jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An absolute top notch performer and contender for world’s best porter. I have had many porters and this one sets the standard for all others to be judged. It has a hint of chocolate aftertaste and a full bodied dark black color. Yummmmm!
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Very dark brown with a thick beige head. Light chocolatey aroma. Chocolatey and earthy flavor with a subtle bitterness and healthy sweetness. medium bodied. A bit mellow and sweet.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a one finger cream head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is light coffee, toasted malt and mild dark fruits. Taste is dark chocolate, earthy notes, ash and light hops in the finish. Medium mouth feel. Decent porter.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a lasting creamy head and some wet drippy lacing. Nice roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is the same, but seemingly bigger than the aroma. Smooth and nearly creamy on the palate. Not bad at all.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black appearing pour, when held up to the light it is rather dark brown throughout. Roast malt aromas, with surprisingly piney hop tones. Mouth feel is a bit lively, but mellows a bit to creamy. Flavor is not that overly deScript with roast malt and peatiness. Finishes very clean, not much lingering. I was a little dissapointed with this one, possibly because I had the Obsidian stout previous, it seemed a little bit understated. Will have to give it another try, but I found it a bit average, albeit very drikable. Not going to poo poo it completely though, it is worth getting.
Maverick34 (2848) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours dark w/ decent sized head. Malt roast etc aroma but pretty subtle. Very smooth.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown with a big, aggressive tan head that has great retention and wonderful lacing. Aroma is slight roast with a little chocolate, but there is not a really big nose that I can find. Flavor is rich and creamy with a nice subtle burnt note at the end. There are high spots of chocolate here and there that pop up once in a while. This is one of the smoothest porters I have ever had. This beer is delicious!!! One worth hunting out for sure!
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Deep black with decent tan head, not too much lacing. Restrained aromas, and they never really came through even after ample time to warm up. Still the body was full and toasted with a warm peaty smokiness giving way to a prolonged but tempered dusty hop bittering. Solid brew for sure.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Bottle. Nose is chocolate and roasted coffee. Pours black with a bubblly brown head, almost inky. The flavor is intense chocolate and coffee, very well rounded with nearly no hop presence outside of balance. Thick palate is completely engulfing and intensely drinkable.
RuneStumo (2524) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30.10.2008, 0,5l Tap. Nicks Pacifica, CA. Black colour withe a brown head. Aroma is soft and mellow. Smooth.