mkel07 (3295) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 100814. Deep black colour with a moderate aroma and burnt bitter aftertaste. Pretty good.
stoutnick (490) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Aroma is a little hidden, but some dark malt comes through. Taste is very sessional - classic porter. Overall, nothing inspiring here, non terribly wrong. Just an average porter.
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from alesela
hazy dark ebony with fluffy tan crema. Fresh pine, simcoe orange peel and high cocoa chocolate. Full bodied, low carbonation, bitter orange peel, lupulin bitterness, toasty barley, coffee, fresh hops, savoury. Excellent hoppy porter/ roasty BIPA.
chrisv10 (10868) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, caramel, medium sweet and medium bitter.
jercraigs (7691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-07-10. 2014-07-10. Black body nice frothy tan head. 3++ Aroma is pleasant, lightly herbal not quite licorice like character. Flavour is interesting, moderately bitter throughout, dusty dry dark malt undertones. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3+ Solid but not entirely to my own taste. Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival
ComradeK (1005) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a moderate beige head, which lasts fairly well and leaves good lacing. Roasty malt, mocha, milk chocolate and faint berry notes make up the aroma. Mild spice hops up front give way to smooth milk chocolate and black coffee in the mid-palate. Roasty malt in the finish leaves a nicely bitter aftertaste. A very enjoyable porter.
Jado (507) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a deep, virtually opaque, dark brown with a frothy tan head that lasts pretty well and leaves good lacing. Aromas of raisins, cocoa powder, black coffee, tobacco and a very light smoky note. The taste is rich fruit at first, giving way to a robust roasted coffee bitterness that lasts pretty much all the way through. Fruit, spice and a little smoke at the end. Full bodied with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Pretty great.
kermis (4910) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of light roast and dark chocolate. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle shared @THT May courtesy of and shared with Sic1314.
Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A decent porter
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small tan ring. Aroma of musty chocolate, dark fruit and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, dry finish.