BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured deep brown-to-black with a 1-finger mocha-colored head. Nutty aroma, with a touch of roastiness. Medium body, a touch oily. Flavor is roasty with a nutty note beneath. Solid, not outstanding.
radio_nowhere (678) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle bought in Virginia. Poured into goblet, dark brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is sweet chocolate, light coffee, balanced light hop bitterness and some ashiness. Dry finish. Somewhat light yet creamy palate. Pretty solid porter.
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the DoG pub, Williamsburg. Near black with a tight, off-white head. Roasted malts, some dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruit before a dryish finish. Good.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Dark naroon color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is burnt coffee and sweet caramel.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with little head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was chocolate and dark roasted malts. The flavor was pretty typical English porter with roasted malt flavors and a bitter finish.
jhp40219 (236) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a dark black with a small light tan head that fades very quickly into basically nothing. Aroma and taste is coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and black liquorice. But aroma is rather faint, and taste is watered down and not very strong at all. Palate is light with a thin texture and average carbonation with a decent, long finish of coffee and chocolate that lingers. Overall this is alright, but nothing special.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. Smells and tastes of chocolate. Some nice roasted flavors. Good beer
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ashy chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet dark chocolate malt flavor followed by ashy/lightly bitter finish. Tasty beer.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a tan head that only shows up with an aggressive pour. Nose of molasses and dark bread. An array of flavors including chocolate, leather, smoke, and toast. Excellent.
Cybercat (2911) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, smoky aroma has an overtone of cocoa and hints of licorice and miso. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick tan head that is not overly persistent but leaves some generous lacing. Flavor has a core of roast malt and subtle notes of caramel, molasses and licorice. Texture is a bit on the thin side and not overly fizzy. If not outstanding, still a decent porter.