abemorsten (3083) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Large creamy brown head and excellent lacing. Cocoa, caramel, lemon and lime on the nose. Roasted coffe adds to the aroma once in the mouth. Heavily bitter, moderately sweet and lightly acidic. Long finish. Medium bodied, dry texture.
Batch # 407.
(Bottle, courtesy of tarjei 12.12.2009)
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011
Date: November 13, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma, roasted and chocolate malt
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: big roasted malt flavor, sweet caramel brings out a chocolate character that leaves a bitter dark chocolate in its wake, lots of citrus and sweet resiny pine, light bitterness from the roast
Date: January 08, 2011
Source: the porter atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: aroma starts off with heavy roast followed by the citrus and then sweet pine rounding it out
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus hops, sweet pine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dense brown head. Roasted aroma with coffee, chocolate and citric hops. The flavour is initially sweet marked by the roasted malts, and then turns into a nice bitter, yest still roasted ending.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very black, coffee, roasted malts, herbal hops, little dark chocolate.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks Victor/vferg-pours a light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is sweet pine hops, some medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet pine/herbal hops, some medium/dark malt-peat.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours deep black with tan head, very nice looking beer. Aroma is very balanced, dark roast and some coffee, light hop. Flavor of some coffee, dark roasted grain, malty, nice light hoppiness. Mouth feel is heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from K&L Redwood City. Pours black in color with a huge brown head that strangely has two layers, a lower brown one and an upper tan one. Ridiculous retention. Aroma is roast, coffee, piney hops, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is very good, with all the characteristics of a roasty stout: roasted malt, caramel malt, coffee, and bitter chocolate, along with a blast of piney and resinous hops, maybe a little citrus too. Mouthfeel is very smooth and body is fairly full. Very nice beer overall.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours an oily opaque with a large airy dark beige head. Has a fresh grapefruity resiny hop nose supported by sweet dark caramel malt and dark chocolate. Starts with pretty good fullness and dark malty sweetness with some roasted coffee bean notes and a nice balance of citrusy flavor and bittering hops. An enjoyable and dangerously drinkable hoppy dark ale.
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention slowly recedes leaving sheets to skim surface. Dark pit fruit, chocolate and espresso aromas. Creamy yet lively chocolate upfront turning to sweet resin and grapefruit and back to chocolate in the lasting finish.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle. Classic label, alien hops Men in Black style. Thick, black pour with a half inch layer of tan froth that laces beautifully. Loved the aroma, smells like freshly cut pine, roasted grain and chocolate chip cookies. Flavor is heavily roasted with significant char taste. A little chocolate and hop resin are present behind all that roast. Bitterness abounds throughout each sip, but isn’t overblown. Mouthfeel is medium, with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Sharp, dry and bitter finish on the back of the tongue. More like a very hoppy, roasted porter than an IPA to me. Enjoyed this one, but would have liked a little less roast and a more prominent hop flavor.