BBB63 (6373) - 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.
chinchill (2713) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle with a BB date of 26 Nov. 2016
From Edinburgh (High Spirits) consumed in the garden of Kellie Castle in Fife.
Medium plus body with meat medium soft carbonation.
Dark chocolate and some coffee in the finish: more coffee than earlier.
Moderately strong flavor with slightly bitter balance and a touch of sour.
Lightly smokey but essentially no char.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle, big thanks to aabean for sharing. Enjoyed in dim light, in front of an hypnotizing aquarium. Dark brown color. Thin light brown head. Some ropes and splotches of lace. Very toasty malt. Chocolate. Some spiciness. Medium body. Kind of lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Good bitter coffee notes. Solid, flavorful porter.
Lukasmh (363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with beige head. Aroma is malty, classic’like, slight nuts and slight toast. Taste is light toasty malts, some pilsnermalt, slight chocolate. Toasty finish. Watery body.
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out light toasted malt, coconut flakes and some cocoa. Flavour is dry and balanced, with toasted malt and maybe a tiny hint of coconut. Well-balanced and robust. Well-made and enjoyable.
Nordcore (1108) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a minimal lightbrown head. Roasted malt aroma with some bread and chocolate sense. Sweet, light bitter with soft roasted/toasted end.
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an unfiltered opaque dark brown, almost black with a thin beige head. Taste of toasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Average carbonation, medium body.
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune foncée avec une petite mousse beige.
Au nez taostage chocolat noir.
En bouche légčre amertume accompagnant bien le côté caramel et toasté chocolat noir. Légčrement fumée. Bien équilibrée.
unclemike (2456) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at big texas beerfest Pours almost pitch black, with a light brown head. Heavily toasted aroma, malt, coffee beans, fudge, vanilla, smoke, nuts, hops. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. The taste is full of roasted malt, coffee beans and chocolate, quite smokey, ashes, butterscotch, hops. Nice.
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark pour with some brown head. Roasted, toasted, dry malt aromas. Dry chocolate, dark malt flavors lighter coffee and roasted tones.
paknight123 (2) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm usually not a dark beer guy but this is amazing. Easy to drink and not heavy at all