mcberko (13863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened chocolate, a lactate-y quality and slight roastiness. Flavour follows suit, with the roastiness and sweetened chocolate upfront - milky body that leaves the slightly sweetened chocolate lingering. Quite good though nothing overly special.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Very dark brown to black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter, roasty bitterness, dark chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
FatPhil (13580) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Rather nice porter roast aroma, some graininess. Lovely roasty taste, some mellow coffee aspect, pleasant huskiness. Super drinkable palate - full, but not heavy. Lovely dry bitter hops in the finish. The US is still absolutely nailing the porters. But this isn’t sweet, it’s really well attenuated, just how I like it.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE. MODERATE MALTY, LIGHT BREAD AND LICORICE AROMA. MEDIUM FROTHY, LIGHT BROWN HEAD THAT HELD TO FINISH. MODERATE SWEET FLAVOR. FINISH WAS FULL, CREAMY WITH LIGHT ASTRIGENT.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee anbd a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 (1/1/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Small tan head atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast/coffee, light vinous. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee bitterness. Smooth medium body. (8/3/7/3/14)
(Brickskeller Bells 10/03) Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is creamy, rich, coffee, chocolate, tobacco. Taste is coffee, light chocolate, light sweet. Medium body. (8/3/7/3/14)
(WCC2003) Black body with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, medium sweet, some chocolate. Taste is rich, coffee, light chocolate, medium bitter. Full body, fairly creamy. (8/4/8/4/16)
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small creamy chocolate-brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Creamy, soft mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, and lactic.
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark chocolate, cocoa and a bit of molasses. Jet black with a bubbly rich brown head. Lots of molasses, some coffee and a chocolate finish.
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Deep dark brown color. Malt, cacao, cream and chichory in the aroma. Sweet and creamy milk chocolate and grapes in the flavor. Hint of licorice. Fairly thin, but also tasty and aromatic. Liked it very much.
Scopey (12227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the new growler joint in Savannah. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is light roast, toast, rich chocolate, caramel, sugary coffee and cake. The taste is smooth, mellow roast, earth, chocolate, caramel, cocoa powder, lactose and coffee with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot if depth, but very tasty and drinkable.