Kurtos (181) - Sydney, - 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.
mcberko (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma brings out soy sauce and light toasted malt. Flavour is similar, with dry toasted malt and light soy sauce notes. Boring but clean, despite the soy sauce.
Gonzin (154) - ARGENTINA - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probada tirada en The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Buena porter. Recomendable, que no es poco en Australia.
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Wim (3637) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Along with Yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt aroma with a sweet fruity malt hop bitter taste and a bitter finish
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim at my home. Black colored beer with large diminishing brown head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter roasted malty sweet.
ladnewton (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Charming Squire, Brisbane on 9th September 2015. Black with creamy off-white foam and partial lacing. Mildly roasty aroma. Citrus, roastiness and touches of smoke in-mouth. A short, roasty finish becoming fruity and slightly smoky. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.
DuffLover (118) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle in the outback. Good smokey malted flavor, but too carbonated for my palate.
DavidAust (190) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Schooner glass. Probably served a tad too cold. Malty aroma, which matches the flavour. Very dark brown, fairly well carbonated and 1/2 finger stable head. Taste was mostly held back at the front of the mouth due to the carbonation, but ended on a nice malty mocha finish.
I ordered a second because I did enjoy it quite a lot. Will be interesting to see if the bottle is as good.
Morboso (145) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 Re-rate, aroma slight dark chocolate and raisin,nice creamy diminishing head, good carbonation balance, not complex just a consistent and smooth journey through the mouth. I am still learning to appreciate dark beer as even the slightest roasted characteristics takes it into a different category of beer. Normally that "burnt" taste with food anyway I associate with a cake left in the oven for long for example. Though I think that this would complement certain foods such as tacos, or blue cheese. I don’t see dark ale as sessionable yet. Would need a few pales in between.
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
345ml bottle into glass. Mild chocolate nose. Ruby red beer with small off-white head. Light spritzy mouthfeel leads to a hint of chocolate in the finish. A lesser cousin of Tooheys Old.
anstei (1066) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
345ml bottle. This is a solid porter that doesn’t lack anything, but it also isn’t outstanding in any way.