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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Cellar temperature and into a chalice. Low pffft and a swift release of gas before nothing. Into the glass it goes and it pours like used engine oil. An head of homebrew consistency forms and falls. Loose, mucky deep brown suds last little more than the time it takes for a whiff and a smile. Aroma is dominated by bready, fresh baked biscuit soaked in rich, milk chocolate. There is a good dose of Marzipan also, some thick, treacly chocolate liqueur, light heat, touch of Iranian dates in syrup and savoury fruit mince. Quite rich, decadent, sweet and sultry on the palate with a breathable burn to remind you who is boss. Oily, soft and sticky is the mouthfeel. Almost lifeless with a deeply viscous, fruity, bitter and warming finish that is amazingly shortlived in some ’lovable’ elements. As the aroma suggests it has loads of chocolate, biscuit, Marzipan, fruit mince, a hint of lightly roasted coffee bean and carob bean. Husky with a bit too much burnt malt to tense up the tongue between sips. There is nothing truly unique about this one and its links to Porter are just a little flawed but it is definitely an aperitif of a beer suited for slow sipping. Not bad, just not excellent. (12fl. Oz,, Bottled on 16/10/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3287) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Black and silky with brown/ruby creamy head. Smoky, chocolately aroma, hints of oak barrel. Some alcohol warmth is apparent in the aroma as well. Taste is dark and smoky, chocolate, extremely smooth, yet sharp at the same time. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a deep brown/black with a thin brown head. Nose is roasted chocolate And dark malts. Great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (563) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Thick. Dried fruit and coffee aroma. Needs to warm up a bit before drinking. Taste is sweet dried fruit, malt, alcohol, bitter finish. Lasting boozy, dried fruity taste. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Wowow. Bottle punch in CO. Drank in TX. Black pour. Aroma is wonderful roasted malt and coffee. 4 for palate velvet smooth. Taste is rich creamy chocolate. Ends with bitter chocolate and coffee. Impressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit and licorice. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, brown sugar, licorice and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JAN 1, 2014
Thick black color, nice head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee....same in taste. Very thick and nice aftertaste,Very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12oz bottle wow a tasty beer for like $3. Pours out pitch black topped with a tan head. Nose is sweet candy malts roast and pit fruit. Taste is as the nose leading with lots of sweetness some smoke a lite bitterness on the end. A tasty thick rich brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Deep brown with thick tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate, with roasted malt base. Touch thin and a hint of metallic tones. Otherwise very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3105) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma is oily tar with some dark fruits. Taste has dark fruits and liquorice to start, tar on the finish and liquorice on the aftertaste.

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