Filed under: Porter (English pint, stem glass)
Translucent deep reddish brown under an off white head, acetic, sour body with a smooth mouthfeel. Delicious. On tap at issac newtons, newtown, pa.
Filed under: Bells, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: brown, chocolate, dark, deep, heavy malt, high craft, high quality, I'd have it again, light hops, Malty, medium strength, nice, okay value, opaque, roasted finish, roasty, smooth texture, tan head, tasteful, thick lace.
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.6% in 12fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Bound Beverages, Bensalem, PA for $3.33
Aroma: nice, chocolate, malty, dark, roasty. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: tasteful, brown, opaque, tan head, thick lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: heavy malt, light hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, roasted finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: deep, malty, I’d have it again, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: Jim Dundee, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: a touch of smoke, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, corn, dark, doughy, enjoyable, good, herbaceous, moldy, nuts, nutty, okay, raisin, resinous, roast, tan, translucent, very dry
J.W. Dundee’s Porter
Volume: 12 oz
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s as a part of a sampler
Price per fl oz: $11 / 144 fl oz = $.07 per fl oz
Consumed on/at: home on March 18th, 2008
sensory first impression: My first ever porter, I’m sure, and not likely the best exemplar. It’s thick enough to be dark, but still translucent. Very chocolaty, quite nutty, and not at all unenjoyable, but not nearly to the degree of Rogue or Brooklyn’s stouts. Okay lace – tan head, but not frothy or deep. Good aroma. Okay color – a bit alcoholic.
Malt flavor is: chocolate, coffee, nuts, and roast.
Hop flavor is: resinous, and herbaceous
Yeast flavor is: doughy, moldy, and very dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, corn, raisin, a touch of smoke
Color is: dark reddish brown, thick but not inpenetrable
Liquid is: dark and translucent at 90%
Head and lace are: thin, tan
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium to heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light
Sour level is: very light
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium to full
Texture is: creamy, thick, papery
Carbonation is: flat
Finish is: long and not bad at all.
Overall experience: A fairly dark beer with a nice nutty chocolaty taste. For the price, it’s fantastic, but for the type, it’s lacking. Spending $ on a 12 pack sampler, vs a 6 pack of chocolate stouts at 10% is like to result in different outcomes. This is likely the best of the sampler though.
Filed under: Porter (English pint, stem glass), Yuengling | Tags: average, just okay, not great, poor
Not nearly as abysmal as their other offerings, but not great either – I think that the taste here leads to the idea that their porter would probably be rather nice, considering the price, but this mix of lager and porter only hints at what that might taste like. Rather like a weak brown ale, this is just okay.
Aroma is okay, taste is about average, palate is poor, visuals are average. Overall, it makes me want something else.
Filed under: Anchor, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: armpit, black and oily, corn, feet, flat soda, funk, leather, licorice, little hops, opaque, persistent tan head, quick flat finish, smooth, tea, thick lace., well crafted brown style
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.6% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.50
Aroma: leather, funk, armpit. feet. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: opaque, black and oily, persistent tan head, thick lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: leather, tea, licorice, corn, little hops, well crafted brown style. 8 out of 10.
Palate: flat soda, smooth, quick flat finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: Like delicious but flat root beer. I would not seek it out a second time, but this is not my favorite style. It seems of a high craft. 15 out of 20.
Filed under: Captain Lawrence, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: age, beautifully crafted, bitter, black, burnt, cherry, electric, extraordinary, fully opaque, grapes, long, mercury, oak, overwhelming, pine, pungent, sauerkraut, sour, strong, strong lacing, surf, thin wispy tan head, wet, wine
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.4% in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 340C
Purchased at: OakTree Buy Rite in South Plainsfield, NJ for $14.99 (special thanks to Jay for this back store grab.)
Aroma: wine, oak, age, extraordinary, overwhelming, pungent. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: fully opaque, black, thin wispy tan head, strong lacing. 5 out of 5.
Taste: grapes, oak, electric, sauerkraut, wet, burnt, pine, cherry, beautifully crafted. 9 out of 10.
Palate: surf, mercury, long, strong, bitter, sour. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Reminds me of the smell of a house burning. I wouldn’t seek it out again – smoked is not my favorite style, though I’m glad I had a chance to sample it. It’s extremely well crafted, and in my palate, it’s extremely close to wine. 17 out of 20.
Filed under: Porter (English pint, stem glass), Rogue | Tags: blood, cocoa, coffee, creamy, dust, faint, light, musk, red, root beer, ruby
RateBeer rating: 90
Calories: estimated at 150C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Glass: stem, pint, shaker
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington (thanks, Mike!)
Consumed at: home
rivers red with blood
a faint musk coffee dust ball
quick creamy finish
cocoa root beer for adults
a light touch for bold brewers
aroma 7 out of 10
visuals 5 out of 5
taste 8 out of 10
palate 4 out of 5
overall 16 out of 20
Filed under: 0lfabrikken, Porter (English pint, stem glass) | Tags: best ever, bitter, burning, chocolate, citrus, coffee, dark, delicious, earth, favorite, incredible, nuts, opaque, quiet, raisin, resin, roast, sharp, spicy, strong, sweet, tar, wondeful finish
Purchased at: Canal’s discount Liquor Mart, Burlington, NJ
Size: 22.3fl oz
ABV: 7.5 %
Estimated Calories: 400 C
Aural: quiet opening, quiet carbonation, uneventful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Intensity: amazingly strong
Malt Aroma: chocolate roast coffee
Hops Aroma: earth tar resin
Other Aroma: prunes
Notes: Amazingly deep and burning aroma – one of the best ever.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: fully opaque
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: An amazing deeply present appearance.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: caramel toffee chocolate roast coffee
Hops Flavor: earth resin citrus
Other: cocoa, chocolate liquor, hops, bitterness.
Notes: This is easily one of my favorite beer flavors of all time.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: sharp drying warming
Notes: the coffee, raisin, and other dark notes are very present in the wonderful finish.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: The dark notes are most enticing. Absolutely one of my favorite beers.
Filed under: Porter (English pint, stem glass), Sierra Nevada | Tags: affordable, dark, nutty, okay, toasty
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ.
Price: $ 2.75
Size: 12 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 150 C
RateBeer Rating: 90
Aroma 6 out of 10
Malt Flavor: Bread Sweet Nut Caramel Coffee
Hops Flavor: Floral Herbal Spice
Notes: Not a deep flavor, but not bad at all.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Notes: Very good appearance for such a widely available beer.
Flavor 8 out of 10
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Caramel Coffee
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal
Notes: Flavor here has some depth, but not a lot.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: Creamy Warming
Length: Medium Long
Notes: A very nice aftertaste, though not long lasting.
General Impression: 16 out of 20
Personal Taste: Okay
Notes: Many stouts are far more enjoyable, but are usually much more expensive. A very affordable nice brew.