Reimer96 (832) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a red tinge and has a brown ring around the glass. Has a sweet rich malt Aroma consisting of cocoa, black licorice, sweet dark fruit esthers, molasses & nuts. Taste is sweet roasted malts consisting of dri d fruits, molasses & dark chocolate up front with a coffee and roast malt bitterness on the finish. Very well balanced beer thatís big in body and has a very smooth booziness. Excellent Baltic porter.
Imaena (1628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Sugarloaf ME. This is a well crafted porter with lots of roasted malts and layers of aroma and bittering hops. If there was a rating dimension for perceived value for money this beer would tank as its a pricy import without a unique selling point - other than "I wonder what porters taste like in Japan?". I would grab a stone smoked porter or a Fullers and save some money.
andrewturba (724) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice black colour with a small tan ring around the Glass. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavors consist of coffee, dark/roasted malts, chocolate, light bitterness and a dry finish. Not a ton of flavors but theyíre so well balanced.
JohnRMurdoch (2684) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ BrewDog Glasgow. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Coffee chocolate malt aroma. Fruity coffee flavour flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Ok but not really my thing.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nearly black....thick tan head.
Scent is cola, chocolate.
Taste is coffee, chocolate, cola...
Malty and creamy.
Sweet, well balanced, smooth....
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark mahogany with a thin caramel head. Mild coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is stronger with a nice amount of bitterness.
Cantabrian (668) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma that hits my nose is that lovely filling of Nuernberger Lebkuchen - praticularly the Elisen type, whichever fruit that marmalade is made of. Dark walnut brown with a nice off-white head that breaks away into larger bubbles leaving a flat skeleton. Flavours of classical porters, with chocolates, coffee and roasted malts. Coffee a bit too much. That fruity tone - the Lebkuchen filling - is still there. Bitter finish on a medium-bodied beer. Hard to beat it.
Pdubyah (180) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I find though that for all I thought that this was bit thin, a bit of "oh here comes the chocolate" taste, and that made it less of a thing.
mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3.50): Pours a dark brown with a greyish brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee and chocolate. Body is smooth and creamy. Taste is mostly coffee. Somewhat sweet. A good porter, although not one that is very memorable.
POLK (1920) - HÝrning, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
180712: Lovely creamy and soft black / brown porter. long roasted aftertaste.