Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black pour with a slight ruby shine, medium brown head. Aroma is very roasty and dry. Strong liquorice, chocolate and heavy-duty coffee are also apparent. There are also notes of rope and earth, as well as yeast. A very powerful aroma. Taste is equally powerful, but less complex. It has lots of roast and a large bitterness, but not a whole lot of other subtleties. It is well-hopped and actually quite fresh and sparkly on the palate. Very nice..
RichardW (1606) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, beermerchants.com. Jet black with a deep tan head. Coffee and chocolate very prominent, whisky creeps in and the finish is long, lingering and blackcurrant makes an appearance, with hops becoming noticeable right at the end. A cracker.
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Founders. Pours a rich black with a thin brown head. Coffee, toasted malt, and burnt sugar aromas give way to coffee and molasses flavors as the beer warms. Sits a bit heavy on the back of the tongue, but nice and creamy.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at local option. Solid black with a big tan head. Sharp roasted aroma with Green bellpepper. Dry and well attenuated with the same sharp green pepper flavor. No detectable hops bnot anwhole lot of malt going on. Sharp phenolics. Not a fan.
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Leafs93 for his 30th. Pours a dark black color with an off-white head. Has a roasty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Has a sweet roasty taste with some gentle bitters and a nice coffee spice. Mouthfeel is thin to medium. Great porter.
Leafs93 (1792) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is roasty caramel, bread, dark chocolate and hint of coffee. Taste is sweet carmel with a sticky finish. Not to heavy and not to light, excellent.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Bottle. Pours oh so dark with a creamy medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor are wonderfully complex: bitter and milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, some licorice, a touch of bitterness (mostly from the roast), some aromatic hops. Understated sweetness. Finishes dry. Creamy mouthfeel. One to savor.
Nephilium (1445) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of chocolate and roast. Pours an opaque black, with just a touch of light tan head. Nice rich roasted flavors start this off, with notes of chocolate and coffee. Long roasted finish with this one. This is quite a tasty porter, and one I’ll be picking up more of during this autumn.
Sigmund (5438) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%, 45 IBUs. Pitch black colour, big and lasting brown head. Moderate roasty aroma, notes of dark chocolate and coffee. The flavour is roasty and quite dry, with a hint of acidity. Notes of coffee and ashes. Roasty and hoppy bitterness in the afteraste.
Furseth (1996) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ City Pub Göteborg: Black colour, creamy brown head. Aroma is Dark choclate, coffee, malty and citric. Flavor is dominated of dark choclate, and Coffee, mixed with nice fruitynes, some raisins too. Medium body and a thin to medium finish.