livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, burnt crisp biscuit, roast malts and a sour, wild tang. Really different and pretty good. Finish is a little metallic.
Good, rich brown head that dissapeared readily (reminded me of pouring soda actually) and little to no lacing.
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. RBSG. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, chocolate, dirty earth and grape soda. Medium body.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Way too much champaign carbonation, which is wrong for a porter. The smell is way too sweet as it smells like opening a new can of latex paint. Taste is horribly sour. Totally wrong mouthfeel. I am pouring this out.
Grumbo (875) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Dark brown colour with a small tan coloured head. Mild chocolate and caramel aroma, with some slightly sour dark fruit. Quite high in carbonation. A little light in body, and somewhat disappointing really.
rondphoto (2891) - 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.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle. Deep brown with minimal head. Really odd sour flavor. I like sours, but this doesn’t seem like it’s intentionally sour, nor is it pleasantly sour, so uh… I can’t really get past that. It’s a semi-malty porter, but I can’t really taste anything else but this unpleasant sourness.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting yet goood Julie says, we bit agree in the score of three. C.
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
black with a huge head. Nose is chocolates with some grain and metallic notes. Flavor is chocolates, metallic, and rubbery flavors. Charred burnt and a touch phenolic. Not really my favorite.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a thick black colour with a dense tan head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, blackjack sweets and aniseed. Very aggressive carbonation. Initial flavours of treacle, burnt malt and some spice. Good balance of sweetness on the palate with some burnt sugar, plums and oak.
SSSteve (3958) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mostly black with huge foamy head. Dry ashy flavor. A bit tart. No residual sweetness left. Some dry cocoa. Ligh t bodied.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet, malt butter, light coffee, raisin - berry tart notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.