Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a brown head that laces..smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and some hops. Taste is great and balanced. The roasted malts and hop balance is just about perfect. After taste is coffee. Really nice. Substantial body that coats, but isn’t syrupy. Awesome beer.
eRock_2013 (205) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tschof (57) - - JUL 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome porter. Smooth, chocolatety, tan head, nice balanced hippy flavor. I thoroughly enjoy these in the fall and winter. Nothing better.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours quite dark verging on black without a very large head, even with a vigorous pour.
Smells richly of roasted and toasted malts with a bit of coffee and espresso.
Tastes smokey with roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some hops are present to give some bittering.
Thick full bodied beer. Smooth but with a little bit of grittiness.Tastes a bit watery too.
A good beer.
Cunningham (4324) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Black color with a small beige head that ends up in a thin layer. Probably the only thing that is not perfect with this beer.
Aroma: Balanced and nice! Coffee, roasted and chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Balanced mild sweetness and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Rich balanced chocolate, some coffee and a bit roasted.
Overall impression: Just perfect! Probably the best porter I have had.
Personal stats: Bottle at Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway.
Howlader (696) - - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle served in a pint glass. Good porter, chocolately aroma - nice beer.
MrGreen (2) - Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolately aroma and taste. Minimal head. Dark. Smooth mouthfeel. Beautiful porter.
MiamiBarman (28) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a very tan head that leaves lacing. The nose is mostly chocolate with some burnt caramel notes.Taste is syrupy and chocolatey and then the palate has a long lasting aftertaste of bitter chocolate and slightly cherry flavors. I like but it’s not really my type.
daniele (5200) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Bluegoosed (25) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Tremendous porter on draft. Nice deep/dark flavors of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Really smooth and easy drinking. One of the better porters that I’ve had. Great by the bottle but even better on draft.