Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Aroma is malt forward with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Pours an almost black with a dark tan head and excellent lacing. After the nose, the taste was underwhelming. A mild roasted taste and then a coffee finish and aftertaste. Medium-light bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, bland, almost no tastevat all…6will not buy again. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On tap at the brewery. dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, a little roast, and some hops. I’m not sure what was going on, but all the beers at the brewery from the tap tasted a little overhopped for the styles. Oh well. Flavor was good with some chocolate and roasted barely notes. A bit of that hop kick. Not bad. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Three fingers off white head. Very dark color. Strong rich robust smell. Coffee overpowers the nose. Taste is a lot lighter than expected. Coffee bitterness and a bit tart. Decent, but nothing special. GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 26 May 2012 -- Good porter, nothing special that hooked me. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Thin malt body of lightly roasted chocolate and light grain. Dry with some light grass notes and a little pine. Bitter chocolate and some coffee as well.
steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
It’s okay. It’s boring and mediocre. The mouthfeel is nice. The appearance is just right with me. The aroma and taste are not offensive, but rather bland. It’s like a lower grade of steak. You’ve got it medium-rare, but why isn’t this Kobe? It seems like it should be a special ale. PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Deep, dark, black-mid brown, slightly cloudy, amber-orange when backlit. thick, warm-tan head that is slight coarse and fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet oat, light caramel, pine, hint of maple and honey, hint of roots/sassafras. Body is medium-light, but with light, delicate carbonation and a somewhat sweet palate that gives the impression of a medium palate. Flavor is leaf and pine, light grain/woodiness. touch of light caramel sweetness (most of the caramel comes through the nose). Moderate earthy bitterness that lingers and defines the aftertaste. Nice porter, just what I wanted (actually, an imperial version of this would have been ideal, this is more of a spring porter, but for the non-porter drinker, I suppose it could be a proper January beer). RIP Sarah Burke, and please support an unregulated internet at all costs! cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown with amber hues and a medium sized head. Light roasty, caramel nose. Light sweet, light roasty flavor, and a mildly hoppy finish. Medium body. Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Nice enough, solid porter from the PNW. Roasted aromatics and palate. A hint of chocolate on the finish. Excellent price, but no idea what makes this special or seasonal.