Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of Andy, kick-off beer at the DC local tasting - thank you sir! Dark brown, edge head. Aroma of chocolate with a bit of smoke. Taste is chocolate and burnt coffee. Decent stuff.
MiP (14439) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Fette Sau. Good roasted and vinous aroma. Black colour. Small brown head. Nicely roasted flavour, some roast barley bitterness. Good coffee aftertaste, a little grassy hop burn.
Leighton (13827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barcade. Not an outstanding beer but definitely solid and right where a porter should be. Pours Dark brown with a modest off-white head. Some burnt malts in the nose but not too roasty. Flavor holds moderate sweetness, some roast, mild dryness in the tail. Medium body. I would drink again.
TBone (13818) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@RNH. Dark, almost opaque brown color, good creamy beige head. Milky and chocolate aroma, light note of soya sauce. Light to medium bodied. Chocolaty and milky front, some caramel, low bitterness and short finish. Good taste but kind of empty. Perhaps with right food this is better.
rlgk (13178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Very dark brown beer with a lasting beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla notes, roasted, caramel, some coffee notes. Malty flavor, cocoa, roasted, coffee, some tar, not full bodied but with decent flavors. Malty coffee finish with figs, vanilla and chocolate.
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Cask Bar & Kitchen, Manhattan - 01/03/12.
Poured a dark brown with a tan coloured head.
On the nose - roasted malts, cocoa, coffee and a puff of smoke.
Taste as nose - add a little dark fruit, quite complex for a 4.7% ABV porter.
Medium bodied and a smooth finish.
Good well rounded and tasty porter for sub 5%!
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Medium brown creamy head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some cola. Light-medium body, some creaminess.
Lubiere (11004) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty chocolate with mineral notes. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with herbal notes, fruity notes, quite decent. On tap at Fette Sau, Dec. 30 2011.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, labeled "sample,not for sale". Pours a nice dark brown. Tan head. Roasty aroma with lots of chocolate, light coffee and a hint of molasses. Toasty aroma, lightly sweet, chocolate and espresso flavors. Pretty good porter!
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Fette Sau. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roast malt, sweet chocolate and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent overall.