dfinney23 (2994) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From yet another Texas town I haven’t been to since the brewpub explosion hit. Glad bottles are making it to Houston, though I don’t remember where I picked this one up. (Also a fine problem to have!) So anyway, an excellent straight-forward porter with no gimmickry. Lots of roastiness. Coffee, cocoa, molasses. Yum.
Marheb (5285) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Une structure céréalière assez mince, de l’anis, des grains brûlés et quelques artifices chocolatés en finale.
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a deep dark brown with a small short lasting off-white head. Lacing present. The aroma has a dry malty fragrance. The taste is a burnt/roasted malty flavor with a coffee notes and a slight pleasant hoppy aftertaste. The mouth feel is medium and smooth. This is a good porter!
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jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in Oct 2011. Deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of molasses, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Taste is of brown sugar, roasted malts, chocolate.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a chestnut brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, dates, roasted malt, chocolate, and light plum. Flavor of raisins, dates, chocolate, light coffee, and roasted malt.
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. The look is brown to black with a tan head. The taste is malts, roast, chocolate, and coffee. The smell is the same. Basic but good.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. According to the brewer, this is not the base beer for the oak-aged porter which I also reviewed.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate. Fairly straightforward, but also very enjoyable. It gives you what you want in a porter.
The flavor is similar. There is a lot of roasted malt and chocolate cocoa in the flavor. There is also a little bit of dark fruit, mainly cherries and plums. However, the fruit takes a back seat to the big, roasted chocolate notes.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.