BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2010
12oz Bottle – Trade - JleblancBoliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Aroma – Dark malts with coffee and chocolate aromas.
Appearance – Brown in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Nice dark roasted malt flavor, chocolate and coffee flavors.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Porter Mouthfeel.
Overall – A nice and tasty Porter.
Bottle. Pours dark garnet red and brown with a sizable 2.5-finger brown head that fades slowly to leave a thick sheet of lacing. Aromas of roasty cocoa and molasses. Flavor is dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, espresso, and some bitter grass and mocha. A little thin, but it feels creamy. Good. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2010
bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Nose is of coffee and ash. Taste is of coffee and cola. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with carbonation noticeable. jimhilt (2620) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Deep brown color with some mahogany highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light chocolate nose. Flavor is unsweetened baked chocolate. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. Best by Jun 2010. blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a very deep ruby with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, lightly roasted, along with hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt along with coffee, chocolate and some light hops. Light roasty bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Not bad, a good Porter.
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle ( 12oz ). Shared with blankboy and garthicus. Clear ruby with a solid, lasting, creamy pancake batter beige head. Nutty mid-roasty aroma, slightly sweet, decently bitter, a nice hit of baker’s chocolate as it warms. Taste is similar, but much more herbal bitter, the chocolate really emerges, no alcohol presence to speak of but a hint of table cream. Creamy, fairly still mouthfeel, a bit milky, leaving a dry grassy slightly minerally bitter aftertaste. Not bad. garthicus (2939) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2009
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Deep dark brown/ruby with a nice thick eggshell head. Aroma: Chocolate, fudge, coffee, vanilla essence and toasty malt. Flavour: A medium body, coffee, toast, malt and chocolate, a nice roasty finish. halfonit (1392) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Deep brown cloudy color. Aroma is mostly of malts with a nice smoked scent as well. Taste has a nice malty, chocolate, smoked taste. Leaves a nice and smooth aftertaste. A pretty nice brew for Wachusett. I am also the only person to have rated this many beers from Wachusett. I’m happy to take over sole possession of first for most beers rated by this brewer. fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate & slightly roasty. Flavor is of a mild cocoa. A little different compared to many other porters I’ve tried; this one is a tad more mild, but still a good beer nonetheless. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Color is dark brown with a tinge of red. Thin half-finger of light brownish head. Some reddish light passes through around the edges.
The smell is a mild dry roasted malt. Only a light coffee (decaf?) smell and only a miniscule malt presence. Aroma comes out a bit more as it warms up, like most porters/stouts.
Bitter malt flavor, dry and roasted. Bitter coffee with a dollop of dark chocolate. Very bitter aftertaste. Good flavor, although not that strong.
Feels very dry and quite thick, although it gets much smoother as it warms. The beer overall is competent, though not incredible. It is nicely drinkable. Bitter and dry, yet also smooth. It’s a sipper, but not a harsh one.