asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2017 Cakes (461) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz draft. 5.4 % abv
Aroma of chocolate, coffee.
A very, very dark brown, almost black.
A hoppy taste, a bit lighter than many other porters.
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 [On tap at brewery]
Fairly weak aroma with a little roasted barley vanilla and some nuttiness. Not quite clear ruby-dark brown under a lasting, off-white collar. Flavour is dry and slightly roasty with smokey notes (not phenolic). Moderate bitterness. Dark bread crust and dark toast accents. Not quite crisp, medium light body, moderate carbonation. PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle, pours black with light carbonation and a smaller head that didn’t stick. Notes of coffee, chocolate, smokey malt, and light pine from the chinook hops. Really average porter. jsmerig (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours near black with a tan frothy head. Taste is malt and smokey with a smooth finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bth122 (1629) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Very dark brown. Creamy texture. Medium bodied. Nice hints of chocolate with caramel and biscuit. Bitter notes with some hop finish. Roasted malt background.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jsporrer (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a semi-transparent cola brown color with a medium white head. Not much of an aroma. taste is mostly light coffee. Very smooth with a little hop bite that isn’t too harsh nor bitter. Flavor lingers a bit. A little thin for a porter but it was flavorful enough to be enjoyable without being overpowering. Not bad but too much on the light side.
dctellem1973 (10) - Dover, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Quick 6 West York. Favorite seasonal beer. Dark, smooth. Not a hop lover but the bitter finish in this one feels right. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, deep dark brown with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cola, chocolate, nuts, raisins, pine and toffee.
Taste of chocolate, pine, nuts, roasted coffee, roasted malt, lemon/orange citrus and toffee.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
Rather hoppy for a porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Chudwick (3332) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Expectation: the brewer baffles me for unknown reasons and I tend to assume I’ve already had a ton of there stuff and in reality, I’ve only had three others. The high rating lead me to think this will be a good experience especially since I like the style.swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Hardware: 12oz bottle (bottled on 8/21/13) into Le Guinness 2010
Nose: can’t really penetrate the huge head that required I use two glasses. I recall strong coffee notes but now I just get that over carbonated smell.
Sip: definitely strong roast and coffee notes.Slight lactose maybe or perhaps chocolate.
Taste: all kinds of bitterness
Misc: the second I heard a pop when I took the top off, I thought there would be a mess, but no mess except the beer itself. I think there is something wrong in here - it’s way too foamy for a porter and the smell is odd.
Conclusion: I will need to try this again from a different source.
PS: as it warmed it got better, but I still suspect a bad bottle or bad storing conditions from the store. I find it least likely that this is a bad beer.
bottle, dark pour, medium bodied. medium roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, mild bitterness. smooth mouthfeel & flavor. decent porter Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown with orangish hues in the light and a thin creamy light brown head. Aroma is nutty, toffee, slight roastiness. Flavor is a nutty sweetness, with a light burnt roasty bitterness. Medium in body and rather drinkable. Lingering roasty bitterness. Very tasty.