Black Diamond Porter - J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beveragecaptain:
2.78/5 rDev -18.7%
J.T. Whitney's porter pours out black with no head. Weak aroma of chocolate and cardboard. Maybe a hint of hop aroma. The flavor starts off with some chocolate and vanilla flavors. I expected some bitter, roasty flavors to come in, but they never did. Instead, there's nothing but a weird cardboard flavor that I find in many of J.T. Whitney's beers. Mouthfeel is thin. The carbonation was low, nearly flat. This is a pretty disappointing beer. It lacks any bitter flavors and the off-flavors are distracting. Not something I'll try again.
04-10-2006 02:01:45 | More by beveragecaptain
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3.18/5 rDev -7%
Lovely cascading black body out of the cask. Forms a mousse-like head that never really fades.
Faint vapors of dark malts on the nose. Touches of floral hops.
Taste is dominated by a vanilla-tinged carmel sweetness. Powdery chocolate and earthy, chalky tones enter by the midway point. Somewhat woody as well. Turns mushy by the final corner, and ends with a dash of soggy floral hops.
This one could not go the distance and ended quite weakly. Pleasant tasting up front, but failed to produce any of the roasted tones I expect.
Big, fluffy body out of the cask, but the lack of any malt heft becomes appearant. Relatively thin.
Worthwhile when on cask, otherwise, I imagine this would be totally forgettable.
11-07-2002 15:49:28 | More by cokes
3.85/5 rDev +12.6%
J.T.Whitney's Black Diamond Stout delivers a black body beneath a creamy tan cap that lasts pretty well and leaves some good lacing about the glass. The nose offers generic dark malts with a dull roastiness and some chocolate. Hints of floral and grassy hops appear here and there in the background. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation. The flavor is mainly malt with chocolatey notes and a roasty edge over a caramel underbelly. It's ashy, more than charred. Very little hop flavor works its way through. It's OK, but muddled. Or should I say murky. Kind of like an Irish stout in many ways (I'm thinking Murphy's or Beamish, not Guinness). Hmmm.... It finishes dry and roasty. Drinkable. Not a head-turned, but accessible and serviceable.
01-22-2007 05:04:06 | More by NeroFiddled
3.88/5 rDev +13.5%
Very pretty, dark brew with a firm, retentive head and good lacing.
Sweet malt aroma with a hint of coffee. Very nice, firm malt taste with a slight floral hint only no follow-through. Pretty weak flavored for a porter, actually. The body was dissapointingly thin, too, though it might have been due in part to the fact that this beer was served so damn cold. Went down smooth.
07-31-2004 20:20:34 | More by mynie
Black Diamond Porter from J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery
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