cmacklin (294) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with red tint and a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
beer-yum (507) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Up front aroma and taste of licorice with a smooth chocolate-vanilla finish. Probably better than my initial rating but I’d just had a couple of similar beers that were done a bit better.
KeefOz (939) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 09/04/2014. Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint. Had a one-finger light tan foamy head that retained OK and laced well. Aroma of deep dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla, a hint of coffee. Taste strongly of roasted malt with tones of dark chocolate, coffee and a slight sweetness; burnt wood with a slightly bitter after-taste. Light on the tongue for a porter. Smooth, creamy with a lingering slightly bitter finish. Very nice.
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It's a shame that I can't find more from Holgate. Wonderful brewery. Love them
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picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of light chocolate and a hint of roasted nuts. Appearance is almost black with light brown head. Has some light bitterness and a copper/metallic finish.
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Virtually black, thin cappuccino coloured head with spotted lacing. Muted aromas of chocolate, toasty coffee, a whiff of wood smoke, touch of liquorice and vanilla. The flavours step it up a gear with chocolate and vanilla followed by a bitter, dry, toasty finish. Rich mouthfeel and near perfect carbonation.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium brown with mahogany highlights. Chocolatey aroma and flavour, lightly roasty. Not bad.
Ngejo (318) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. Black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well rounded porter with a silky body and balanced vanilla and chocolate notes. Nice moderate carbonation. Good go to beer for the cooler months, when you can’t find something new to try.
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, lots of chocolate, coffee, caramel with hints of vanilla. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to big roasty finish. Pretty decent.