Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Porter
Woodend, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A very tempting extreme twist on the classic robust porter, brewed with over 300 kg of malt and infused with a dash of rich Dutch cocoa and whole vanilla beans. Luscious chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavors are balanced by a hint of vanilla and a body of 6% alcohol. A perfect winter warmer or a complement to meat pies and chocolate-based desserts. A definite "unisex" beer with great appeal for both guys and gals.

voota's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, - DEC 11, 2009
Murky almost brown with a small tan head. Strong mocha aroma, tons of vanilla and rum, ripe plumb and a hint of vegemite... Palate is smooth at first, but when the sweetness dissipates, it becomes almost harsh coffee and leaves some dry cocoa feel. Similarly, the flavours start with a sweet chocolate/rum/dark fruit and finish more towards the coffee vegemite thing. Wonderfully complex and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7702) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
bottle from warners at the bay. pretty near black with a thin beige head and moderate lacing; plenty of chocolate coming through in the nose - cocoa powder; light touch of vanilla, hints of stewed prunes, medium bitterness; nicely done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
On holiday black colored body with an off white head and a malt coffee chocolate aroma a chocolate malt sweet fruity alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (349) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2015
Classic look: very dark brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel; taste of caramel and chocolate, very creamy and smooth. Medium dry finish. A very tasty ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Patersoi (76) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Simply the best beer i have tasted. Pours inky black with a dense tan head. Chocolate aroma is reflected in a malty chocolate mid palate that turns creamy on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in Hami hill. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma is a mixture of vanilla and chocolate. Body is medium with low carbonation. Taste is much like the aroma, mixture of bitter sweet chocolate. Interesting flavours really enjoyed

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (451) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2015
On keg at The Local Taphouse. Pours... Dark, yup. Roasty nose, but surprisingly more coffee notes than chocolate/cocoa. Typical keg paleness. Taste is not nearly as rich as aroma, sadly. I was hoping for more, this one is quite bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (756) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (April 2013). Darkest brown, small tan head, malted chocolate milkshake, vanilla, some roasted grain providing bitterness and balancing the sweet chocolate, espresso coffee, thin texture, lingering sweet finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Gothenburg, Porterveckan 2014. Black beer with a beige head. Malty Chocolate, vanilla, licorice aroma. Chocolate, licorice, fruity caramell flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (502) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
From draft at Taps KL. Black color with small tan head. Aroma is light, but hints of chocolate and hops. Flavors of chocolate are very present with malts and light hops. Hits of biscuits and light spices. quite light body, and not to sweet , somewhat watery, but still very nice with flavors of a nice desert beer.

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