riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has notes of chocolate, coffee, and some patent malt here and there. Light earthy and lightly floral hop profile. Pours black, nice creamy tan head. The flavor is chocolatey up front, coffee notes in the mid palate and dry roasty patent malt in the finish. Some lingering dryness and roast. Nice bodied, medium carbonation, creamy, smooth. Really enjoyable house porter.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a foamy beige head that fades leaving some lace. Aroma is mild, dark fruit, light roast, chocolate. Taste is also a little mild, I was expecting more roast and coffee bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a light fruity sweetness. The flavor has lightly roasted malts, a hint of dark chocolate, and a light sweetness. Decent.
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a deep ruby with amber highlights topped by a small, tannish brown head with nice retention. Big sheety lace. Aroma is powdery, slightly floral, light and juicy, lemon and orange. Sweet grapefruity hops come through. Taste is citrus, pine, herbal hoppy, heavy herbal. Nice lemon and herbal bitterness. A little on the thin side but very sessionable albeit a little chalky on the palate towards the end. Not bad- a hoppy session porter.
jgb9348 (6104) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of very light hops - very nice! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong chocolate and coffee flavours with a lot of roasted malt and a bunch of pit fruits and raisin flavours finish out the taste. Aftertaste shows more chocolate and roasted malt than anything else. Overall, a nice and complex sweet porter - close to a sweet stout and a deep (almost baltic) porter. Nice to sample, given that its from Washington State. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 17-September-2010.
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, creamy head. Mild aroma, nutty, toasted bread, light chocolate. Flavor is mild, malty, sweet, dark breads, brown sugar. Finish is medium bodied and dry.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Watery, dark brown pour with a thin white head. Light aroma with dark roasted malt and light lactic notes. Roasted flavor wtih coffee and cream . Moderate bitter finish.
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light nut. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light nut, smoke. Smooth light-medium body.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid little porter here. Nice milk chocolate nose, some light cola. Taste is just lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some milk chocolate, caramel, light roast and a touch of chalk.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red black in color, nice head and lacing. Nose is weak, some roast and smoke. Taste is pleasant but thin, a bit creamy. Not bad or great.