cblado (228) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep, dark mahogany color. Nice tan head, too. Aroma was malted barley, some coffee notes. Flavor was robust, with rich chocolate and roasty coffee notes coming through. Palate was excellent, a thickness that didn’t get in the way but carried the flavors nicely. I plan on getting some more of this.
androman (156) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
35.5cl bottle @ home. Black color, minimal brown head. Aroma fine dark chocolate and coffee, roasty, malty, slightly fruity. Taste light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, fine roasty bitter finish. Good balance, simple still nearly perfect.
dls13dls (1) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first craft beer. I normally go for shiner and I liked this one. Nice head and mahogany look.
TizzleJizzle (491) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a mahaugany-brown with a khaki top and great head retention. Taste of dark chocolate, malty goodness, slight bitter hop finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.
BOSSbrewer (1250) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had with the bjcp class group. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is bready and malty. Slight chocolate. Flavor is pronounced chocolate and some burnt roastiness. Lighter bodied. Finishes dry.
Satyroneto (53) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor negra com espuma amarela de média formação e baixa persistência; sem lacing;
Aroma de café e chocolate amargo
Paladar de inicio de cafe e ameixa com final amargo bem equilibrado, final sedoso;
O retrogosto é nais tatil, deixa a boca aveludada.
OBS: boa harmonização com chocolate guylian.
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Senka (305) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.356 cl bottle. Pours dark brown, with brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, liquorice. Beautiful porter. Medium to full bodied. Complex, hoppy and refreshing. This is porter is a standard for me. A perfect combination of texture, taste, aroma and looks.
sjohnny (337) - - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Earthy, roasty, slightly sweetish. Dark almost black with a thick, creamy, foamy long lasting head that leaves tons of lacing clinging all the way up the glass. A little lighter bodied than it looks. Very well balanced. Roasted malt. Toasted bread. A hint of hops to give a crisp finish. A classic porter. Nice.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color. A shit ton of head is formed - it’s three fingers high, and light tan in shade. It’s also pretty long lasting, with a rocky texture and some great lacing left behind.
S: There’s actually a lot going on here. The very first thing I notice is some plummy dark fruits and some chocolate. Backing that is a healthy yet subtle hop note. And there’s also a decent amount of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. It’s not the biggest nose ever, but who cares? It’s contemplative and inviting nonetheless.
T: The very first sip is chocolaty. The second sip is fruitier in tone yet with a hoppy finish. The third sip sees the hops mingle with the subtle roast to create a great coffee flavor. Some licorice flavors also appear. It’s not suffocatingly complex; rather all the flavors are quite defined and readily noticeable...making its delicate balance all the more impressive.
M: Drinkability is the key here: it’s light in body and dry on the back end, with only a touch of lingering sweetness. Carbonation is actually pretty low, allowing said sweetness to appear.
O: This is probably the best robust (hoppy) porter I’ve had. Everything’s in good balance, yet the flavors stand out quite well. I could see this becoming a go-to porter.
mvciek (51) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle. Deep black colour, with thick, creamy beige head. Notes note of deep toasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Creamy and smooth with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Full body, but highly drinkable.
CanCrusher (496) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,355L. Black as night, with big thick, light brown head. Aroma is suprisingly light: roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. And maybe some tiny smoke note. Taste starts moderate bitter with dark chocolate and smoke. Finish is heavy bitter, with smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied beer with oily texture, but lack of aroma to be perfect.