stouby (3424) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Highland House.
Dark brown with a light beige head, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted, light burnt, licorice, coffee) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light body. Very fine.
Cuso (3365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits syrup. Dry, roasty, coffee bitter finish. Tasty. Went well with fruit cake.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from the Morag hostel bar in St. Augustus - Pours dark brown with minimal head. It smells of dark roast malt and coffee. The taste is similar along with a little chocolate. It’s medium bodied and quite decent.
ClubGonzo (3197) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep ruby-hued near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is a huge dose of filter coffee and some dark chocolate and cocoa in the back. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, grains and hints of licorice in the back. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Pretty run-of-the-mill low-strength porter.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cloisters.Pours a very dark brown colour with a reddish tinge. Thick, light tan head. Aroma of coffee and caramel with light chocolate. Similar flavours and a creamy, malty mouth-feel. Not bad.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 (Botte) Pours hazy dark brown. Sour and malty aroma with some crispbread and metal. Sour flavour with metal and some malt. Hints of coffee and chocolate.
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells mild, darkmalty, roasty. The taste is a bit roasty, less hoppy, sweet-malty, darkmalty. Nice and easy drinkable Porter. 12/11/12/11/11/11
Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Ruby red glowing dark brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Dark malty aroma, hints of chocolate, a touch of salt, cautiously herbal-spicy. Taste is minimally salty, dry, dark malty; light, monotonous, slightly watery.
JohnRMurdoch (2684) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottles from Appellation Wines & the brewery. Sour, grassy coffee malt aroma. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Smooth chocolate coffee malt flavour. Bitter sweet coffee aftertaste. Not a great porter.
JanLaursen (2487) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Red quireel, Edinburgh. Very dark brown one with a frothy, but quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet roasted malt, light smokey notes plus a bit of tar. Taste is sweet roast with licorice-notes and a malty bitter finish. Medium-bodied, liggt oily texture, low in carbonation. Impressively flavorful for the abv.