yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small redish glare with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark malty and light chocolate. Chocolate and vanilla flavoured, light roasted. Dark malty and vanilla flavoured into the finish. Smooth malty lasting impression.
joergen (17349) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö.
Clear brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel and prunes with notes of chocolate.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, dried fruits and cocoa powder.
Sweet finish of dried fruits.
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color wit ha small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish and slightly roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty strong chocolate finish.
hawthorne00 (1856) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with small crema head. Caramel malt, coffee, cocoa and heaps of vanilla on the nose. The chocolate is pronounced and quite bitter and separate from the malt sweetness. Surprisingly savoury - it really could work with a pie.
davidm (1774) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Exceptional beer. Aroma has chocolate, raisins, and roasted malt. Sweet start, with good balancing bitterness, long duration. Syrupy in the palate, full-bodied. Dark brown colour, with a fizzy white head.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour with light tan head.
Elegant, almost subtle cocoa and coffee aroma. Fluffy mouthfeel, with subtle, bit grainy flavours from milk chocolate, cocoa and tad vanilla. Pretty light in body and overall feel. Really elegant beer with small nuances. Low bitterness.
humantouch (11) - USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect silky porter with enough of the vanilla and chocolate flavour coming though to make it interesting but not overpowering. A very classy beer
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Rich dark black with a thin light tan head. Rich aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee beans. You can taste chocolate and cocoa, nice mouthfeel. Pleasant and not as heavy as it looks.
Davros (1477) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark copper pour with a moderately sized tan head that slowly fades.
Aroma consists of mil chocolate, roasted malt, sultanas and just a hint of vanilla (it merges with the chocolate).
Loads of chocolate grain evident upon tasting: lots of nutty and toasty note with a hint of roasted grain but little of the roasty bitterness. Some light chocolate is apparent.
Good medium body, I would have liked it to be richer/creamier.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a short tan head that doesn’t last long. Chocolate is first up on the nose quickly followed by toasted malts, yeast concentrate (vegemite) and coffee. In the mouth it’s a bit thinner than the nose suggests but it is still far from watery. Flavour doesn’t feature chocolate as strongly, although it is there, but coffee and malt really stand out. A pretty good porter, one of the better Australian ones that I have tried.