Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 Outrageous! i enjoyed this porter very much. Poured a dark black with a strong head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavor of malts as well, along with choclate and notes of cinnamon - yes, cinnamon! Thick and rich, it felt great to drink. A beer fo savoring. Finished smooth. Exactly what I had wanted.
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black; Roast & chocolate dominate the aroma; palate is very straightforward in its toastiness. A touch of creaminess in the body and very faint fruitiness round out this beer.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aromas of coffee and toasted malt. Near medium body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is mostly coffee, but I swear there is some celery. Seems to be a touch of citrus. Finishes with sharpish flavor. A little off style to my test.
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belo Vino. Pours black color with an average frothy brown head that was diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee malt aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good drinkable beer.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful deep red-brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is chocolate and red wine, quite inviting. Flavor is much the same, along with some roastiness and coffee, but a little weaker than I’d like. At times my mouth felt satisfied, but at others the sensation was watery.
Lubiere (12940) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black porter with a nice thick moka head. Sweet vinous chocolate aroma, very smooth and sweet, with vanilla points. In mouth, lightly lactic smooth chocolate, not too sweet but lacking in roastiness. Very restrained but sustained bitter chocolate. Not bad considering the beer is over a year old.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a mahogany body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, and chocolate. Aroma of light smoke, roasted malt, some vinous, and cocoa.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Black-colored with a big dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee hints and some fruitiness. Sweetish roasty flavor with a nice, somewhat coffee-ish, bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Nothing mind-blowing, but a decent quaffable Porter.
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours very dark ruby red with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and mild hops. Taste is thin and bitter. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Thin bodied,
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. Label does a good job of taking you to where this beer is made (at least when I think lobster I think Maine). Pours a deep dark brown with a medium light tan head. Thin lacing. Aroma is mostly chocolate and coffee but there is a nutty aspect as well. The flavor and body were borderline Dry Stout to me. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, and some malt. The dinish is dry and oaty. I was somewhat impressed with this one.