Kurtos (83) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poors a tar black colour.
Aroma. A creamy coffee aroma.
Taste. A creamy smoothness, with hints of coffee nuts and unsweetened cocoa.
Overall. A real treat and one of the better beers in the James Squire Range.
k0mpsa (894) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at belgian beer cafe, brisbane. Black colo, hint of red. Aroma is roasty, coffee, not too strong. Roasty and coffee taste, some chocolate, medium body.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark colour with a foamy tan head. Caramel, coffee and nuts in the aroma, with nuts most present. Flavour is earthy, nuts and some caramel in the finish. Not that sweet like many other porters can be, which suits my palate well. Medium body with soft carbonation. A good beer indeed!
StevieT (321) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild coffee aroma with a burnt toffee flavour, pretty good beer, not the best but well worth a try.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 345 ml thanks to Dallas (not on ratebeer)!
On July 19, 2013.
BB 13 June 2014.
Dark ruby red color, fluffy brown head that leaves lacings. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Sweet, toffee, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sydney Harbor with the family in tow. Not the best of porters but it’ll do in a pinch.
KeefOz (713) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an opaque black colour with a brown tint around the edges. Developed a one-finger beige coloured head that diminished slowly and laced OK. Aroma of molasses, subtle malt, and a trace of coffee. Taste has a sweet profile of malt followed by roasted grain. Light body and a bit watery. Smooth, soft, slightly sweet, somewhat bland finish. Ordinary.
Niksko (242) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a bit of tan head. Nose is coffee and burnt notes. Taste is pretty sweet, with some coffee, marmalade and some more burnt notes. Not bad, but slightly watery.
M_Sack (256) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Virtually black with just a tinge of brown. No head whatsoever making it a very unattractive beer. Subtle aromas of chocolate and roasted malt. Initially watery mouthfeel, however a nice chocolate flavour develops. This moves into a tinge of bitterness on the mid palate and then a sweet chocolate (perhaps slightly too sweet) and roasted malt finish. The flavours lack depth, but do linger. A decent porter without being exciting
WilleLW (165) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and some cigarette smoke. Taste of coffee, roasted malt. Dry aftertaste with a hint of chocolate. A little watery feeling but still okay.