KansaiBeerLvrs (1204) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6% bottle from Rakuten. A dark black pour with a beige head. a black body with a beige head, the aroma is chocolate & cocoa while the taste is roast coffee bitterness & chocolate sweetness. A tasty porter with a smooth mouthfeel. As it warms up you get some smokey bacon notes.
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/14/2013. 12 oz. bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate, bitter hops, light coffee. Medium carbonation. Not bad at all.
Bahumat (75) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: 7/10. A very sweet, chocolatey aroma of malt.
Appearance: 4/5. Pours dark brown with a thin, chocolate-brown head.
Taste: 7/10. Initial chocolate, then strong coffee, with a surprisingly intense taste of alcohol despite only 6%. The hops are stronger with this porter than most I’ve tried.
Palate: 3/5. Smooth and wet, quenching on the tongue, with a long, long bitter finish of hops.
Overall: 13/20. It’s a decent, different porter. If you’re looking for a porter with more pronounced alcohol flavor and a more intense bite of hops than normal for the style, you might enjoy this one.
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Very dark brown with red highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma: Mocha or perhaps kahula with a hint of molasses. Flavor: Burnt toast, coffee Palate: light to medium bodied with low cabonation. Overall: Very clean flavors, smooth texture and a nice roasty finish.
Westkyoto77 (392) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Bungalow. Dark brown body, fine-laced tan head. Rich malt, cherries, dash of soy sauce in the aroma. A little thin and fizzy for a porter, but flavours of dark fruit, bitter chocolate and coffe are supple and rich. Can’t fault the taste- really easy drinking and morish. Great stuff.
biirusaikou (322) - - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter chocolate, dark cherry aromas. Sweet coffee, brown sugar, mocha, pretty clean finish. Creamy porter with a well-balanced character, great dessert drink.
AirForceHops (2557) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz. glass on Draft @ When Pigs Fly. Black color with thin beige head. Nose is light hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet, medium coffee bitterness. Light sugar. Medium body, light watery texture, low carbonation. Needs a bit more body. Ok overall, decent to try. Don’t need to seek it out again.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chocolate, toasted malts, lactose and hints of fruit greet the nose. Pours a solid black with a thin none-lasting tan head and sparce lacing. The pallet is somewhat bitter. Roasted malts, chocolate, fruit. wood, and coffee grounds, with a biscuit/grain/bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a very good porter - rich in flavor and satisfaction. Will buy again.
gscratch (7) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I may be new to quality beer, but this was a treat. Home consumed draught in a howler. Poured clear dark amber brown, minimal head but lovely lacing. Hearty nose of coffee / caramel / chocolate, with a little breadyness. A little herb-iness perhaps. Strong flavour, only slight bitterness, but mouth filling creamy richness. Soft carbonation, but most certainly because this was a draft brought home. Unexpectedly, the palate was left surprisingly clean with little residual flavour.
Later, sipped while enjoying a light tiramisu cake, and I almost exploded from the experience. JOY!
jehoesefat (205) - Poway, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells yummy, caramel and chocolate. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. Tastes good, not very complex and a bit watery, sweet and chocolaty though.