sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Can. Pours dark brown. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, light roast, some earthy bitterness, faint dark fruit, and faint woodiness. Medium body. BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is nutty roast some vanilla and coffee. taste is more of the roast coffee vanilla a nice bitter sweet combo. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Liquide brun avec mousse beige qui se présente en anneau. Au nez, torréfaction et brûlure maltée, terre et échos chocolatés et caramélisés. En bouche, puissance des céréales rôties dans une mise en scène légère qui est propre au style. Texture agréablement crémeuse. Finale bien amère et persistante. Bon chic, bon genre. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Tap. Very dark brown, tan head, faint roasty nose. Burnt roast flavor, mild malt profile. Decent flavor for more robust traditioanal porter. migwell (366) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2015
What is the difference between porter and stout? I’ve been asking knowledgeable friends and getting fairly unconvincing and unsatisfactory answers. Stout, for so many years, to me was defined by Guinness and Murphy’s, two low ABV, smooth, nitro brews or San Smith’s admirable Oatmeal and Imperial... very dark and with minimal hops. Porter was represented by such things as Narraganset Porter and other mainline American brewers attempts at a darker brew.
But, with the craft beer revolution in full swing, stouts, and in particular Imperial Stouts, have headed toward higher ABV, often very high. And the adjuncts! Coffee is black, throw some in! Chocolate is black, throw that in as well. I don’t dig it. But here’s a porter from Mayflower (did the Pilgrims have casks of ale onboard?). Oddly enough, it has that same dark chocolate and coffee grounds flavoring and bitter finish so popular in many Imperial stouts. The ABV is reasonable for a porter, and the flavor is not so overwhelming that I reach for a glass of water between sips. I rate this as pretty good, but prefer a milder, adjunct free dark brew, call it porter or stout or whatever.
Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Black colour, white head. Aroma of chocolate. Sweet flavour, chocolate and caramel. Sweet chocolate finish.Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2015
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)
Bottle. Dark almost black pour with a mocha head. Coffee, chocolate, roast. Good carbonation. Medium body with smooth coffee bitterness and sweetness. Good Bebum (1056) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Full body, intense flavor, rather flat mouthfeel, weak middle, low carbonation and heat, fading flavor in finish.
Bitter, off dry, low acidity.
Intense coffee flavor, not much more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hivemind (919) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Tap @ Tavern Road in Beantown. Pours dark chestnut or even mahogany brown, tiny tan head. Miniature English pint glass. Nose has a load of tree nuts and a bit of vanilla bean. Palate is more resiny with a little bit of chalk, but a full enough body that it’s still presented well. Dead grass on the aftertaste. bnokk (538) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - dark black. White head.
FLAVOR - deep and rich, with good coffee notes.