b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good for the style; a semi-translucent dark mahogany with bubbly off-white lacing. Smells of dark malt and roast. Tastes like it smells with some chocolate as well. Decent on the palate. Thin, but alright.
chinchill (1957) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
360ml bottle imported March 2012. Poured with a creamy tan head that had very good retention and lacing. Very dark brown but clear body.
Aroma: lightly sweet, with hints of chocolate, raisins and coffee.
Flavor: rich and complex with great balance and a lasting dark-roasted grain aftertaste. Somewhat similar to a Scottish stout including a hint of smoke.
Feel: Medium body is near creamy smooth even with lively medium carbonation.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore
The color is dark brown, cloudy, with generous beige head. The aroma is chocolatey (like a chocolate bar for cooking). Lean and dry mouthfeel; the roasted malt and chocolate flavor are in balance, although there is as usual a light yeast and dust touch in the end; correct bitterness.
More a Brown Ale, quite good though.
Maverick34 (2312) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Dark black. Not much head. Burnt coffee and some vinegar mostly. Bitter chocolate also. Not great.
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster
Toasted malt, coconut, barley, chocolate
Deep reddish brown
Chocolate, toasted malt, roasted tea
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Roast malts and dark chocolate. Jet black with a small beige head. Lots of grains and roasted malts with a bit of coffee. Very basic porter without too much complexity.
Masterkush7 (554) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color brown with medium creamy head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, maybe coffee. Taste sweet, roasted, chocolate.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2164) - 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 (2340) - 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 (122) - 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.