manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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.
Torrefacto (575) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color negro, reflejos caoba, espuma beige. Aromas tostados, cafe y ligero lupulo afrutado. Cuerpo bajo, sabor tostado, acafetado con final amargo moderado y seco. Rica.
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, light roast, taste is fruity, roasted.
Gurthnar (1882) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma caramel, chocolatey, soft. Light herbal hops. Very dark colour. Soft malty, chocolatey taste, light English hops flavour, almost moderate bitterness. Soft slick mouthfeel.
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a thick foamy yet bubbly looking off white to white head dissipated within about less than thirty seconds. . Light lacing pervaded throughout.
The smell had a really nice sweet nutty roasty coffee to caramel to toffee to chocolate goodness.
The taste replicates the same as the smell.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style as it just enough to be sharp but not overbearing at any resort. It leaves a nice creamy and smooth trickling sweetness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, hot damn, what a really nice porter I’d quickly have again.
MikeJslc (755) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, beige head. Biscuit and cocoa malt, bittersweet chocolate, some licorice, nutty notes, a little leathery age.
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this porter from Baird. Easy to drink with a slight smokey flavor. Pours a dark brown almost black in color. Slightly hoppy an just crushable. Had at sunda
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sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: Extremely cool Japanese-style artwork on the label. Pours ultra-dark brown with a nice-sized cream-foamy head, good retention, sticky lacing, several micro bubbly streams near the base of the glass.
Nose: sweet roast coffee-chocolate malts, very enticing (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: silky smooth-crisp, mild fizzy
Mid-palate: creamy-smooth mouthfeel, (MAIN) chocolate malts, roasted coffee, mild soy sauce
Finish: just a touch of coffee sourness, soft bitter malted hops + roasted bitterness, hint of black pepper spiced malty finish.
Summary: Ultra smooth, crisp and well-balanced, this one is now one of my favourite porters. This makes me reconsider my love for imperial stouts.
Beerhunter111 (7856) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown, moderate to large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, light roast, some caramel, a touch of hop bitterness. Lighter bodied, pretty nice porter.
DrSilverworm (6572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Brown red color. Thin khaki bubbly head. Good dots and spread of lace. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Lightly slick. Good roasty aroma, dark chocolate, nice coffee. Bitter sweet taste. Drinking good right now, impressive for the age it probably has. Nice chewier texture, more bitter taste, and good big long lasting finish to the aroma. Just a hint of dark fruit, very light sweet caramel malt.