BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a great Porter but itís a good beer. Great marketing. Lacks strength in typical Porter characteristics including of color, aroma, and flavor. A little malts comes through but they are too weak in my opinion. High carbonation for a Porter and tastes a little watery compared to better Porters. Still, Iíll enjoy it every time I have it.
SimplySike (419) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poors clear dark brown with nice creamy head.
Aroma is dark fruits, hops, choco, caramel.
Taste choco bitter, with a fruity sweet.
Not the best porter Iíve tasted, lacks porter character.
mike_77 (1960) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some roasted malts come through with a nice burnt, bitter finish. Body is a bit thin though.
youdictategood (234) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from a Publix mix. Pours a dark amber with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, cocoa. Taste of roasted malts and caramel, though not much of either, and a fairly hoppy finish. Pretty average.
mjakopa (102) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - SEP 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark red with medium head and ample lacing. Aroma is slightly alcoholic but with hints of caramel and chocolate malts. Body is quite lacking in taste, not really a typical porter but more of a dark lager. On the other hand, it is very drinkable and can make for a great summer dark beer.
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Daganís place. Pours very dark, clear brown with a dark white ring. Oranges, alcohol, a little campari-like even and chocolate aroma. Tastes sweet, thin and a little weird. Sticky feeling, smooth, long finish and light body.
dandeman (214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: A little bit of caramel and molasses with very slight notes of cereal. Aromas are not sticking out a lot.
Appearance: Dark brown or is it between brown and black? Kind of translucent and clear for a porter. Creamy average head, with good lacing.
Taste: Smoke is sticking out a lot. And yet itís not a smoke porter. Sub notes of coffee, black chocolate and vanilla. But smoke is sticking out too much. Body is very light and thin, texture is very watery, which is not common for a porter. Not the typical porter youíd expect. Too thin and too smoky.
beerandbeyond (452) - ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with red hues, small off white head.
Dark caramel malt aroma, with cocoa, dates and herbal hops.
Roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate and medium bitterness.
Alcohol was too dominant, medium body, OK beer.
ellolovey (264) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts. Taste is of watered down coffee, roasted malts, and hints of chocolate. Thin and watered down. No depth to it. Very blah Porter. Sticky on the lips and slightly bitter on the finish.
abcfan (581) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent brew. Pours deep mahogany with no head. Slightly roasted aroma. Thin in mouth, taste is roasted caramel with a slight tinge of chocolate. Dry finish.