Sledutah (7973) - Utah, USA - SEP 10, 2016 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color; it isn’t entirely opaque. The head is a one finger light cream shade. Not very impressive looking to start, it fades rather quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing behind.
S: This has a good chocolate presence, and it’s also backed by some roasted nuts, coffee, and cream. Nice aroma, yet nothing groundbreaking.
T: At first I notice some dry chocolate, ultimately giving way to notes of caramel, brown sugar, and even tangy fruit esters. There’s also a slight finishing mineral component.
M: Very creamy, yet at the same time, quite dry and clean. Not over-carbonated like some porters, too. Drinkability is fantastic.
O: This is a fine example of an everyday beer. It inspires simple, easy going drinkability, yet doesn’t blow away the palate (nor does it attempt to). But I could easily put down 2 or 3 of these in a sitting with no complaints - I’m even a bit sad I only bought a single, so yes, this one is indeed very good.
12oz bottle thanks to obguthr Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavor of dark malts, chocolate, metallic with a mild sour bitterness
12oz bottle, pours thick dark black, thin tan head. soft chocolate aroma, thick taste, milk chocolate, malts, some sweetness BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
A near black beer with nice tan head. Cocoa malt nose. Nice creamy palate, first some chocolate then finishes roasty. Sweetness balances roastiness. My type of porter. drfabulous (8802) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark pour. Carbonation fades. Chocolate upfront. Some roast. Medium body. Decent. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 20A American Porter
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
AROMA: Dark malt, some milk chocolate, dark fruity esters. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Opaque black proper, no highlights. Small tan head evaporates quickly. /3
FLAVOR: Mostly standard porter palette. Some dark malt; cola-like taste. Lightly sweet. Faint roasted malt. No fruit flavor. Slight metallic tang. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body. Mouthfeel is noticeably thin. Clean finish. 2/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Most likely this is an old bottle as it has all the makings of a traditional porter, just in restrained quantities. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 29/50
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.
3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention was poor though I admit that the glass went through the dishwasher (against my will).
3.75 S: Roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Lots of caramel. Sweet overall, but not overly so. Quite nice.
3.5 T: Tastes good, but not quite as good as the nose. Roasty with chocolate again, but a lot less sweet than the nose suggests. Mild hop bitterness with a touch of earthy flavor. Caramel and a hint of molasses.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess and super smooth.
3.5 D: Solid beer overall.
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DavoleBomb, Nov 28, 2014 Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
From a bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of cocoa powder and licorice with some dank notes. Slightly bitter roast finish. BeerdedDave (2001) - Beckley, USA - AUG 18, 2015
bottle from the brewery; deep, dark brown color; sweet, roasted malt aroma; sweet, roasted malt flavor with mild coffee and chocolate notes; too sweet in my opinion rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Opaque black/brown color, long-lasting 1" brown head, sheets of lace. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate, maybe a little coffee & sugar. Taste is toasted malt that adds carbonation and clear hops on the swallow. Some malt hangs around to the end, but it is mostly the hops’ show. A good basic porter, but not exceptional. Maverick34 (3389) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pour from bottle. Brownish with big sl fluffy head. Malts and toffee make it chewy. Pretty decent.