jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a tan head, quicky fading. A ton of rich and creamy coffee. Id say that the bottle says it all....dark, rich and sexy. Extremely smooth. It’s like drinking a dark chocolate shake with just the right amount of sugar to make it palatable. Rich barley malt and cocoa powder. A really fantastic beer.
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
That’s a good porter. It’s not a stout - but it’s not a dark colored brown ale. It’s a porter. Rich and complex. Roasty.... sure, roasty. Roasty, toasty, delicious the mosty - no need to boasty.
Cuso (5692) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Bierkompass. Dark, almost black color with almost no head. Aroma, roasted coffee. Taste, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Dry coffee finish. Excellent porter.
Enjoyit (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, chocolate, bitter and coffee. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, minerals, soy sauce and bitter finish.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, dark brown huge creamy head. Malty, roasted and strong coffee aroma. Overwhelming syrupy full palate. Dark bitter chocolate, mousse and again very potent coffee flavour. Wow.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and thick pour with little head. who-boy, lovely aroma. Roasted malts, dark, ripe fruits, chocolate, molasses, earthy, milk, light vanilla. Medium, full body with nice tiny dancing carbonation. Flavor is packed full of those delicious roasted and chocolate malts, light burnt malt, a touch of molasses, and faint vanilla. Great porter. A real winner.
DruncanVeasey (7428) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 355ml. Lumpy, 100% pitch with an uneven, shrinking manila head haloed with white- an odd effect I’ve never seen before. Aromas lush, raisiny high cocoa chocolate melted on burnt toast, blackcurrant, blueberry; some strawberry and vanilla tones peeping through the blackness. Huge, mouth-filing palate like a rich chocolate mousse; flavour all about luxuriously bitter, high cocoa chocolate but with a lovely, softening streak of blackcurrant and plum running under it. Still-smoking charcoal, lemon dabbed sparingly on barely edible, burnt (English) pancakes. Deep, inky, highly drinkable stuff with a fullness and pungency leaning towards the imperial even at 6.5%. Impressive.
H_P_Lovecraft (26) - Arkham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Human eyes were not meant to penetrate the stygian blackness of this eldrich concoction. If not attenuated by a pale corpselike head of pillowy foam, that abysmal darkness would drive mortal man mad. Complex congeries of roasted coffee, caramel, and chocolate conspire to bewitch the mind. Just a touch bitter on the finish.
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beermerchants.com A black coloured pour with a small beige head. Pleasing roasty, coffee aroma. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, very rich. A top quality porter from one of my favourite breweries.
crajun (1054) - , Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 going from memory - trade with fopa - thanks man! doesn’t get much better; will find and have many more..
Had again 04/13 - dropped from 4.4 to 4. will try one more time, but this bottle wasn’t nearly as good as I remembered; had a acidic burn toward end...