kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a soapy head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate first with some sweetness coming through. Great porter.
RobBestwick (649) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Typical dark porter appearance. Roasted coffee and nutty flavour. Full bodied with sweet finish.
sulawang (698) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Pours dark cola brown with barely any head, a thin layer of micro retention, lots of medium-speed streams.
Nose: roast caramel malts. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming roast
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, micro fizzy, (MAIN) light roast coffee, molasses, malt, chocolate
Finish: burpy, light roast malt exhale, malty finish.
Summary: The difference between a porter and a stout? This exemplifies it for me right here. Crisp and lighter bodied without the heaviness, cleaner malt flavours, and straighter light roast delivery with a soft finish. Other online sources may tell you otherwise, but this distinction rings true for me at least.
rosenbergh (8252) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the 33 Taps, Hollywood, CA.
Black colour with a red hue and small light tan head.
Sweet berry hops, marmalade, sweetness, roasted malt and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, oatmeal, sweetness, mild hops, mild bitterness and mild chocolate.
Slightly thin but tasty.
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HippieFee (116) - - MAY 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Black with a good white head of foam on the top, nice tight bubbles. Dry coffee notes. Just a regular porter, no distinguishing flavors or hints on this one. I didn’t get any bitterness from hops on either.
OsuStu (99) - - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Deep brown, near black with a sand-colored head. Roasty, chocolate aroma, earth, grass. Creamed coffee, chocolate, woody, earthy. Not getting much of the supposed hops. Silky, thin finish.
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into tulip glass. Pours dark brown/black and opaque with a quickly-dissipating one-finger tan head. Nose is roasty malts, some chocolate, and vanilla. Maybe a little nuttiness. Medium bodied. A bit thin for my taste. A little dry. Taste is malts, weak chocolate, walnut, and a little coffee. A hint of vanilla. Not sweet at all. A solid porter.
78samh (201) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is creamy, smooth and sweet espresso like malts with hints of vanilla and oak. Slightly bitter. Nice porter.
Beerathon (1490) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The quintessential porter, with just enough bitterness to help balance the roasted malt notes, semi-creamy head, and cocoa sweetness. Low enough ABV (5.2%) to drink multiples. It has many characteristics of a stout, but isn’t as chewy/thick, leaving you with that full feeling. Let it warm up a bit to thoroughly enjoy. Good stuff.
davidezdonz (31) - , HONG KONG - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This 12oz bottle was dated best by 3rd July 2015 and was poured into a pint glass. It poured a really dark brown with a half finger tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a generous amount of lacing. Aromas were lightly of espresso coffee with some chocolate and maybe a bit of dark fruits like prunes. Would have preferred a stronger smell. As for tastes, there was immediate dark bitter chocolate with roasty malts and a slight herbal bitter ending. It was medium bodied, medium carbonation and somewhat creamy. Overall this was a nice porter that I would buy again… if only it were that easy in Hong Kong.
Tsekouratos (455) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from Saveur-biere.com, France. Dark brown color with a beige head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, roasted notes and some bread. Taste is sweet with chocolate, nuts, biscuit, caramel, some coffee. Light body with low to medium carbonation.