RafeAU (68) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, small tan head. Roasty smells. Medium body, good carbonation. Slightly sweet, roast bitterness, hop bitterness but not aroma, coffee aroma lingers. A great porter to drink near room temperature on a cold night, savour in a snifter. Personally I find these types very rich - 1/3 to 1/2 a bottle is plenty for me!
Christpuncher (1110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolatey coffee flavor. Bitter and crushable. Smells chocolates. Had out if a bottle at home. Poorest black with a tan head
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rockana (221) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with big brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee. Chocolate taste followed by some coffee bitterness. Creamy. Lovely. Great porter.
CanCrusher (620) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,35L. Murky black colour with big, creamy, light brown head, that sits down in 2 minutes. Aroma of dark chocolate and caramel. Taste starts medium bitter, followed by black coffee and dark chocolate, become slightly sweet and turns back to medium bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation, but somehow still smooth with velvetly mouthfeel.
eaglebones (24) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, dark tan head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt. Medium-thick, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is sweet with chocolate and coffee notes, with just enough hoppy bitterness to round out the taste. What a great porter!
mkel07 (3334) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. Charcoal black colour with a swirling tan head. Thin body but packed full of flavour that fills the mouth.
Toomio (193) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vähän tunkkainen kiireessä juotu Porter. Ihan hyvä, väärä ympäristö. Eliittivalmistelut.
sawbuck (315) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Nice ebony color. Nice bitter chocolate sweetness up front. Dry finish with a smokey bitterness that balances out sweetness nicely.
eRock_2013 (213) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 An impressive porter, very dark and opaque with faint red highlights, thick enough to resist a LED light, yet pours with not much of a tan head. Smells distinctive with an espresso coffee aroma and some dark fruit. Taste is enjoyable, heavily roasted malt with dark chocolate and coffee bitter accents. Very flavorful and also very smooth, not thin at all but still manages to be slightly watery. Some hoppiness but the bitterness primarily comes from the burnt chocolate malt. I found this at $8-9 a six-pack, a great classic porter for that price. Recommended overall.
swillguzzler99 (118) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz draft. Opaque brown. Minimal head. Faint chocolately nose. Taste is chocolate/toffee. Lingering aftertaste. Decent beer.