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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer, is a dark and dry mellow beer with some hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6951) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle from Minibar in Queenstown. Pours near black with a small tan head. Subdued aroma of roasted malt, coffee, hops, and earthy notes. Flavor was stronger, with roasted malt, coffee, hops, and a slight soapiness. Medium bodied. Smooth, sticky, with a bitter, roasty finish. This one has the potential to be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma has a little smoke with plenty of raosted malt and some dark fruits. Nice flavours of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruits. Good hop bitterness on the finsih. Smooth finish with good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle 500ml. Nice and robust porter. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Mostly sweet flavour, long lasting. Black in colour, with a thin white head. Medium-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2009
Another from my tasting. Didnít enjoy this one too much, aroma started off as black cherrys and chocolate cake then slowly morphed into a marmite and coffee cake. Thick and roasted in the mouth and a weird creaminess from the burps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. Good carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel and lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11326) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2009
Very dark brown with a big and lasting off-white head. Roasted aroma with dates and chocolate. Sweetish dark chocolate flavour with a little citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2009
Lovely, full-bodied and smooth. Mild flavours of bourbon, chocolate, roast malt and prunes. Hints of coffee with every mouthful. Nutty tones with sweet licorice. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3509) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
Deep amber of color with a beige cloudy head. An aroma of roasted malt, coffee, smokey hints and weak leather. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice and leather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5009) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2008
50cl Bottle, gift from a collegue who visited N-Z. Thanks Gijs! Black beer with a creamy tan to beige head. Odd salty aroma with strong notes of tar, burnt malts and seaweed. Not very pleasant, but it does give this beer an extra edge. Flavour is tar, burnt malts, slight sweetness, some salt/seaweed, some coffee powder. Roasted bitterness underneath from start to finish. Medium to fullbodied. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1315) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2008
500ml bottle, BB Mar 09 Served lightly chilled in chalice. Looks the part with a well-formed tightly-packed pale tan head atop a deep dark ruby-highlighed body. Roasty nose, plenty of chocolate upfront, bit of sweet grainy dough, nice rich caramelly undertones, only a touch of burnt malt and espresso, with some sutble leafy hop. Creamy mouthfilling body, moderate carbontion, smooth texture, good balance overall, not overly drying or astrigent. Body is a tiny bit of let down, in comparison to aroma; some dark chocolate and cocoa, bit of plum esters, burnt malt, wood, toffee, toasted bread, but the length is brief. Finishes quite bit, fair bit metallic and leafy, dry. Very nice porter, let down a bit by its disappointing finish. Could well do with some more oompf body/alcoholwise.

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