monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
A decent but boring porter. Pours a nice inky black. Not much of any smell. Some chocolate and nuts in the taste, but a basic porter. Had on tap at the brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Tap: near black with red tint and a medium-sized almost white head. Aroma is smokey roast grain, coffee, and a slightly stale malt note. Flavor is mild bitter with lots of coffee, roast grains, a light charcoal, a nutty stale earthy note, and a light molasses sweetness running around the background. Palate is light bitter and soft sweetness with a chalky gritty feel running a bit thin. Decent flavor, not my favorite porter or beer here. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A - Pours a black-brown color with a thin covering of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some decent lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted and slightly burnt chocolate malt with a bit of coffee and some earthy hops/
T - Starts off with some sweet roasted chocolate malt with some lightly earthy hop. Through the middle some burnt malts come through with some more hops flavor and coffee. The finish is a mix of roasted coffee and chocolate malts with a bit of sweetness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a slightly dry and roasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced porter with a good mix of chocolate and coffee flavors. Could use a touch more body, aleph (231) - - APR 6, 2012
Draught @ Triple Rock. Malt, coffee, chocolate. Thin body for a porter, flavor doesn’t sustain, almost a chalky quality. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at Triple Rock. Pours a dark brown that looks like cola at the edges with a small light tan head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasted coffee, some light chocolate, some light caramel, and a bit of nuttiness. The initial taste as a light sweetness. This is followed by some roasted coffee and a bit of chocolate. The finish is some bitter coffee. Light bodied. Medium carbonation.
thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
On tap. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is nice, mostly coffee. Palate us thin though, kind of a theme at this brewery. Thin head too. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours with a clear, lighter brown pour with a minimal tan head. Aromas are a little spicy (rye?), nutty, malty, light chocolate. Some yeast notes, light herbal hops and a bit husky. Flavors of brown sugar, malty, nutty, a bit salty and minerally. Lively bubbles, a bit weak. Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On tap at Triple Rock poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and light bitter chocolate. Palate wasmedium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Pours dark brown with red highlights in the light. The aroma is nice with roasted coffee beans and hints of hops. The flavor is really nice with strong coffee and roasted malts a strongly roasted porter with a good potent hop finish that doesn’t overwhelm. Nice job. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is nearly black, at worst very dark brown, with a khaki head.
S: Lots of coffee notes to this one with plenty of roast to go along with it. A decent dark chocolate aroma along with some earthy hop aromas.
T: Like with the nose, there’s a solid roast and coffee character. Plenty of bitter, dark chocolate and a solid earthy hop flavor. The beer is fairly bitter, but works nicely for a roasty porter like this.
M: The body is maybe a touch thin with a medium level of carbonation.
D: Another solid Triple Rock beer. I really enjoyed this porter and found it very easy to drink my glass.