Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Tap at the Mayflower campsite BCTC 09. Pours a nice deep amber-brown with a good sticky head. Aroma is fresh nutty, toast, good fresh chocolate malt, light roast, some grassy and herbal hops and a bready yeast/maltiness. Flavor is sharp bittersweet chocolate, but fresh malts all around and nicely hopped- malt forward and clean finish. Pretty solid porter. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is grapes, wood and mild coffee. Medium light with spritzy carb. Taste is weak instant coffee and club soda. Roasty finish with ash. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Cambridge Common, Cambridge MA, October 2009. Dark and roasty. Good burnt notes on the nose. A little phenol/iodine. Dry and a little dusty on the palate. Roast malt and powdery chocolate. Eminently drinkable stuff.
halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2009
This brew has a near pure black color with a dark caramel colored and thick head. Aroma is of malts, chocolate, toffee, and some coffee. Taste is of malts, dark chocolate, and some coffee. Has a pretty smooth coffee aftertaste. Overall, this is a pretty good porter. Good job Mayflower. nimbleprop (8386) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Scored this 12oz bottle via trade. Pours a opaque, sorta thick black that had a nice mahogany red around the edges with a creamy, slighty off white head. Aroma is fairly average, sweet, caramel, dough, maybe a bit of vanilla. Flavor is nice, starts with all those toasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate, coffee and ends with some sweetness, milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. Finish has a lingering toastiness that is pleasant and warming.
Jayb0 (1197) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2009
This is a pretty decent effort. Nose of light coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Nice balanced brew restrained in a good way, with nice intermingling or roasted malt and just enough hop bite. Soft. A nice surprise, thanks holdwine. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Dark cola pour, fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is chocolate, chalk, very bready with some sweet dark sugar. Flavor is very roasty and dry with some sweet molasses. mouthfeel is nice, not too thin. A bit of char on the finish, rather nice. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2009
courtesy of 6daybottomocean
pours dark brown, beige head.
Aroma has plenty of amazing roasted malts, possibly some lactose? and chocolate.
Flavor, coffee, roasted malts, crisp and hint sof chocolate. Finish is great, light hops bitterness with good malt balance. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Appropriately dark appearance with a medium size, tan head and a fair amount of lacing. Slightly ashy, chocolate and caramel malt aroma. Flavors of dark bread, coffee and molassas. Sweetness evident throughout but more pronounced in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
bottle was extra in trade. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of cola and roast malt. Taste is burnt coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-thin with a dry, chalky finish.