jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is slightly malty and toasty with some coffee notes, but doesn’t have a great carry. Appearance is watery but dark with a small off white head. The taste was a bit toasty and malty, but also a little stale and bitter. Coffee taste was present but not overly robust. Palate was thin, but carbonation carries the finish.
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Inverness to Wick, from the Highland Bottle shop, 20/10/13.
Mid black with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is dark malts, brown bread dough, brown sugars, light roast.
Taste comprises dark toffee, light cocoa, brown sugar, toasty ,alts, light roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, fruity tang in the closure.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
6.0% almost black with a good head, roast malt aroma, mild roast malt taste.
smith4498 (3022) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Bittersweet chocolate flavor with roasted malt and a hint of ash. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Pdubyah (372) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the best of the output from the brewer and he should give himself a pat on the back, Chocolate coffee aroma delivers in the taste, but there is something missing in the middle, for me, perhaps it could either be sweeter or more aggressively bitter to round it out. For me. I like this though has a decent flavour up front and a decent length of taste and carry.
fugitive (1330) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with big head. Aroma roasted, chocolate, caramel. Taste roasted, chocolate, wood, some smoke.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from total wine Stuart. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of roasted malt on the nose. I can’t say I’m getting much coffee on the tongue. Has a bit of sweetness on the finish. Eh!
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured into a shaker. Very dark brown almost black with tan head the goes to a tan ring quickly. smell of toasted malt and chocolate. Taste is similare to the aroma with a nice smoky flavor.
blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has smoky and nutty aspects while retaining an easy to drink porter base. Wins out with right balance of flavour
robertjm (772) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit of toastiness in the aroma, but not huge. Fluffy tan head, which fell in the time between the kitchen and living room. Flavors of cocoa black licorice. Coffee bitterness lingering on the palate. Light body for a porter. Not a bad brew, and not overly expensive for an "exotic" beer.