Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours dark with a great brown foamy head. Taste is roasty and hoppy, finishes sweet and dry.
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gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Rustico. Great heavy pour with very nice roasty flavors with a touch of chocolate. Cask makes it very milky and smooth.
brianairb85 (72) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Smells hoppy. A very flavorful pilsner. I love it. It’s really is a perfect beer to start the fall with. It reminds you of summer but give you a taste of the fall. Then there are temping hints that bring you to winter chocolatety delight. Well balanced beer. I highly recommend.
Yonny (63) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good porter, not bitter, but with a toasty coffee taste (some folks mention chocolate but I do not taste it).
DiarmaidBHK (4528) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bocktown Grille Robinson. Pours coca cola brown with an inch of thick khaki head. Solid roasted malt on the nose. Pretty big chocolate roast on the tongue with a nice hoppy floral bid on the finish. Definielty refreshes.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dead Reckoning Porter pours a deep brown, lightening noticeably to amber along the outer edge of the glass. A finger of wispy light tan foam sits atop the beer, sticking around for a quick minute before leaving a nice amount of lacing caked to the inner wall of the glass. The nose is based around some nice mild chocolaty and nutty aromas, but there's a definite citrus background note. The balance in the flavor profile is shifted a little bit more towards the hops. The malt comes across as more straight ahead chocolate/roast and less nutty, and it's all followed by a bitterness that catches me off guard for the first sip or two. The finish is decidedly grapefruit, displaying a hand for hops that was just a hair too heavy for my taste. The body has just a little bit of a chewy aspect to it, perfect for a low ABV malty beer, and carbonation is just lively enough to let you know it's there. I enjoyed Dead Reckoning, but it was trending a little bit too much towards a black IPA for me to consider it a truly great porter.
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Ed5388 (3428) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from 12oz bottle at Spirits Crossroads Tröegs tap takeover. Pours a deep dark brown color with ruby red highlights and a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and piney hops. Taste of mild roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus rind, and piney hops. Taste reminds me of a lightly hopped black IPA more then a porter. Nonetheless a tasty beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft toasty chocolate aroma, subtle but important hop presence. Brown ale type brown color. Great chocolate and coffee flavor, surprisingly bitter and in a great fashion. Sharp crisp body. Like those black IPA’s, only without the dirty burnt elements.
bbbeer (800) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with small brown head. Aroma toasty malt and chocolate. Medium-light body. Flavor up front is lightly sweet roasted malt and chocolate but then some pretty strong grassy and floral hop flavors. Quite bitter and hoppy for a porter.
Voodoo (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the deep chestnut brown of a porter with a dense off white head. Aroma is clean, hints of malt, chocolate. Taste is smooth chocolate into coffee transition with bitterness and coffee ground aftertaste. Classic porter.