tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from local Eastern European shop. Opaque dark brown, no head. Aroma is faintly roasty, faintly lactic, and a hint of the sea. Those notes are carried through on flavour, but body is a little thin.
(re-rating this as when I entered this earlier today it didn’t save my points settings so gave a false total of 0.5)
conway (1984) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cola colored with a thick fluffy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and a little marshmallow. Taste adds some roasted malt and a little lactic sweetness. Thin creamy mouthfeel. Very good.
askewbrew (22) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out to a tremendous tawny head and very dark brown color. Aroma is smoky, roasty and malty. Flavor is a lagery, steely-clean yet roasty mix with a mocha finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full and creamy. Very good porter.
Beerkenstock (72) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drink cool (10-12°C)
Eye: pours a dark brown almost black (coke-like) colour. nice carbonation.
Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, spices and licorice.
Mouth: roasted nuts and malts, dark chocolate, toffee, herbs, pepper, dark dried fruit such as plums and prunes, cranberry, raisins, red grapes, dryed and ripe banana. just a hitn of smoke.
Palate: roasted nuts and malts, dark chocolate, coffee is fading away. just a bit metallic in the end.
Overall: don’t drink this beer to cold, the taste won’t come out as it should. very complex beer with just the right amount of alcohol. really like it!
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasty, taste is bitter, chocolate.
murphious2000 (25) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good but foamy head goes away without lacing, has a thin mouthfeel, and no bitter aftertaste. A good porter to get someone interested in the style since it is very harmless and cheap.
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 2011. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee and roasted malts.
yliyliquor (3) - Kansas city, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a great buy. A very drinkable porter. Great for those hot days when you want a dark beer but need to quench your thirst.
kacyper (510) - Łęczna, POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml, bottle. Piana ładna gęsta, pozostaje do końca. Piwo czarne. Aromaty ciemnych słodów, palone, lekko kawowe. W smaku lekko kwaśne, słodowe, kawowe.
YantarCoast (448) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 500ml bottle. Deep black with small light brown head. Coffee and liquor aroma. Rich taste, goes down well despite it being 7%. A decent beer.