Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12 oz. Black color with a large light brown head that diminished slowly. Full complex aroma of roasted malt, smoky with alcohol . Full body with a creamy texture. Full malt, toffee and coffee with a long finish with a hoppy bitter bite. Clearly a Flying Dog version of a porter.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) The creamy brown head atop the black head reaches to the lip of the pint glass on the pour, and retains itself fairly well, ultimately leaving nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some roasty. Smooth medium-full body that is quite drinkable and dangerously conceals the alcohol very well.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a black body with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit. Creamy texture with a soft carbonation. Flavor of hops and chocolate.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Fantasic complex hoppy and malty aroma. Really great. Powerfull smoked bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Christian (12190) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer was black with a lasting off-white head. Chocolate toffee and licorice all came through in the aroma. It showed a perfect dark flavour of roasted malts, and charcoal notes too. It is indeed a real London-style porter, and doubled. No point in mentioning these bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.
FatPhil (12182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 355ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki)
Pours black and a dark espresso head. Bitter and sharp (CO2) aroma. Taste varies from sip to sip. Always malty and richly roasted, a little burnt even, and strongly, but not offensively, bitter. Often tastes of coffee, and some oiliness. Very well balanced, very tasty.
Rerate - aroma jumped out of the glass more; taste smoother, less oily; knocked up aroma and overall by 1 each.
imdownthepub (12167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 355ml from Tesco, Banbury. Black with tan head. Smoky fruity aroma leading to a rich, smooth beer, good deeply roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee hints, the fruitiness has a blackcurrant hint, lots of depth and surprisingly easy drinking. Very enjoyable.
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured an inky opaque black with a brown head and lace. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some grassieness. Flavor is roasted malt followed by dark chocolate, with a dry bitter finish and a hint of sourness.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with white head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Taste is roasted malts, bakerís chocolate, licorice, bourbon and smoked wood.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark porter with a creamy brown head, lacing. Pleasant aroma of figs, molasse, floral hops, vanilla and licorice. In mouth, rich pungeant chocolate, with burned caramel, smooth but long bitterness, funkey. This is quite a noice tribute to the Doc. Bought at Knightly Liquors, Orlando, 7.99$ for 4 pack.