greenclansman (900) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 5, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Almost perfect...if it wasnít for the over-carbonation it would be a perfect 100 for me. Black dark color....chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste: Dark Chocolate, coffee, some caramel hints....amazing after taste. Best Porter I ever had.
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Taliban. I think they mislabled this bottle. Surely this is approaching a stout instead of a porter. Inky black pour with a dense head that fades quickly. The nose is great with floral hops and roasted malts. No wonder this style counts as food! The body is very creamy and full. Sweet and smokey up front with a hoppy finish full of coffee and chocolate. Possibly the best porter Iíve tried.
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 bottle - gorgeous porter. Pitch black pour with dissipating beige head. Dark, rich malts, with plenty of roasted character, dark chocolate. Sweet caramel and brown sugar. Hint of pine and orange peel. Some mineral character on the nose that detracts somewhat. Body is smooth and milky. Delicious.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a little metal. Taste is of coffee, caramel, with a nice drty roasted finish. Very full bodied, creamy.
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily the best porter I have ever had. 12 oz bottle to pint glass. Pours black with small tan head. I get lots of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet, but dry, with very good short bitter finish--complex does not really describe it. Velvet in the mouth.
GTAEgeek (1798) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head, and no lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is very sweet, with just a little roasted bitterness in the finish. The palate is medium to heavy, creamy and sticky. Overall, this is a clean and tasty beer. Quite a good porter.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Purchased from "Jungle Jimís" - Alright, my dark twelve ounce bottle poured forth a black brew with a finely bubbled tan head of foam and a rich mocha aroma. Tastewise, this is a rich, complex porter with no errors in taste, body, and appearance!
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was very excited to try the best rated porter, but apparently it has been knocked out of the top spot. This is really more like a chocolate stout and is defined as porter only for its being well hopped. It is black enough to block a flashlight beam, and leaves oily tan lacing on the pint glass. Aroma is straight chocolate, while the flavor contains some nut and oat accents as well. Very smooth throughout, nice full body. Highly recommended.
Travlr (19938) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of chocolate nibs dipped in coffee. Taste is chocolate squared. Too chocolatey to be a porter, imho.
ads135 (3966) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolately as chocolate gets in a porter that isnít spiked with actual chocolate. Delicious. Dark, rich, and flavorful. 9-22-2010