deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty hoppy for a porter. Smells of burnt coffee/caramel. Hoppy start, earthy finish. Jet black in color, very little head with moderate lacing.
I’m not a porter drinker usually but I enjoyed this beer. It was much better once it warmed up.
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle from Premier Gourmet. The beer poured a beautiful dark midnight brown that settled to black in the glass. The head was thick and tan. The aroma that came off of this brew was roasted malts and chocolate. The beer was smoothing and creamy, perfectly carbonated and very drinkable. Not overly sweet even though there was a dominant presence of dark chocolate and malts. There was also a slight acidic and alcohol taste as well. The balance of flavors is great and so is this beer.
Pompey (42) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hard to come to grips with this one. Pours dark with a smalish head Aroma of malt and yeast. Astringent blast of burned malts first hits, which diminishes moderately quickly to be replaced by some hints of dark stone fruit. It’s just not balanced. Has an alcoholic finish. Yet, I like it for its faults. Perhaps aging would round off the edges.
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12 oz btl) Pours a milky black w/ a thick, tan head which diminishes somewhat, but leaves a nice lace behind. Earthy hops combine w/ the rich malt creating an aroma of black strap molasses. Bittersweet chocolate-covered espresso beans is the best way to describe the taste. There’s a hint of dark fruit in there as well. Finishes smoky w/ a nice hop bite.
Mdgutows (42) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small brown head and bits of lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, sweat cream, and caramel. Taste is bittersweet and very malty. Some coffee and cocoa in there. This is well balanced and tastes like creamy coffee, caramel and toffee. Alcohol comes through as it warms The body is very creamy with a medium/light carbonation. Wow this is really smooth. A very good porter and widely distributed.
khhoeie (42) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was recommended to me at thr liquor store with the description "this is asphalt". A good description for a good beer.
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jonttix (42) - -, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doft: Typisk porter, kaffe, mörk chokad.
Färg: Mörk mörk brun, oljig och fin
Smak: Mycket jord, lite lakrits och kaffe.
Tero (42) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Black and beautiful. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, long and bitter finish.
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black in color with a beuge head. taste og sweet chocolate with some bitterness
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating the barrel aged release. Pours deep brown, no head. Below average carbonation. Nose is whiskey and the taste doesn’t disappoint with nice hop finish. Not balanced, but I love the whiskey so much, I don’t care.