CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a semi-sweet roasty dark chocolate nose with a touch of light fruits. Starts with average fullness for the style and a light doughy sweetness with some toasted caramel malts before a thinner slightly nutty finish and lingering roast. Needs a little more fullness and complexity, but is fairly drinkable.
rondphoto (1242) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black with a noisy, fizzy 2" head, too carbonated for lace. Taste is bitter chocolate malt that adds earthy dark fruit through the palate on its way to a fizzy, still the same bitter, finish. Long after the finish there’s a nice hop residue left on the tongue. I understand this is 5%. If so, the taste is much bigger than one might expect.
madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
17th November 2013
Opaque dark brown - black beer. Small tan head. Palate is airy and crisp. Light dark malts. Sourish fruits - mostly apple! Little paint and glue ester. Dark fruits in the light airy finish. Wonky!
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from GBBF 2013 drunk at home. Dark brown near black beer with a lasting thin tan head. Some choc on the aroma and flavour and some newspaper as well. Malts could be a bit fuller to be honest. Some slightly sour fruit on this. Slight bonfire. Yes a bit of sourness. Needs more malts for me for a porter. Sour dark fruit and smoke are quite interesting though. Still it’s just slightly below average.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to blackwith a fully gone head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Dark malty, overripe fruity, bitter and smooth fruity. Toasted malty. Mild bitter and dry.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Burritos & Beer in Athens, OH for $1.75. Nearly black color. Little lighter brown head. Little loose lace. Medium body. Kind of soft and sharp, stronger carbonation. More dry in the finish. Good toasty malts, nice dark chocolate note, lightly nutty. Good earthy, lightly piney herbal hops. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Light.. tart. Decent robust porter. I dig the aroma, but the texture and taste aren’t great.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to mattyg. Pours clear, darker brown looking black in the glass. Medium tan head fizzing out quickly. No retention and lace. Nose is pretty solid coffee, hazelnut, vanilla. Taste is quite thin, lemon tea pervasive. Some gritty coffee and tart acid.
mikesaum (519) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours an awesome black with a decent dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate covered cherries and small coffee notes, fruity aroma is making me think that again indigo imp has used some sort of belgian yeast. taste is dark chocolate covered cherry, roasty malts, some coffee, not enough hops for me to call this a porter. once again from this brewer, they have made a great beer, just poor for the style they list it under.
Keir (121) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Overly carbonated, which took away from the flavor. Nose of roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Not really worth writing about.
Firebrewed (1) - - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very disappointing. I am wondering if it was a bad batch or had become too warm before reaching the store.