Aarleks (409) - Sydney, - AUG 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Deep brown with a light brown and very short lived head. Looks like Coke after a minute or so. Slightly vegemite-like cola nose with a touch of underlying roastiness. In the mouth it’s light soy sauce and chocolaty toasted malts. It’s quite thin but the pleasantly flat carbonation brings out the more sublte aspects of the flavour profile. I think this has promise but needs some work on bringing some character tot he party.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark choclate with smallish beige coloured head. Aromas of espresso coffee and dark chocolate. Flavours are pretty much the same though slightly on the thin side. Not the best porter I have ever had but not too bad all the same.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - DEC 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Something just wasn’t right with this. Very aussie style porter - chocolate and cereal are quite noticable, but thin body and over carbonation for the style dilute the finished product.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml. Well balanced bitterness that leaves a smoky aftertaste. Rich dark black in colour with an inviting tan head and an aroma ofcoffee and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate underneath.
madquacker (1015) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little head but solid deep black colour. Lots of charcoal. Dry and not bd.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cola brown with a small head that lingers. Aroma is of strong coffee, licorice and roasted malt. Flavour is similar to crunching on coffee beans, not a desired taste. Watery with little carbonation. Disappointing beer.
gam (3014) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2008
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice pour,tan head medium size,very dark beer good carbonation.Aroma coffee beans,maltiness,Flavour is coffee without sugar,that real strong taste in a porter that is nearly sour,can,t stand it,so that it for this one.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Upon entering the glass a dark caramel colour, it produces a beige collar that disperses to lace quite well. Aromas are quite intense tending towards creamy coffee and milk chocolate. Medium bodied with quite lively carbonation (due to bottle conditioning). Palate produces hints of darker malts with rather dry hop bitterness to finish. A nice, simple expression of the style
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured a very dark brown (almost black) with a small, rocky, tanned head which was average lasting. Aroma was of dusty milk chocolate and licorice with roasted malts, black coffee and some caramelized dates. Flavor was of roasted malts with tart blackberries, coco powder, black coffee and some licorice in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation a dry/creamy mouthfeel, watery texture and an ok finish. A bit thin.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a small tan head, great lacing and reasonable retention. Big charcoal aroma, lots of smoked malt and chocolate too, as well as some porridge oat notes. Silky mouthful, body is perhaps a little on the thin side, which accentuates the charcoal flavour a bit. Other flavours include earthy english hops, cocoa, vegemite, and some light toffee malts. In the end its pretty damn dry, with the vegemite flavour lingering past the others. Not overly appealing.