bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler from ryan (danke). black! aroma of chocolate, roast. medium-heavy body. lots of caramel, chocolate, some figs and higher sugars. finish is nice and balanced, with the rollercoaster of flavors fading, not too sweet. this is delish.
mmargarucci (201) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with no head at all. A nice aroma mix of roasted nuts and coffee and light bitter hops. Taste is perfectly balanced and complex. First some toasted malt followed by herbally hoppiness mixed caramel and chocolate. Really great!
ozzy70 (271) - - NOV 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, nuts and chocolate. Taste was sweet roasted malts.
Fin (8700) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Geraint and Helen, (big thanks to you two!) Consumed at home Sunday 22nd November 2015 Some dark fruits and a little cocoa on the nose. Pitch black on the pour with a tan head. Middling bitterness but good dash of chocolate and coffee, some sweetness, a little dark sticky fruit. A very drinkable no nonsense porter. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7
adamnase (248) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola. Pours clear dark brown almost black with a creamy light brown head. Lightly roasted malt, bit chocolate and coffee, vanilla, good aroma. Medium body but soft velvet feel, long roasted finish, semidry. Balanced and beautiful.
Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Una buona porter, equilibrata e saporita, con i classici sentori di malto, cacao e caffè. Non è la mia birra, ma è più che emblematica.
Dermi (892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 355 ml, bottled. BB 03/07/16. Pours black with a decent beige head. Aroma: Chocolate, malt. Caramel, vanilla. Taste: Medium sweet, spices, licorice, vanilla. Balancing roastiness. Notes of wood. Palate: Medium body, notable carbonation. Creamy. Excellent porter, very pleasant.
Patersoi (84) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with dense clingy caramel head. Sweet caramel bouquet. Incredibly silky mouth feel, with a cacophany of flavours swirling on the palate. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, charcoal all separate then recombine on the finish which morphs into sticky date for the finale.
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varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark brown with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate aromas. Taste is fairly similar, mocha, a little vanilla, slightly bitter at the end, creamy, just want more of it. Bloody good.
Beerheart65 (1132) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful clear dark brown appears black in glass, creamy light brown head. Looks great. Lightly roasted malt, bit chocolate and coffee, vanilla, good aroma. Medium body but soft velvet feel, long roasted finish, semidry. Looks great and aromas match, balanced and beautiful.
tightslice (599) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, burnt coffee. Taste is smooth, burnt coffee (somehow). Good, not great.