ALLOVATE (2466) - Perth, - SEP 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never noticed I hadnít rated this one yet. A beer Iíve enjoyed quite a few times over the years whenever I could actually find it. Produces up a lustrous, darkest ruby that shimmers when held to the light. At cellar temperature when poured it raises up a thickset, creamy tan head that adheres a frost down the length of the glass. Rich chocolate, Madeira and Kopiko toffee meets earthy, smoky peat, heavy loam and heather on the aroma - so thick and all consuming. Creamy, rounded and smooth on the palate. Rich, burnt sugar front; dark powdery chocolate comes in before a heavily smoky, bitter, charred wood backend. Nice level of earthy hops and malt on the finish. Very long swallow; a continuation of the complex flavours of the palate with inklings of liquorice, Madeira and ash. So much presence, so much volume for a pasteurised, filtered porter of such strength. A lovely brew. One to keep hunting down! (50cL, no date stamp, Liquor Barons, Ocean Reef)
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Dark chocolate brown with decent tan head. Roasted, malty aroma with some caramel. Taste of slight bitter coffee first but mellows quickly - some sweetness in there.
MarkoNm (747) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a quite deep black color, topped with an average tan colored head. Standard pleasant roasted aroma, notes of caramel and coffee can also be picked up. Sweet start, roasty with some little bitterness and coffee notes later on. More than decent, this one.
stef73 (257) - - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
de couleur tres foncer elle a un tres chocolater et sa goute un peu le lait au chocolat c est un porter qui un gout onctueux une a pas trop amertume
CraftBeerNick (981) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 7th December 14. Dark, rich smooth. Good for the ABV, enjoyed it, not a patch on the Kernel Export Stout I had after though.
Syfher (106) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tumbler glass.
The porter at his finest ! Great, wonderful beer, nothing more to say about it !
Go try it !
jbtallguy (142) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
In fles van 0.5liter. Donker van kleur met een matige schuimkop. Smaak chocolade/koffie achtig in een mooie balans...aanrader!
sbron (235) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l bottle at home. Dark colour. White head. First impression : caramel, coffee, somewhat smoky. Tastefully!
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. A light brown colour with a small head. Aroma is sweet and malty with blackberry notes. Flavour is rich with mocha and Christmas cake - sweet, very malty and fruity. Moderate carbonation. Delicious.
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Has a big, brown, fairly long lasting head. Aroma is very malty. Chocolate, roasty and caramel malts. A hint of hops as well. Dark chocolate, slight coffee, and overall nice, dark and roasty. Taste has a fairly high chcolaty bitterness up front, but turns more sweet and mellow pretty fast. Ends of with a bit of roasty and hop bitterness. smooth, medium full body and medium carbonation.
minihame2 (215) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a small tan head which quickly dissipates. Looks a lot like cola. Malty aroma with a hint of roastiness. Very soft taste with slightly bitter end. Slick mouthfeel, little carbonation but enough to have it tingle the tip of your tongue. Very nice porter, not too complicated but an easy to drink and enjoy.