CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head of a smallish size that leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty and a touch ashy with some sweeter chocolate notes and a little bit of woodiness.
The flavor is enjoyably fruity and chocolaty without taking a lot of liberty with sweetness. It’s got a nice medium level of roasty bitterness & a light piney hoppiness.
Nicely balanced porter, and one that I’m surprised is @ such high boost.
Bebum (745) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, little lace.
Medium body, good carbonation lifting the mouthfeel,
Very bitter like burnt sugar, tart,
Dark malt flavor.
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Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle at Orvars. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, light roasted, cocoa, tobacco and light chlorine. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa, leather, tobacco, light roasted and chocolate. Nice one
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate and malt. Taste is so clean and notes of chocolate and malt. This has a nice clean finish with no bitterness.
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste dark chocolate, fruit, roasted malt. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty mediocre porter. It’s nice... Just boring. Shine toasty notes throughout with hints of coffee and chocolate. That’s about it.
hawanna (3051) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle
caramel, chocolate, coffee, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
allmyvinyl (9336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of dark chocolate, nuts. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate. Light roasty bitterness at the end. Quite thin body for a 7%er too. OK.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fairly complex porter, that disguises each note until the beer warms up. Chocolate malts and brown sugar/molasses forward. Dark fruit and anise notes come out in the back end. Think of a dried fruit covered in baker’s chocolate. Thin in body yet creamy in mouthfeel - toes the line between porter and stout quite well. The 7% is not overly noticeable here.
MattOnBass (9) - Newport News, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best porters around. Great roasted, malty character with hints of dark chocolate and coffee.