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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
78 80 76 2 13 6

 
Review by tavernjef on 09/30/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2010
Dark brown with a slight umber tone at the edges. Thin capping of light sandy colored smooth foam. Keeps a slim collar throughout and the lacing is minimal in a few spots.

Aroma is dark and rich with a somewhat burnt brown sugar and molasses tang with a dark vanilla sweetness.

Taste is good, perhaps a bit overly sweetened in the front at first, but begins to draw out some as it sits. Flavors are dark and favorably rich and lasting with a doughy, milky center surrounded by its dark vanilla skin. Rounds off nicely into the finish with a milk chcolate tone and a resurrected tang of vanilla and molaases like sweetness with just a very slight note of burnt dryness.

Feel is milky smooth and soft on the palate as it quenches favorably well in a medium statured body. Clean, fresh, and well rounded feel and flavors throughout its stay with just the right amount of bearable sweetness and vanilla. Although this did seem a bit overbearing at first few sips but it tended to mellow off some and was no longer bothersome as it grews on me. The little chocolate push in the finish really helped. Although, as well to mention here, this might not be for everone who thinks of a porter and try this stuff. My take is that its a solid, drinkable little porter thats worth trying out.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 12/17/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 3 8 0
Color is dark dark reddish. Good for a porter. Smell is slight, with a hint of roasted malts. Very slight vanilla smell, as expected. Taste is decent, but a little harsh actually. The roasted smell doesn't come through as much as I figured, or would like. The vanilla taste is almost nonexistent too. Feel is a little thin for the style.

Overall, a pretty good porter, but some others are far better. The vanilla is there, but nothing special. A decent everyday beer if you need it to have on hand. But for something special, look elsewhere.

Served In: Pint Glass

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