fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ML from Epping Cellars
Dark cola color with some ruby highlights. Light tan head, good collar that sticks around a while.
Nose is roast, licorice, coffee, milk chocolate.
Taste is roast, earth, coffee, milk chocolate, and lots of licorice.
Medium bodied, a bit thin in stretches but great lingering bitterness. Well balanced. Does not knock your socks off but very solid and well crafted beer.
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle 1/20/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-46į in Shaker-Pours cola colred with a small head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced.
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toast, coffee, Appearance: clear brown color with a good head, Taste: medium sweetness, Palate: light body, thin feel, lively. Iíd expected a little more from this one.
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 051214.thin bodied with a fair amount of chocolate in the flavour. Nice strong finish.
StevieT (1601) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours black and thick with a lasting thin tan head, lasting bitter roasted flavours.
smallfry (169) - - SEP 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 (Bottle) Very little hoppiness but lingering bitterness and astringency. There isnít really any nice dark maltiness to it. Although the aroma is of chocolate (and is really quite nice), the taste is uninteresting, thin, and muddled. Compared to other porters it has very little rich chocolate or dark fruit flavors that I look for. Iím very surprised by how well this is rated. Not a good porter.
rondphoto (4058) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Opaque dark brown color, rocky 1" tant head that retains well, bands of lace. Taste is good roasted malt with a dose of chocolate (I donít really detect coffee). Both merge and move smoothly to a lightly bittered finish. More sweet shows the longer it lingers. A very drinkable/enjoyable light stout, somewhat rich and milky. I like it.
chinchill (4269) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park at about 55F.
Nearly opaque red-brown; very good, durable tan head that leaves ample sticky lacing.
Aroma: dark bread with hints of smoke, toffee and dark fruits
Flavor: Follows the promise of the aroma. Moderate level of dark roasted malts flavor. Faint coffee in the aftertaste.
Feel: soft medium carbonation. Near medium body.
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice dark brown color with a one and a half white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute in a concave fashion. The lacing sticks finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell has a nice sharp robust roasty coffee blended nicely with some light chocolate.
The taste has a smooth rolling flavorful blend of coffee to chocolate with a nice light maltiness just rolling underneath it all. Thereís a decent rich smooth coffee to chocolate aftertaste that leads to a nice smooth sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation is fairly low in this beer but still good for the style and for me.
Overall, wow, what a nice Porter. Organic or not, I donít care, Iíd have this again.
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Pours black with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows some chocolate, a little roasted malt, some faint coffee. Appetizing.
Relatively subtle flavours, some roast and soft liquorice along with bready and toasty malt. A bit of acidity from the roast.
Nice moderate carbonation.