slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a rather weak brown ale aroma...otherwise a pretty solid porter accross the board. nice and smooth, nutty/chocolate/roasted malt flavor, decent finish. if only the aroma were up to par... 2nd time, aroma better, body weaker."
spittle8 (137) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Poured from a growler (filled from tap). I filled my growlers at the Roseburg Station Pub then drove 1000 miles to San Diego and let the growlers spend a day in a hot car before refrigerating them. I recall these beers being better when I had them fresh on tap, so let that be my caution.
Good, hearty porter aroma. Dark nutty brown coloration, not too thick. Middling head. Very pleasant porter flavor, with a dominant dark chocolate flavor. The flavor is just disappointingly weak, if you turned up the volume a few notches it would be really fantastic. As it stands, this is a good, everyday sort of beer. douglas88 (9180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Haha, Mike was the last to rate this before Craigers and I did. Pours a pure black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is mostly coffee, some roast. A smooth easy flavor, milky, chocolate malts, coffee. Very drinkable. Sledutah (7524) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at McMenamins in Cedar Hills MikeJslc (778) - USA - APR 6, 2013
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Flavors of roasted malts, oats, coffee and chocolate
Black, tan head. Baker's chocolate, roast, some biscuit, moderate bitterness. Finishes with a cocoa note.
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22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Definite chocolatey and roasty notes with a touch of caramel sweetness. Less astringent and bitter than their stout, however you can also sense a lighter body and lower alcohol. Flavor does not carry over as well as other porters. Good medium body and finish however the last example I had up in Mill Creek tasted a bit flat all around. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Pint – Spar Café McMenamins - Olympia, .WAcarruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Aroma: Dark malt and lots of chocolate in the aroma.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Nice dark malt with a great chocolate taste.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: A great Porter.
On tap. dark roast brown color, decently sized medium tan head. partially creamy palate with a soft coffee bitter taste and a chocolate nose. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2009
On tap. Visited more than one McMenamins and tasted more than one of thier brews. Unfortunately I do not remember the details so I am entering this primarily as a record of having tasted them. Hopefully I will make it back out to a McMenamins again someday and get better notes. Enniskillen (2053) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
Black with a tight tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, chocolate, light malt. Taste is light, roasty, light chocolate. Easy drinking.