baraciisch (1266) - USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in color... Aroma of lightly roasted malts, chocolate, hints of nuts and coconut... Flavor is slightly fruity with notes of hazelnut, chocolate malts... Hint of coffee... Solid
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Rob_D_UK (443) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely opaque black with a tanned head that quickly disappears. Smells of coffee and tastes the same with a hint of chocolate. Very smooth drinking.
VastActiv (1615) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l at home. Originally rated 23072012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.
Sizzler80 (382) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola alike pour with a frothy tan head. Flecks of sediment floating around the glass. Roasted malt, espresso, dark fruit, toast/biscuit, peat. Slightly dry with medium carbonation. Finishes bitter with some preceding sweetness.
McNeillR (622) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dense black pour, flat trickle of tan head. Burn wholemeal bread nose, slight sweetness. Fairly inoffensive initial taste, a little watery before things come together with a thick roasted angle, more bitter than I anticipated and a cheap caramel sweetness. Cigar bitterness on the palate linger. Decent but not extremely impressive.
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds
maddmatt639 (55) - Belmont, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on June 12, 2013: Awesome aroma of chocolate and coffee. Great look, black in color. Tastes of chocolate, malt and coffee(especially in the finish). A pretty good Porter.
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downender (5615) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Jet black with a slight tan head. Dense, almost savoury aroma of plain chocolate and toasted malts with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour had more chocolate, some dark fruits and a gently dry fniish. Enjoyable.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Call me crazy, but this could potentially be one of the best porters I’ve ever had. Milky chocolates roast over espresso beans during the creamy mid-palate, with body, as the sipping conduces itself while basking in the glory of a long battle. Hopefully this continues to migrate itself this way here in NorCal.
richc (234) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is fairly weak with notes of chocolate and coffee, perhaps even a touch of clove. Flavour is a gentle roasty notes with the coffee and a hint of chocolate following through. This is a decent porter but not an outstanding one
spittle8 (102) - - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Classic porter aroma, a rich, deep, malty coffee with a hint of alcoholic bite. All told, a rather meek and mild olfactory report - not the brash, screaming, crashing, uncontrolled rage of a viking berserker. The beer is positively black, like a pool of conquered souls, slain by viking raiders. Very little head - this beer doesn’t have time to fuck around with such frivolities. A fair bit of malt sweetness, with a sour bite that is pronounced albeit not too offensive. This porter does not taste especially porter like, while not being difficult to drink or offensive, it is harsh, cruel, uncaring, like fierce norsemen coursing the cold north seas. There is not a great deal of coffee flavor, nor of chocolate. This is a rather unique porter in regards to flavor, at least in my experiences. Goes down cold and smooth, with no significant aftershock other than some mild sour notes that kick in a bit late. Not a great beer, but a perfectly good one that is quite drinkable and honestly refreshing!