phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, with a small tan head. Aroma is not overpowering. Taste is smoky, a lot of flavor for a porter. It leans more to the smoky than the creamy, thicker than it appears. A very good porter.
spacecube (974) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, lovely thick body on this withlots of roasty, chocolate malt, with a bit of smoke and some piney hop. Finish is short and dry, bitter. Love the full body on this very rich in the mouth with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Lovely stuff.
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6388-20140627] Cask. Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Black body with medium-lasting bubbly brown head. Roasted barrel wood malt flavour. Full body. Very tasty. (7/3/8-/4/16) 3.8
(Glasgow Real Ale Festival 2014 @ The Briggait, Glasgow, Scotland)
allmyvinyl (4253) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours jet black, no head. Whisper of carbonation. Big tar and liquorice aromas, burnt fruit. Taste is rich, sweet, oily. Needs a little zest to lift it, bit cloying. Nice enough.
McWorta (662) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour with a medium light cream tan head with good lacings. Aromas of dark bitter chocolate dominate on the nose but also toasted malt notes and coffee aromas develop with a very restrained light fruit-hoppyness (retronasal). Softly carbonated with a light slick-creamy texture this beer is offering a light sweetness with a harmonic roasted chocolate malt bitterness in a medium body. The finish is chocolatey and well lasting. Good porter!
dnicolaescu (947) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ.
Bold chocolate aroma, some vanilla and cocoa flavoured desert. The flavour is more roasted with strong hop bitterness. Excellent.
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber/brown with small tan head. Aroma is dark malts, dark chocolate, roasty and some raisins. Taste is dark chocolate, that fades out in a really dry coffee roastiness and too some bitter from the hops. Relatively light body. All the way through its loaded with liquorice. Chocolate stays in the mouth for a long time.
eduardovl (969) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle served in an English pint.
A: Pours a deep black color forming a big and very bubbled brown head. Medium to low retention forming some lingering thin lacings in the glass.
S: Strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Strong notes of wood and earth. Sweet and biscuity nose. Reminds an Oreo biscuit. Grassy hops.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again, strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. In overall, a dry and bitter taste. Notes of leather, wood and earth. Bitter end. Grassy hops profile. Great!
M:Medium body. Low carbonation. Bitter roasted aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. J.U.S.T excellent Porter!
Zoomusic (7) - HUNGARY - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. It is a good porter. I dig it. Nice brown medium head, roasted beans, chocolate, nuts, long aftertaste.
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Drankenhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Medium carbonation. Very well balanced. Roasted malts, coffee, ashes with light sweet hints. Easy drinkable. Very good!
EyeAmBaldman (317) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours the color of ink with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of alcohol. Taste is hoppy like a black IPA. Finally a decent beer from Dark Horse.