luttonm (6271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft in NYC. Medium brown pour. Middle of the road, tasty porter. Lots of cola and some sourness. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
Clean ruby copper pour with a thin tan head. Nose is weird, diacetyl and oxidized. Papery, kind of like a dry stout. Good bit of diacetyl in the flavor with a heavy papery/oxidized component. Imaena (2322) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 18, 2013
Can and Draught. This is another Gansett experiment that was interesting but does not warrant repeating. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Can courtesy of AirForceHops. Light chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Black brown with a huge thick creamy tan head. Roasty chocolate malt flavor with a light roasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation. gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours a dark brown color topped by a big rocky tan head. Faint roasted malt aroma with a touch of baked bread and toffee. Roasted malt flavor has a distinctive bitter character, much like unsweetened baker’s chocolate. There are nuances of cocoa, charcoal and mild smokiness here, but the underlying bitterness stays with this porter from start to finish. A nice balance of malt and hops that make this a tasty American-style porter. At $8 for six 16 ounce cans this is a great value as well!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Always excited to see this one return to my local shop. Grabbed a sixer and was on my way. Drank the first 5 over the last week and saved the last one for a proper review.
Poured into a pint glass, and this one pours beautifully. A deep dark black with a bit of light on the edges. Perfect 1-inch mocha head on top that retained perfectly throughout the drink. After each sip, a sticky ring of lace stuck to the glass. I had to take a picture when all was said and done as I’ve never seen such perfect lace rings on my glass. A rare perfect 5 for this one.
The aroma is of chocolate powder, dry grainy bread, a little alcohol. Sweet dark fruit aroma noted as well. The body is a little hefty, but still slick enough for my liking to sip straight from the can. Not too filling. Chocolate flavors abound, semi-sweet and rich. Dry cardboard like flavor, husk, a tiny bit of ethanol noted as well. Good roasted character on this one. Light char on the finish.
All-in-all, this is a great Porter, and one of the best from a can, no doubt! Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Canned. Poured a dark brown mesium head. Faint malt aroma. Chocolates, light yeast, malts. Ok. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
The bodega next door, six-pack of cans: Pours is dark brown with a Guinness coloured head. Aroma is mediocre chocolate, with some chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is slightly bitter, and, as another person has noted, there is kind of a bitter chalky taste. It is pretty smooth and easy drinking and has a hefty dosage of booze, so that is dank fo sho. trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2013
Can. Dark brown color, light tan spongy head with good retention, slightly flat coffee taste, long finish. Little bit watery for a porter. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Tall boy can poured into glass. Didn’t really care this one for one main reason: It was just too hoppy all around. Not that I don’t enjoy hops its just that for this particular style I expected a creamy maltness instead. The over hopping here just ruined the experience for me.