Sammer (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy chocolate taste with coffee and hop notes. Wow, really nice, especially for a lower abv beer.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is very chocolaty with undertones of blackberries, blueberry jam, subtle dark fruits, asphalt and mild coffee roast. Wow – the malt profile is just fantastic. Perfectly balanced aroma-hops on the nose. A light milkiness also present. The flavour is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. A light acidic sting is notable just as the beer hits the tongue. Lots of smooth roast and creamy chocolate. Nice hoppy finish with some roast. The mouthfeel is velvety and round with a light to medium carbonation. Medium bitter ending. Fantastic malt profile in the flavour as well. Medium bodied.
Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle.
Aroma: caramel, roasted/chocolate malts, earthy hops
Appearance: dark black, thin off white head
Taste: chocolate, malty sweetness, earthy hops, fruity alcohol notes
Palate: creamy, medium bodied
Overall: The flavor of this beer is phenomenal. This porter was a real treat.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of roasted coffee malt. Tastes a strong bitter, smoky, roasted malt, a slow hint of chocolate to sweeten it slightly. Very smooth and creamy. Finishes a bit dry and bitter. An ideal classic porter.
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a tiny tan head. The nose is filled with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, smoke, espresso. The taste is balanced between sweet chocolate notes and bitter roasted flavors. Some smoke. The hops show in the slightly bitter finish. The finish is a bit wet. The body’s medium, the carbonation active on the tongue. The beer’s a bit too acidic/astringent. the texture is oily. Overall, a very good, flavorful porter, acidic finish considered.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with barely any head. Wonderful aroma of dark roasted malts, with chocolate, coffee, and a bit of leather. Taste is rich and roasty, slightly dry, with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Really opens up as it warms. Palate is quite robust and fantastically easy to drink. One of the great porters.
CamdenD (1169) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful beer. Full and strong yet still nuanced. Chocolate and roasted flavor permeates.
rjplumer (935) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate aroma with a hint of dark fruit. Deep dark brown a tan subdued head. Mild bitter start , then sour which then surprisingly finishes clean. I can feel lots of carbonation on my tongue which is unlike most Porters I’ve had. Feels thinner than other porters I’ve had. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black dark tan head, bitter chocolate and licorice aroma. Dark roasted malts, pine hops, and dark chocolate on the palate. More pine cone hop finish. Not as thick as the aroma would indicate but still very rich and tasty.
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Opens with a huge shh, which is quite unusual for american brews. Black color, huge rocky brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, slight caramelly, licorice. Slight sweet taste, medium bitter. Slight sticky palate. Bit overcarbonated, which doesn’t always seem to be the case. I should try it again.