Larry_Duffman (536) - - FEB 7, 2017 blaird22 (4) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a porter guy but this was decent. Could really taste the caramel undertones. Would drink again
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a red and brown color with an off-white head and little lacing. It doesn’t really look like a porter. The aroma is artificial caramel. The taste is very sweet caramel. It’s kinda thin. This smells and tastes artificial and way too sweet. This wasn’t very good. Pumpkin87 (248) - - JAN 29, 2017
As might be expected from a beer with caramel color, this pours from bottle an attractive chestnut brown with red highlights. The small-medium head is tan, shows some retention and leaves lacing.
The nose also is dominated by caramel and light roast. Surprisingly, caramel is not the overwhelming initial flavor, it’s more burnt toast and vanilla. This is another beer that benefits from aeration and being served closer to room temperature than ice cold. The caramel emerges, mixing with traditional porter bitterness that carries a hint of coffee.
But this beer has a very light body that undermines the flavor profile. Sure, it’s easily drinkable, but in a market with a lot of porters, it doesn’t separate itself.
thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2017
This bottled brew from a grocery store was served at a cool temperature and poured a head of foamy finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated body semi-transparent light cola brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was floral and malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of semi-sweet brown malt caramel and malt. An OK brew just nothing special. Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Draft at Moo & Brew. Clear dark brown color, light tan head. Huge caramel aroma. Taste is creme brulee. jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2016
A little thin but it has a really pleasant aroma & a decent taste. Pours about black w/ a foamy tan head & spotty lacing. The aroma is of caramel & malt. The flavor also has caramel & a hint of traditional porter bitterness. It’s a bit on the watery side but is quite drinkable. Nothing special but not as bad as the ratings may suggest!
weihenweizen (3831) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma is caramel, medium/light carbonation, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is slightly artificial caramel and dark malt. katrinaez (2021) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Not too bad. It is a sweeter style porter, must be the caramel and sugars. Scent has a spiced rum to it. Dark red Brown color but translucent. It has to be warm for the flavors to come out. If it is cold the flavors are gone. Flavor has some nutty and caramel, some fall warmth and makes me think of fallen leaves and campfires. Bottle tfontana (976) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Aroma is strong caramel, also roasted malt. Appearance is dark mahogany with finger-width off-white head that quickly dissipates, fair lacing, and no sparkle. Taste is strong, rich, dark caramel with moderate sweetness balanced with mild bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, average to lively carbonation and dry finish. Overall, the caramel is so strong that it drowns out any other flavors. Not bad, but not subtle either. samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 12, 2015
Where’s the Caramel? Where’s the porter for that matter. This seems to be a medium brown ale with a little extra coloring to disguise it as a porter.
Aroma is vegetable. Dark brown color, small white head. Taste is grass, veggie. Something like raisin in the finish. Low carb.
wicked7102 (1) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Poured nicely into a glass. Has a nice brown color. Aroma is one of the beers best features. Too much of an artificial taste.