gripweed57 (2863) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated 3/17/13. 12 oz bottle says 5.7%. Poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with good opacity for the style. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It takes a while for the head to recede away, and it leaves beautiful lacing down the glass.
S: This one is very forward in coffee, dry chocolate, roasted barley, and slight hop qualities. The hops come across in a faded manner - and honestly, that’s a good thing.
T: The strongest note here is that of roasted barley, creating a coffee expression when mixed with the (faded) hops. The hops do come across a bit citrusy on the back end, but it’s balanced with the rich unsweetened chocolate and coffee flavors. I’d say this is the perfect age for this one (two months before the best by date) - some hoppiness is there, just doing enough to balance any malty sweetness without providing an overbearing acidic nature.
M: I like how balanced the mouthfeel is: it’s dry enough to be easy to drink, yet there’s enough of a lingering flavor to interest the palate. It could use a bit more body, but that’s just nitpicking, really.
O: Not much to say here, it’s a great porter that I’ve been ignoring for far too long. As I said before, this bottle is at the perfect age for consumption.
12 ounce bottle. Translucent cola brown color. Dense, creamy tan head. Rich, cocoa malt nose. Soft, silky roasted malt flavor. Rich, flavorful chocolate malt notes. Slightly bitter resiny hops. Absolutely delicious with a smooth easy drinking palate. One of the best American Porters I've tasted. Cakes (481) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle. Dark brown pour with a tight tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is malty with some roasty and chocolate notes. Nice lacing. Iznogud (4357) - CROATIA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours black, tan head. Roasted, chocolate, caramel, malty, sweetish, some bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. 2OLD4BS (12) - west windsor, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Great tasting porter! Solid beer that delivers on all fronts. This is what a porter should taste like! Very smooth beer full of coffee and chocolate aromas. FLBH (48) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle at the Hill Tavern, Boston. Aroma is liquorice. Taste is liquorice and coffee. Good stuff.
WingmanWillis (418) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle at Hill Tavern. Pours dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, treacle and molasses. Taste is caramel, treacle, molasses, brown sugar, coffee and chocolate. Nice balances porter. Good stuff. mabuzzer (909) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2017 12oz bottle. Thick dark brown with a good tan head. Chocolate and coffee aromas, flavour is very much the same with some vanilla and leather thrown in. Thick, oily mouth feel. Very good balloonbuffoon (602) - - JUN 7, 2017
12floz bottle (BBD: 08.16.2017, $1.50) poured into a mug glass. It appears a very dark brown with a glistening light brown head. Baker’s chocolate and molasses aromas are not strong, but noted. This beer is robust, yet not overbearing. Flavors consist of roasted and crystal/caramel malts that convey moderate amounts of dark chocolate and praline. I’ll use the overused term solid to summarize the quality of this porter. googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
Very dark, not particularly heady but rich looking. Buttery, desserty aroma; milk chocolate, vanilla notes. Taste of brown sugar, quality milk chocolate, oat, toasted hops. Extremely smooth, milky quality. Excellent. Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Dark with brown medium head if poured fairly fast. Nice rich nutty flavor, sharp with smooth finish.
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