AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth and substantial porter. Solid pour with a beautiful creamy head. Robust hints of dark-chocolate and rosty malts. A great warm you up porter. Well done!
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 (123) - 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 (200) - 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 (1460) - 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 isnít as chewy/thick, leaving you with that full feeling. Let it warm up a bit to thoroughly enjoy. Good stuff.
davidezdonz (25) - , 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 againÖ if only it were that easy in Hong Kong.
Tsekouratos (453) - 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.
smallfry (158) - - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) I like this porter, although it tastes just a bit thin for me. But, itís a pretty good porter.
Wolfenkopf (177) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma on this one is quite interesting. I smell chocolate, very sugary chocolate and...screw me blue...but apricot??? Okay, dried apricot, though that bit is mild. Head is off-white and brew is a bit darker than a cola and the light coming through makes it appear red. The taste is a sweet, faintly fruity, coffee & chocolate mess of goodness. The mouth feel is lightly oily and is mildly mistreated by a bit of over-carbonation. Overall, I like it quite a bit, though I prefer porters to have a less sugary content.
Reconqvista (248) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colored beer with a light brown head that goes away quickly. Aroma is malty with caramel with strong roasted notes and chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt with caramel hints. Body is thin and carbonation is low.
partchapol (58) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell with cacao, hop, nut, come in dark brown with nice vanilla crown, taste of chocolate, bitter, tannin&sour finish, light body, feel it a bit overrated.