Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. This was quite the surprise! The beautiful near black pour with dense khaki head and chestnut highlights put me in the right mood as soon as the liquid hit the glass. Unfortunately, the head is shortlived and dissipates rather quickly. And then the aroma. Simply heavenly. Sweet vanilla and caramel and roast and very reminiscent of creme brulee from Southern Tier (but not quite THAT good). And after all that, the flavor still
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black from bottle with an inch of white foam. Big notes of chocolate and molasses on the nose. Tons of malty goodness on the tongue. Finishes robust. Fantastic!
NachlamSie (2540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisiní. Pours really dark with ruby tints and a tiny head. Aroma has some soy sauce, vanilla wafers, instant coffee and Tootsie Rolls. I like the palate on this, itís slick gives this brew a different feel. Itís pretty roasty with a chewy caramel finish. Itís really well balanced and if I wanted dark beer in the summer this would be good because itís not over-the-top robust. This is a great example of the style.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown, slight head. Aroma is slightly of chocolate. Flavor is considerably more complex, chocolate with a good dose of dark fruit. Alcohol clearly present and a bit hot. Having said that, very, very easy to put this one back. Not awesome, but nice.
jkwood04 (2948) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, some nuts and toffee, and a hint of hops. Nothing really stands out in this beer, but itís not bad and doesnít seem like itís 9.4 percent. Average texture. A decent beer.
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the pint bottle. Color is dark brown. Aroma is lacking, and kind of off. Flavour is muchbetter. Overall kind of disapointing, however a phenomenal deal. The price of this Porter is worth it. So ye ah.
deyholla (5403) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of intense aromatic roasted malts with a bit of coffee and a hint of earthiness. Flavor was similar starting full of roasted malts with a bit of creamy coffee and just a tad of chocolate. Finish is a bit thin, but solid overall.
BelgianBeerGal (2874) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Non-export version. 50cl draught in Krakow. Honestly just got it because I was getting tired with pale lagers and thought the name was cool. This actually turned out really nice. I thought it was tasty and avoided being too sweet.
bnoel09 (400) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into an English pint glass. Color is jet black with a moderately thick tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with chocolate notes as well as some dried fruit and some roasted notes. Flavor matches the aroma well with a lot of chocolate, some light roastiness, and a bit of hop bitterness towards the finish. There is a slight metallic flavor present as well, but not strong enough to detract greatly from the other flavors. Medium bodied with smooth mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice porter that is priced inexpensively and does an amazing job of hiding its 9.4% ABV.
Scubatrip (592) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, pours black with a decent off-white head. Aroma is deep and rich. Chocolate syrup, caramel, espresso, french roasted coffee, sweet and thick, molasses, brown sugar, a hint of licorice, hopefully the taste is half as good as the aroma. First sip does not disappoint, though it is slightly less complex. Initially biting of chocolate and coffee, bitter, some alcohol. As it gets drunk down, it mellows somewhat and flavors of caramel, molasses, and alcohol become more dominant. Finish is lightly better and drying, but a definite syrupy sweetness. Thick but drinkable, this one has earned its rating.