BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle and served in my Bells tulip: Pours a near opaque hue with a small fading head. The aroma has notes of heavy roast, coffee, pipe tobacco, tar, minerals, cashews, earthy hops and a bit of pine too. The taste profile is well balanced between the coffee-ish bitterness, hops bitters, sweeter base malts and a touch of chocolate covered walnuts. It is not all that deep of a profile but still a straight shooter with much to offer. The mouth feel is ashy and a tad chalky. Overall a solid enough porter with a nod towards the more British styled porters than a Baltic which was what I was expecting honestly.
davidm (1949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It works very well. Chocolate, with liquorice, vanilla; no burnt flavours, very clean.
scarletfire65 (981) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. A pretty standard, but well made, porter. Aroma and flavors of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, flat cola. Nice smooth mouthfeel. A bit of wood and sweetness on the finish. High drinkability.
Karstenborg (330) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Taste is toasted bread, roasted malt and coffee. Soft carbonation.
Sve2ni (1) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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tgncc (2894) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is toasted malt, roasted. The appearance is deep black, off white head. The flavor is toasted, chocolate, roast. The finish is toasted, roast, pine. Medium in body. Ok, decent.
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Slowly diminishing tan-coloured head to deep ebony, red tinted, coloured body. Dark malty smell, discreet smoked. Fine blended taste of mid-sweet chocolate, salty liquorice, ash and a little smoke. Malt bitterness to the finish. Smooth oily palate. Clean in the mouth. Drinks well (at home, Tromsø 06.12.2014).
Mr_Pink_152 (1047) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Favourite Beers Cheltenham. 11th day of beer advent. Deep almost black colour with a tan head. Aroma is toasted malt. Tasted, yes very toasty malt with cocoa. A very good porter.
Anova167 (297) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with khaki head. Aroma is of dark chocolate and ash. Great flavor is excellent with chocolate, freshly ground coffee, and something almost slightly dark berry like. Nice looonng finish. Well done
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Our Black Heart, Camden on 23 Jun 2012. Poured black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, treacle and light coffee. Medium to full mouthfeel, with quite a lot of carbonation. Burnt malt in the flavour, with dark chocolate and rye bread. Finish was quite light, some residual caramel, toast and ash.
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Stanmore and Boss, Sheffield - deep black body, thin beige head, good looking beer. Nose is harsh espresso, coffee bean, black chocolate and roasted nuts. Taste has a black coffee feel, very rich and burnt, but has a fantastic clean and velvety chocolatey mouthfeel. The only downside is it follows an epic beerography earlier in the night. I might try this again in the future and re-rate with a clear head.