minutemat (4147) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Canalhouse, Notts. Pours opaque black with beige head in a badly washed glass. Ferrero Rocher aroma, deliciously subtle chocolate and hazlenuts, roasted malts, rich silky smooth character. Lovely stuff.
nearbeer (4827) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. bottled 05/26/2016. Pour is coal black with a ring and spots of foam. Nose is hazelnut, espresso, chocolate with touches of molasses and soy. Flavors of dark chocolate, hazelnut, dark toasted bread, molasses, coffee with cream and a hint of apple. Medium body is too fizzy but has a nice balance from several directions.
themightyjag (425) - - JUL 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Brewdog shop.
Huge tan head settles quickly, minimal lacing. Nose is nutty chocolate, chocolate syrup, hints of coffee. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, dark berries, slightly smoky. Bitter chocolate aftertaste lingers. Surprisingly high carbonation, jagged mouthfeel, clean finish, slightly dry. Seems to suffer a little from over carbonation, would love it on cask.
Fullpintofbeer (177) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @Barley Mow, Bristol.
Medium, off-white, creamy head, dark brown colour. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, bit of coffee, really nice. Sweet taste with bitter finish. Full body, thick, flat. Very well balanced, great aroma.
MarcoDL (3979) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting. Dark pour. Aroma of dusty malt, nuts, brown malt and chocolate. Soft taste of softly roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, cream and a little bitter in the finish. Brown ale-ish porter.
mR_fr0g (8882) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k 15/01/2016. Bottle picked up from beer shop St Albans. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose tan head. Aroma is nutty hazelnut, mineral, dried fruit and choc. Flavour is semi sweet hazelnut, choc, hint of coffee, rounded malts. Palate is decent medium bodied, semi sweet and moderate carbonation.
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A near perfect balance of chocolate and hazelnuts. Sampled at the First National Taphouse, downtown Eugene.
Idiosynkrasie (6303) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Darkest brown, quasi black colour with average to huge, fluffy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Sweet-ish, nuttily and chocolately, dark malty aroma, notes of nougat, nougat filled croissant, hazelnut, pecan, hints of cocoa butter, minimally waxy hoppy overtones. Taste is moderately sweet, nuttily and chocolately dark malty, notes of nougat, hazelnut, Belgian fruits de mer praliné, grassy and leafy hoppy overtones with a waxy touch.
Stuu666 (10271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, hazelnut, toffee, taste is similar, more of a nutty flavour than chocolate.
mcberko (13923) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at VCBW Festival 2016, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out cocoa notes upfront, with a touch of hazelnut and vanilla. Flavour is quite robust for a porter, with lots of cocoa upfront, followed by toasted hazelnuts and a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied and wonderfully balanced. Really nice.
thornecb (5446) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany tinged deep brown into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Hazelnut aromas. Sweet dry chocolate and hazelnut front to back. Dry chocolate finish.