Westchesterco (668) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a tan head. The atoms is mocha. The taste is mocha and resonated bitter sweet on the palate
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Flavors of roasted nuts. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, bitter roast finish.
Valgreen (299) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Bottle @ home. Very dark brown, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dry licorice. Dry liquorice aftertaste. Dry mouth feel.
Prufrockstar (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks, J! Pours nearly black, minimal head. Roast, chocolate and coffee aroma with a little cardboard thrown in. Taste: moderate sweetness, light roast bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, texture is slick but a little thin. Overall: I’m surprised they call this a porter, but to each his own, especially when it comes to arbitrary classification boundaries.
blackhorn (1) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So after almost two years since I have tasted it on tap at Csakajósör, finally ran into a bottle of this beer at the same bar too. Pours black with a near red foam, this beer mesmerises me with heavy roasted chocolate, almond and surprisingly a hint of coconut aromas. Body is heavy as well, kinda espresso-like; it lefts you with a very dry dance of flavours derived from the roasted malts and hops. A true classic obviously, and according to the head of Csakajósör, new kegs are going to arrive soon.
Prokroustis (663) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black colour with a small brown head. Great, chocolate, licorice and caramel aroma. Full, decentlly carbonated body. Dry roasted malty flavour with dark chocolate, espresso. Delicious.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a short tan head. Aroma of rich roasted espresso, smoke, and licorice. The flavor features expected dark chocolate and espresso flavors upfront but nearly shares the stage with the anise and light floral hops that are on the finish. Medium bodied. This is a world class porter.
Chudwick (1540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black with brown head. Nose is nutty chocolate with coffee nearby. Sip intensifies the roast.
Brentv (79) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black from the bottle with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor of roasted chocolate and roasted malts and a bit of licorice, and bitter like baking chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
Vestergaard (149) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Massive dark beer with a thick brown whipped-cream-head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, but at a closer "look" you find licorice, a heavy roast, burned sugar and a slight smoke too. The taste is very chocolaty at first, but fades to more coffee and burned notes. Very powerful and delicious after the first couple of seconds. For some reason i expected a rather hoppy, light porter, but i was wrong!