Maris (1167) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 28/8/2015. Pours a deep drown with a small tan head. Has a light aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of caramel. The flavour is quite robust, with lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts and the barest hint of dark fruit. It finishes with a quite sharp hoppy bitterness. Rich and full bodied with soft carbonation. A very good porter.
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts and cherries. Taste gets more roasted, with some coffee, vanilla, before the black hops take over. Light bodied but very creamily smooth. A good porter.
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, tan head, lovely aroma of dark chocolate and cherries. Less berry character on the flavor, but still the cocoa, liquorice, and roasted malts. Softly salted, a roasted bitterness to nicely balance the sweetness, it has a medium body and a lovely silky feel. Pretty much what I expect from a porter.
nazbion (125) - Tübingen, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Nice chocolatey aroma, coffee and herbs too. Taste of toasted malts, sweet and light bitter, without a long bitter finish. Balanced, light carbonation, easy drinking. Very enjoyable.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, soft liquorice and a hint of cocoa.
Flavours include a fair bit of dry roast with further hints of cocoa and liquorice. Understated and very well-made.
Low carbonation, perfect.
hrabren (248) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from Patrick’s Irish pub, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Opaque dark brown with small tan head. Chocolate and coffee, caramel, roasty, dry. Medium body. Very roasty character. Good.
Andrus86 (203) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE. Black pour with small tan head.. Dark malty nose with a powdery chalk vibe??.. Standard dark malt with a good creamy texture.. Sourced Fire Station
BeergeekKorea (52) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Light coffee
Appearance: Thin creamy head and dark colour
Taste: Light sour, malts like chocolate
Palate: Medium light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and subtle finish like chocolate
Overall: Very dirinkable porter
OllieBBommel (1269) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle@home.
Appearance: clear dark ruby brown with fast shrinking beige head.
Aroma: dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee.
Taste: medium bitter.
Palate: smooth, lasting medium bitter body, low carbonation.
Overall: very nice.
hawthorne00 (2876) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10C. Black with a light tan head that ends up a fat coat. Aroma of licorice, mocha, roasted barley, some floaty floral notes. Smells like a bigger beer than it is. Medium light body, lowish carbonation. A real breadth of flavours here - sweet dark sugars, mocha, roasted barley (but not too much), a little deeper charred flavour, touches of fruit. Fairly but discreetly bitter at the finish. Good stuff.