Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black actually, with a good sized bubbly, beige head. Aroma is malty and I guess more roasted. There is a good amount of toffee, as well as nutty, dark licorice, and a little bit of chocolate. It is a more unusual aroma actually. I get a good deal of toffee and that licorice in the taste. This has a surprisingly fruity or citrus tartness in here. Kind of sweet as well. Medium in body and smooth in texture. Aftertaste is nutty toffee with that tartness mentioned above. This is pretty good and a little different. The more I sip, the more I seem to enjoy it.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Aroma: lots of dark fruit with a prominent grapiness which also carries a light sourness, chocolate, toasted nuts, strong malt sweetness with some molasses, cream, and a light spiciness. Appearance: Dark brown in color. Light tan head was full and creamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Dark fruits come through strong again (grapes, raisins, plums), Chocolate, toasted nuts, a sweet spiceiness, cream. Finishes sweet but not cloying. Alcohol is noticeable, but helps pull everything together. Palate: Medium-full bodied and creamy. Moderate-low carbonation. Some light alcohol warming in rear of mouth. Overall: A great porter in the english tradtion, albeit with a bit more alcohol. Good flavors and a great mouthfeel really make this one nice to drink.
cathcacr (627) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The bottle doesn’t specify that this is a Porter, but the subsequent experience points right in that direction, from chocolaty aroma to more than a typical light English-ale palate. This palate here is rich and chewy with some quasi-Baltic-Porter rich chocolate flavor that doesn’t overpower despite the richness. A very satisfying drink all-around.
Metalhead (622) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour.Tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Tasted of chocolate , toffee, and hints of tobacco with a somewhat roasty finish. Mouth feel was on the thin side for claims "like a Baltic porter" Decent enough brew but pricey at $7 500ml.Worth a shot.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Taste reminded me somewhat of Rogues black obi. Dark fuit, dryness. Good brew.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with a medium tan head that sticks around. Aroma is dark roast, molasses, raisins, and chocolate nibs. Flavor is dark roast, molasses, raisins, and chocolate nibs. A lot like Fullers london porter but with a bit more of a roasted edge.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Town Hall. Pours a nice dark brown with a medium tannish brown head. The aroma is that of sweet toffee bourbon characteristics. The flavor is malty sweet, but carries a little bit of tart citric acidity. I am not sure if the line was infected or if this is how it is supposed to taste(soured), but I love it.
Philym (604) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with 3 finger tan head.
Aroma: Bread, dried fruit, slightly vinous, chocolate, liquorice and grassy.
Taste: Medium sweet and bitterness, low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering, fairly dry bitter/sweet malty fruity finish which becomes more sour at the end.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle...No head to speak of...opaque black with a bit of brunette highlighting...Aroma is pretty subdued...faintly the sort of smell I associate with dark malts like patent & chocolate...a mellow liquorice sort of roastiness...and tastes a bit like sausage...and weak coffee...OK, quite flat though.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle, thanks rich for another great tasting. Aroma of nice mixture of smoke,coffee and hops. Poured a nice dark brown. Flavor was quite enjoyable, started as cold cappucino with hint of vanilla releasing to its hops. Palate was good thin and sweet but finished delicately. Overall this was very good and had a definitive british character as well.