Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate cordial, coffee, and roasty malts. Thin mouthfeel makes the chocolate and roastiness feel tinny. Decent hop bitterness with a roasted malt/bready, dry finish.
Ragnampiza (666) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark opaque brown, impossible to see through, with a big, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Great lacings. Standard Porter/Stout aroma: toasted and roasted malts, light graininess, coffee powder, a mild chocolate presence. Rooty and licorice forward in the background, togheter with a blueberry reminiscence. Quite fruity in the mouth as well, with a very subtle sourness which goes well with the astringent and slightly bitter coffee taste. Extremely smooth and velvety, great mouthfeel and consequently superb drinkability. Clean and lingering earthy aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Very nice!
Cousin_Larry (500) - - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kurofune (means "Black Ships") was the word the Japanese used to describe the American gunboats that came to open Japan to western trade. Kurofone Porter is sleek and forceful, but leaves a winning bittersweet taste of chocolate and coffee on the tongue. "Do not resist the superior might; cunningly acquiesce, and embrace." Kampai!
melush (1207) - SPAIN - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Malt, chocolate, milky, sweet / Malta, chocolate, leche, dulce.
thomat (2349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ SteamPunk Bar. Dark brown with a medium brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet after taste.
Svesse (6843) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 15 May 2015) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of citrus. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, dark bread, dark fruit and a certain coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Solid and very well balanced porter. Very nice.
Kauge (601) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. Packaged 06/17/14. Pours brown with a moderate light beige coloured head. The aroma seems at first not present. Then after it’s warmed some, I get a pretty off-putting milky tone supplemented by faint roasted malts, chocolate and sourness reminiscent of cold coffee and ’raw’ black bread (yeasty? doughy?). Tastes roasty and sour, milky, chocolaty, kinda piquant and quite bitter. Quite nice and smooth on the palate, with very mellow carbonation and a nice tight body. Overall... nearly a disappointment though.
waiake (365) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at Lucky Buddha Restaurant Ak City very nice as expected dark lacy & creamy tasted more dry chocolate than coffee but not too sweet with a fine bitter finish
RafeAU (326) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 330 ml in osaka. thin body black mild bitterness and hint of roast, little chocolate flavour. decent.
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Notes of dark chocolate, some sweeter notes as in cocoa powder, later on some smokey vibes as well in aroma. Roasted coffee and notes of milk chocolate in taste. Dry and slightly bitter finish.
Marduk (3607) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Koht). Very dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Chocolate, malts, roast, bit of dirty cloth in aroma. Not much aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, milky taste. Smooth mothfeel. Soft carbonation. Long lasting chocolate malts in aftertaste. I think too much yeast was poured to glass and it makes beer bit duller than it should (only meself to blame). But still nice.