larryLSB (448) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown, almost black, with a light tan head that quickly dissipated. Nose of chocolate and hazelnut, very nice! Smooth sweet taste, overall very good.
bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught, this pours opaque black into the glass with a large choco-tan head that leaves huge soap lacing. The nose is of hazelnuts and chocolates. Lightly roasted grains, a huge wallop of hazelnut and chocolates finish with a hazelnut roasted essence. The mouth isn't overtly sweet, yet full of flavor and silky velvet to the palate. Gorgeous use of the hazelnut in this superb Porter.
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spacecube (1084) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate malt, milk. Thin, light body with a creamy texture. Vanilla and chocolate sundae. Carbonation fine but lasting, finish is balanced, nutty choc. Tasty
jc1762 (124) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a teku showing sparse lightly browned foam and pitch black, light bodied, with high carbonation.
The nose shows a roasted nuttiness akin to chestnuts and somewhat heavy notes of unbuttered popcorn. Also some hints of grass and dark chocolate.
The palate is surprisingly smooth with a gentle & moderate carbonation. Very big & thick body almost bordering on a stout but the carbonation keeps it barely light enough. Flavors of a light chocolate milk but quite subtle and underplayed. The intensity is watered down by the big body. Mid palate shows a slight steel/copper-like sharp tartness. Very perceivable roasted coffee bean bitterness at the finish.
fezzy (91) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mostly bittersweet chocolate, with maybe a touch of toasty malt. More malt apparent on the palate, some hazelnut and sweet malt to balance the mostly bitter chocolate blanket. Finishes fairly dry in spite of robust dessert flavor profile, so quite drinkable. Tasty.
stoutnick (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour mild foam. Aroma is light nuts, very mild soy sauce. Taste is lots of big hazelnut flavour and some sweetness - tastes real good. Classic roastiness for a porter as well. Medium carbonation on palate. Good solid porter here - I like it!
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Bottled 10 Nov., 14.
A: Pours near black with a short light brown head. Poor head retention soon left only a ring but there was some spotty lacing.
S: Rich chocolate initially followed by a stronger nutty hazelnut note with a hint of peanuts. Black bread in the background. Exceptionally pleasant mix of well balanced aromatics.
Taste: the dark and sweet chocolate is more evident here compared to the roasted nut flavors. The hazelnut does linger on in the aftertaste. Lightly and appropriately sweet.
Feel: Medium bodied; very smooth; medium carbonation.
O: A solid porter with restrained and well balanced contributions from chocolate and hazelnut. The blend overall slightly favors the hazelnuts, but even together these are scream FLAVORED beer.
Jmmyer07 (23) - - JAN 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dessert in a glass. It is a rich, robust porter bursting with luscious chocolate and hazelnut. Notes of coffee and caramel round out this delicious
Koskela (316) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice choc hazelnut aroma come from this black brew with a small white head. Choc is strong and upfont and the hazelnut creeps in with this medium bodied brew with small bubbles of carb.
Duchammer (99) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with shig: poured a black with a tan head. Aroma hazelnut blast you in the nose with light bread biscuit notes. light maltiness hazelnut toasty bread taste. Very drinkable porter.
SHIG (3751) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to timfoolery shared with duchammer: Poured a black with a finger beige light brown head. It delivers with hazelnut and chocolate. Light smoke taste, hazelnut bust through and malty finish.