MikeJslc (756) - USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black, persistent tan head. Aroma of dry chocolate, roast, light toffee notes, clean. Flavor: Grainy/bready malt, cocoa, light caramel, roast dries out finish. Fairly full bodied. Good porter.
Christpuncher (1322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramelly and malty porter. Pours black with a tan head. Smells caramelly and is easy to drink. Nice caramel finish. Had at local option.
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superspak (2763) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, light nuttiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/herbal hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light hop notes; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good robust porter. All around nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
solidfunk (4301) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very silky indeed. Roast malt with a great smooth underlying caramel. Great balance. Finishes with light bitterness. Dark chocolate. Bottle.
JulienHuxley (3330) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the BeerTemple. Opaque black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is roasty, coffee, torrefied malt, fruity. Taste is sweet and roasty, lots of coffee and tropical fruit, light roasted malt sourness. Palate is light-med bodied with light-med carbonation, pretty easy drinking, a bit too fruity. Good.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the tasting room. Pours a near black with thin head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel. Medium full body, light bitterness but balanced.
sic1314 (3631) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep, dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt and light coffee. Medium body, quite smooth, flavour of the aroma, light berries. Could be even better if the ABV was increased.
MarcoDL (2330) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great porter. Taste of roasted coffee and cacao malt, yet with a smooth edge of caramel. Silky indeed.
Stuu666 (3144) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, liquorice, velvety chocolate, smooth, light roast, dry.
trapped (860) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drought. Dark brown with tan spongy head, caramel-burnt malt aroma, low carbonation, dusky toasted taste with alcohol overtones, longish finish with coffee aftertaste. Very nice porter, bordering a stout.