Ron (2509) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. . Poured black with a small tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma was some roasted and toasted malts. Flavor was of roasted malts chocolate and a tiny bit of vanilla. Thin body. Too easy to drink quickly. no reason to take my time.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate malts on the nose. Pours black with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, the body is a bit thin but over all its pretty good. Cool story of how they got started too.
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Wow that is a bit of smoke and burnt sugar in the nose. Chocolate and caramel provide support in the aroma with hints of earth as well. The flavor is a bit less remarkable than the aroma. Mild caramel and chocolate notes with hints of smoke and earth. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery somewhat oily mouthfeel. Not a bad porter if not a bit on the smoky burnt end of the style. I would have loved a bit more body, and some creaminess in the mouthfeel.
finol (2148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sue Ellen.
Pours clear brown.
Aroma of coffee.
Sweet maltyness with some coke and chocolate. Smooth and thin.
Bierkrug (2133) - - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml Bottle picked up at Sam’s Beverage Shop in Beirut. Pours a dark thick brown almost black color with a fast to go brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, nuts and sweet wood. Taste is very complex and mellow but much like the aroma. Palate is smooth and leaves you wanting more. One of the best beers in the Middle East.
Davros (1924) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, oatmeal, lightly burnt bread. Quite moreish.
More light roast as a flavour but with little to support it. Some toasty malt again.
Carbonation could be a little higher.
baraciisch (1822) - USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color... Malty toasty aroma... On par with many of the porters in the states, roasted malt and caramel character, definitely enjoyable..
chinchill (1811) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Undated 330ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark brown color has a nice reddish tone and is topped by a moderate tan head. The head quickly to reduces to a lasting ring. Surprisingly clear hop note in the nose, along with the expected dark roasted malts. Suggestions of old coffee, toasted bread and nuts in the aroma. Both the nose and the initial taste suggest a significant sourness that never materializes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Hints of caramel, raisins, dark toasted bread and coffee, with a clearer coffee note in the mildly bitter aftertaste.
The body is a medium-full with a light-moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel.
Overall, a decent and enjoyable porter, although the particular combination of English hops and malts was not ideal.
milewide (1501) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Metallic aroma and taste. Dark brown, but thin. Very modest roasted malt contribution.
DCLawyer (1426) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Deep brown with medium tan head. A: thin, with roasted malt, brown sugar, cocoa, burnt coffee. T: watery chocolate and coffee. Too watery.