sawbuck (778) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Hint of roasty caramel/molasses on the nose. Redish ebony on the pour with a head that leaves quicklly. Roasty sweet malt first. Smooth. Finishes sweet and dry. Slick mouth feel. Average. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
It had a very dark brown almost black colored body that is nearly opaque. It formed a thin, light tan head with excellent retention and very good lacing. The aroma is full of dark roasted malts with a smoky character and hints of burnt coffee and a touch of hops. the roasted malt has a slight sweetness that mostly covered up by the roasted smoky/burnt notes. There is a nice bitterness from the hops that comes out more towards the finish, which is dry and slowly fades off the tongue. The body is about medium with a smooth texture and carbonation is about average.
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transferred from 3-9-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The brew was served a very dark brown color which when held up to the lights show hints of red. The head that is present upon serving is tan and quite light in nature. The head fades fast leaving a thin film on the brew with some light lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is exceedingly light. There is however the slightest amount of roasted coffee and chocolate combined with a tiny bit of sweetness.
Taste – The taste is rather roasted malt in nature with hints of coffee, cocoa, and some nuttiness. There is a very subtle sweeter chocolate that is present in the beginning but fades as the taste advances to leave a rather dry finishing porter.
Mouthfeel – The body is on the moderate side with a lower level of carbonation. It is actually much creamier then I would have originally expected for the abv. and fits the porter style quite nicely.
Overall- While not the most flavorful and robust porter out there, for the price you pay this is one fantastic brew. It’s easy to drink and has some rather nice characteristics. A very good session beer.
aracauna (3707) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
Really not bad. Its a little thin and a little like a standard lager with a little chocolate malt thrown in, but I don’t mind drinking it. It’s kind of like a summer porter. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
Rated on 3-30-2011 (Bottle purchased at Total Wine & More-Ft. Myers, FL) When poured, the head is small, very fizzy and tan. The body is opaque black and my glass has one ring of lacing. The aroma is roasty, burnt malt. The taste is roasted coffee, chocolate and malt. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer lacks character and flavor. The flavor is semi-light for the style and overall falls short for the style.
GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Just catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 14 May 2011. stoutgap (64) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle into a glass at home,poured a dark brown color with a average light brown head that faded quickly.A very light roast in the nose.Medium thin body with average carbonation.Kept waiting for the flavor but it never got around to showing up. Reminded me of the days of drinking yellow beer. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy of BoostIPA. Thanks boost! Pours a dark brown, clear appearance with a brown head. Toffee, caramelized sugar, a touch fruity, earthy, chocolate aroma. A bit skunky, burnt sugar, chocolate, slightly bitter flavor. Not horrendous but definitely not a good porter. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Black body, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Chocolate, light roast, sweet grainy cereals. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, gentle sweetness in the finish. Dacrza (1069) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
DATE TASTED: December 19, 2013... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint...OCCASION: prep for The Desolation of Smaug with a review of another old favorite... APPEARANCE: as expected dark black with a dragon’s red eye when held to the light; head is two-fingered at the start; brown slush settles quickly; zero lacing.. AROMA: caramel, chocolate, and vanilla with some peaty notes--a rugged and ready mix of winter scents... PALATE: slick, medium-bodied; drinkable and soda-esque...TASTE: sugary slightly chocolaty and smoky, with some lactic presence too--a balanced, pleasant experience...OVERALL: like The Hobbit\, this beer doesn’t disappoint, despite repeated viewings--er, tastings--and though the critic in me knows bigger, bolder, more unique porters exist, I find Yuengling’s version more sessionable, less demanding and in line with the spirit of the genre--fortified ale for the working man...