jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with mocha white head. Nose of licorice, roast malt, chocolate, anise and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, roasted chocolate malt, coffee and licorice.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla and tobacco. Flavor of roasted malt, tobacco and toffee.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with lasting head. Nose of bitter chocolate and coffee. Cocoa in the taste, some burnt notes, medium body and easy enough to drink.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with billowy tan coloured head. Good looking beer. Aroma are somewhat subdued given the still. Some sweet roasted malt and little dark chocolate. Flavours are the same. Very sweet initially with heaps of malt and chocolate. Bitter finish thanks to the roasted malt. Slightly acidic on the finish. Medium to low mouthfeel. Have had better.
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
360mL bottle, pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma roasted malt, light cocoa and light coffee. Flavour is quite bitter, with bitter chocolate and coffee upfront and the roasted, smoky malts kicking in later. Leaves something to be desired.
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black,lasting beige head.Light roasty nose and profile.Fruity overtones.Lacking something. Strange bitterness and far too pricey
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at HashigoZake. Roasty, raisn, rum, toast and ash on nose. Quite intense aroma - barley wineish matured pleasant one. It’s almost cocoa. Bitter chocolate thick flavour.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
360ml bottle from 16th St.Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Good lacing on this one. Aroma is both smoky and bitter with hints of coffee and a thin whisp of perfume I can’t quite identify. Taste is thick with coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, a touch smoky. More akin to a stout than a porter. The finish is lingering and slightly boozy. Overall this is very good if slightly big for the style.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from K and B. Pours an opaque deep brown with a nice sea foam like beige head, great lacing. nose starts with cocoa dust followed by vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor holds bittersweet chocolate with a roasty finish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Wine World. A deep red beer with a brown head. Scent is sweet/roasted malts. Taste is light for a porter, its roasty but not deep.