574deadzone (1037) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, listed 7% ABV. Pours a deep dark brown to black. A vigorous swirl of the glass produces a finger or so of a tight-bubbled mocha head that settles slowly to a ring. Nose involves a large amount of dark chocolate with some brown sugar, toasted malt notes, and touches of dark fruit. Taste is nice and sweet with some balancing bitterness, but not a whole lot. Fuller bodied, creamy, softer carb, with a nice chocolaty finish. Good solid porter, nice flavor and aromatics, with hearty body and strength. Another awesome dark beer from Dark Horse.
cards04 (1758) - 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. Itís nice... Just boring. Shine toasty notes throughout with hints of coffee and chocolate. Thatís about it.
hawanna (2155) - 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 (3338) - 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 (174) - 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 bakerís 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 (6) - Newport News, 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.
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, just barely covering the top as a light brown glow. Aroma of raisins, figs, earth, caramel, nuts and a good deal of vanilla. Medium-bodied; Very rich nutty flavour with a subdued molasses and caramelised sugar flavour and some more flavourful prunes, raisins and even chocolate flavours finishing off the flavours. Aftertaste is nice with a light grain and malt flavour, some raisin and fig sweetness and a good light oak and vanilla dryness at the end. Overall, a nice porter - no strings attached, good for the style and in general as an all-around beer. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington a bit more than a year later on 23-August-2014.
berntholer (917) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite stable dense beige head that leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, caramel, toffee. taste like aroma, bit sweet with aftertaste of liquorice, bit bitter roasted malts, sweetish finish. medium body and carbonation, rather soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a decent porter from dark horse. very chocolately and malty. sweet finish and a malty molasses smell. pours dark brown in color with a tan head had this as a bottle pour at home.
Tsekouratos (212) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle shared with calm-dreamer. Black body with a beige thin head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted. Perfectly balanced taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted notes and some sweetness. Bitter aftertaste of coffee. Medium body with low carbonation.
TET (1641) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A colablack beer with a weak and beige head. The nose has liquirice, low roastiness, chocolate, some vanilla, and fruits. Excellent aroma. Taste has coffee, roastiness, and liquirice. Medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation. Fresh and nice porter with strong flavours. Easy and tastefull.