GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark black with a bit of tan head that dissipates quickly. Smell is lots of coffee, some chocolate, and a hint of citrus hops. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has a good amount of carbonation. Taste is slightly bitter at first with a bit of sweetness, but then gives way to a very long lasting roastiness that you can both feel and taste. Pretty good porter.
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark brown pour that started with a fair amount of tan foam. Good showing of lace. Unusual Porter. Slighter body than expected but not watery. Spicy roasted brown malts. Mild espresso. Toasted barley. Plum pudding. Black currants. Faint hints of smoke, vinyl and asphalt. Semi-dark spicy finish. More refined but less adventurous.
MiamiBarman (47) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding and very subtle aroma, the hops make it espresso instead of just coffee. Also detecting a hint of coconut and smoke but nothing in the aroma is screaming at you, it’s very gentle.
Dark brown on the color with a booming tan head that has lots of staying power and produces plenty of lacing.
Burnt caramel on the taste and bone dry.
Light-medium bodied with pinpoint carbonation.
An extremely well made beer. I do favor the English style porters a little more just because of the malt/hops balance but this is outstanding.
leghorn99 (193) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Si presenta di colore marrone scuro e di tonalità rossastra, che permette di scrutare attraverso; la schiuma è un bel vedere: cremosa, fine, si dissipa con rapidità ma lascia un dito a copertura. Come si conviene ad una Porter l’aroma presenta carattere maltato: in mostra barlumi di liquirizia, cioccolato amaro, caramello, condito da una nota di caffè appena tostato; presente anche un’aroma di luppolo leggermente erbaceo. I sapori sono in linea con l’aroma: il malto è al centro dell’attenzione, un leggero affumicato, ma sono presenti anche elementi di cioccolato e caffè. A metà strada irrompe un tocco di amaro da luppolo a spezzare il "ritmo", il finale pende più sul malto tostato e il cioccolato amaro. E’ una birra ben bilanciata, con una giusta carbonazione ed un corpo liscio.
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown to appearance with light tan head. Earthy hop, bread and grain aroma. Slight sweetness to taste. Light roasted flavor. Medium body lightly carbonated. Slightly biter aftertaste. Well balanced flavor and aftertaste. Smooth wet drink. Not overly alcohol drying.
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocoa, earthy hops, mild ashy smoke, lingering roasty/nutty dry finish. Could use a bit more weight to it.
BierMeHoos (469) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle, six pack from the local Harris Teeter. Appearance is a deep dark pour with a big tan head. Aroma is fairly subtle with malt and chocolate. Taste follows the nose, but is quite complex despite being pretty light in body; chocolate, coffee, and lightly smoked notes compliment each other. Palate is medium. Overall, a good choice, but I was expecting a bit more because of the brewer.
krumbum (794) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark rich coffee with a slight sweetness. Slight ability to see through this brown beer with a lasting layer of head. Nice smooth rich roasted flavors slight sweetness.
KeefOz (1262) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, West End, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a one-finger tan dense foam head that diminished quickly to a collar that laced OK. Aroma of dark chocolates and coffee. Taste initially sweet followed by strong roasted grain. Heavy body. Sweet caramel fading to a slight roasted bitterness on the finish.
Bacchus66 (59) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle @ home. Pours dark, dark brown, almost black with a thin beige head. Nose is all roasted coffee with flavors of espresso and dark chocolate. and a creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, love this.
Criz (295) - - NOV 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely done porter. Smokey, charred wood, bitter chocolate. Very robust porter with a complex offering. Well done.