DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with Matt at the house in Kaua’i, 21/08/12. Thin-lidded, ruby-edged pitch.Coke and coffee aroma. Black chocolate, espresso with little bits of dried raisin and cranberry in it. Finally bitter with burnt toast and soapy underlying hop. Decent.
zoucrew102 (728) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee and nuts. Pours black with thin light brown head with good retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavor and and a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Finishes smooth with nutty flavors to go along with the roast. Good porter for enjoying anytime.
X (45) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty straightforward porter with medium mouthfeel and a nice roasty taste. I get roasted nuts in the forefront followed by mocha and toffee. Just a trace of bitterness. Nice everyday porter.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and some olives – seems a bit infected. Bittersweetish flavor with roast, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, a light sourish note and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
jookos (3078) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottoe. Black, tan head. Roasty, dry chocolate, green hoppy, slight herby earthy, green citrus. Med bodied, nice bittered, malty roast. Finishes with chocolate, grassy herbs. Nice robust hoppy porter. Hasnt,got the super fruityness of a lot of black ipas, rather traditionally hopped porter. Pretty easy drink.
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight sweet malty aroma with light coffee notes. Perfect mouthfeel for porter, not to big like stout. Could be drinking any time if day. Crisp rissty clean finish. Very enjoyable.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a single finger tan head. Aroma is sweet. Medium mouth. Tasty is sweet and roasty. Nice hop component to this. More bitter than most porters. Lots of lace. Long bitter roasty finish and smooth creamy mouth.
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2015 Bottle. Clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma is chocolate cake and fudge with faint coffee and roast and even quieter plum / cherry esters. American aroma hop impression is pine resin and citrus and herbs. Medium body is rich and fluffy and cake-y, off-dry with moderate bitterness. Nicely savory and soft and full in the mouth. Black patent char shows up in a silky finish. Another solid beer from Ballast Point, the sweetness suits its size, malt is expressed well and the fermentation is clean.
williamherbert (1350) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dry, dusty feel feel. Dark brown reddish color with a huge head.
The aroma is hazelnut, burnt cookies, mocha, and a hint of plum.
Flavor is first plum/raisin on the front of the tongue, then a dusty hazelnut presence.
The feel is dry, as expected. This is an outstanding porter, it has a bit of a slick sweetness, but balanced with a nutty dryness.
puboflyons (2340) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. Pours jet black with a foamy mocha head that lingers. The aroma is subdued all around with a clean cocoa and roasted dark malt combo. light sweetness and light grassy and earthy hops, The body is medium to full. The taste is delightful with a sweet roasted malt beginning that leads to a crisp, slightly bitter finale. Finishes slightly dry.
leghorn99 (64) - Livorno, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Si presenta nel bocchiere di colore nero, scuro, impenetrabile; la schiuma è abbondante, cremosa e persistente. Al naso si nota subito la presenza di caffè e di malto tostasto, cioccolato fondente e liquirizia. Al palato continua l’abbondanza di malto tostato e caffè, con fini note di cioccolato e caramello, che fanno da apripista ad un finale amaro, dato dalla bella presenza del luppolo, regalando così anche ottime note erbacee. Buona la carbonazione, il corpo è medio.