higgsbison (274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2018 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Miss Lucy’s Kitchen in Saugerties, Ny. poured into a cheater pint
Pours a deep dark amber color with ruby on the edges, foamy 1/2" tan head with good retnetion, educes to a small cap. Nose is kind of bland, light roast and chocolate. This is a well balanced porter, roastiness is the main influence mixed with faint chocolate, flower, slight toast. Medium body, tends to feel a bit flat and thick on the toungue. Finishes dry, I wish it had a tad more carbonation to help.
A solid example of the style. No odd or off putting notes as some porters have. But also did not bring anything special to the table. Fine to drink when it's the best a menu has the offer but not worth seeking out or buying. Try Fullers London Porter, founders Porter, or Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Those will not disappoint
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jyrsa (1006) - - NOV 11, 2017
Intermission at the Met. Black with tan head. Cocoa nibs with vanilla and a hint of toast. Medium roast malt with coca cola, hints of smoke and cocoa. Smooth velvety palate.
Cool_Bond (2845) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2017
Scent of coffee, chocolate and dark malt. Very little taste of coffee, chocolate and dark malt. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Tasteless beer but okay. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings. shawnmurphy (665) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2017
On tap at a Bob Seger concert at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., so obviously in a plastic cup. Pours black-brown with creamy tan head and lacing. Aroma: faint coffee, chocolate. Flavor: the above, ramped up, along with ash, molasses, nuts. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, creamy, savory. nittanyjim (118) - - JUL 2, 2017
On tap at brewpub. No nose at all, very odd. Dark brown, slight tan head. Burnt malt taste, weak sweetness underneath. Average carbonation. Solid porter, not spectacular.
rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2017
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of musty toasted malt. Near black color, deep tan head, hanging strands of lace. Taste is lightly toasted malt that moves through light fizz to a quick sharp dip to bittering, followed by a gradual return to bittersweet malt in a long finish. Interesting, light, as a porter should be, easy-drinking. Cunningham (8526) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2017
Black as the night with a frothy tan head (that gives in a bit to fast). Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and smooth carbonation level. Ok sweetness with a fine bitterness to back it up. A bit oily texture. Cold coffee, chocolate, toffee, roast and bready flavor. Ok complexity..migwell (368) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2017
[Bottle from a trade with Sigmund]
Let it warm up and poured the bottle into a 16 oz.Belgian ale glass. The foam filled the glass to the brim and then dissipated to a creamy film atop the deep brown brew. Malty cocoa aroma. The flavor was disappointing, roasty, milky and pretty mild, a bit burnt and bitter at the end, but in general underwhelming. Thin bodied and mildly carbonated... nothing to really dislike here, but not much to please either. gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017
Translucent cola brown color. Large frothy tan head. Mild roasted malt nose is somewhat subdued. Soft, roasted malt flavor has notes of chocolate and toasted nuts. Caramel and coffee in mid taste. Subtle spicy hops in finish. Tasty. ludhaber (127) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Southern Tier has been brewing some good beer. Love their IPA sampler. This beer is quite tasty as well. Just enough chocolate malt to balance the sweetness. Hops is in the background. Very tasty.