaded with toasted malt character. Lingering bitterness, mild chalkiness. Decent.
mcberko (16033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Maritime Pacific, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Nose brings out notes of cocoa, a touch of dark fruits and dry bready malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with dry bready malt, some toasted nuts and a touch of dry cocoa. Dry and a little bitter on the finish. Not a whole lot of depth, but itís decent. Meh.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin pour at the brew pub. Pitch black with a light to almost no head.m rum and coconut do well together. The roastiness of the porter come through as well.
yespr (42164) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, dark breadish and light chocolate. Smooth roasted chocolate and dark malty. Mild sweetness and toasted malty, light bitter. Dry malty and roasted into the finish.
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Jolly Roger Taproom. Deep brown appearance with a tan head. Roasty, chocolate, slight espresso, dark toffee nose. Roasty, slightly burnt, dark toffee, caramelized malty flavor.
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Maritime Pacific. 12 oz. pour. Nice opaque black appearance. The head is thin an wispy. Very nice looking porter, but nothing mind blowing. Aroma is a lot of roast with a very subtle malt, maybe chocolate, aroma. The aroma doesnít have much going for it. Slight pine bitterness balances stuff out decently. Not really any smoke coming from this, but oh well. Flavor is roast, and a bit of malt sweetness, again, Iím getting a very subtle chocolate flavor there, as well. A touch of smoke mixes well with the roast. This is very dry and gritty, Iím thinking of this along the lines of a dry stout, but obviously, I know this is a porter. Too dry for me, but other than that, this is a solid beer.
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-07-03. Black body with a modest creamy tan head that fades and leaves a nice thick lace. 4+ Modest flavour is lightly roasty, dark malt with light dusty cocoa character, goes dry in the finish and leaves a lingering dry roast and modest bitterness. 6+ Muted aroma is perhaps not helped by the nitro pour, very light dry dusty roast. Average palate is light for a porter and surprisingly unhelped by the nitro. Meh, ok. On tap at Jolly Roger Taproom, Seattle
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3099-20100703] Nitro. Rich chocolate-infused roast malt aroma has some wood notes. Black body has a long-lasting creamy light tan head and some lacing. Woody rich chocolate-tinted roast flavour. Medium-full body. Good roast, quite pleasant to try.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer.