ALLOVATE (2383) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just on cool and into a snifter. Bright, cola brown in the shallows and black as midnight for the rest. Head holds at just a mere wafer, off-white and shiny. Fresh roasted coffee with a side of milk pretty much sums up the aroma but there is underlying hints of moss and cellar must, charred wood and mace. Quite dry, chalky and smooth in the finish. Body is good; not hefty but ample here. Quite malty, woody and chocolaty. Dark chocolate does dominate. Long finish, woody dry and dominated by more chocolate. Quite a nice brew. Easily downed, sessionable and balanced. Good stuff! (33cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Strong mocha aroma, very sweet. Taste is initially sweet but rounded out with some cocoa bitterness. Quite hoppy also which gives a little fruit flavour. Medium carbonation and a light mouthfeel
Jado (514) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a very deep brown to black with maybe a slight highlight at the edge and a cappuccino head. Aromas of black coffee, chocolate, smoke and a hint of dark fruit (prunes?). Taste is gentle fruit at the front but quickly overwhelmed by a roasted black coffee bitterness and a slightly acrid smoky note, slipping away to some cinnamon and nutmeg spice with cocoa powder and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a spicy aftertaste. Good.
vinhol (264) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap the public brewery coffey aroma black colour tan head taste is coffey roasted malts very good porter
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chocolate colour, almost black. Nice frothy head, a little unusual for the style. Chocolate coffee aroma. Almost an iced coffee texture, not as thick and string as most porters, but nice. Mocca after taste - nice, I like it.
LesArgen (200) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee rise from the swirling glass with a little aniseed to boot. The taste is quite milky with a good deal of chocolate, coffee and aniseed as well as loads of grapefruit. It’s strength is in the smelling and although the taste is more than pleasant, the aftertaste is slightly metallic, quite salty and not all that pleasant. Combined with the slightly thin palate and somewhat short finish, it’s not a great drink.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a hoppy aroma, lactose, dark malt. Large foamy head, dark body. Hoppy than I expected, very smooth though. Quite thin as well. Has a slightly cola taste as noted from someone elses ratings, good description. Very easily drinkable.
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33cl bottle, pours a dark brown with a small beige head, that did not stay long only to leave a thin ring around. Aroma of light roasted malts, and coffee. Flavors of light roasted malts, coffee, sugar and cola. Light sweetness, light mouth feel, with a cola taste finish. Overall very light dimension brew and sweet. Not my cup of coffee.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, cocoa taste. Sweet, grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, cocoa scent.
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of lactose and bitter chocolate. Medium body, flavour of the aroma with some nuttiness and a bitter sweet end.