Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance of darn brown/black with minimal tan head. Smell of sweet roasted malts, chocolate and maybe even a touch of vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Overall, pretty nice porter but more on the sweet than roasted side.
jbruner (3043) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with dissipating tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of slight roast and dark chocolate, muted but nice. Taste follows, earthy back end and a mild bitterness. Well done porter, soft carbonation, great for the style, but nothing exciting.
BierMeHoos (389) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
Appearance: Deep brown pour with a bit of a cloudiness and mocha head.
Aroma: Milk chocolate through and through with some mild roasted malts.
Palate: Thin to medium body.
Taste: Milk chocolate sweetness with a slightly bigger bitter finish.
Overall: Pretty good overall and drinkable.
demannu (231) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color white head fades and leaves ring. Roasty aroma with chocolate present. Medium body, creamy feel. Rather pleasant palate. Flavor follows the nose with a roasty chocolate taste. Overall solid.
elbernays (955) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours dark brown. Good clarity with thin to no head. Aroma is lactose, Ester dark fruit, coffee, chocolate. Sweet dark fruit with lactose. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth. This isn’t a traditional Porter. It’s like a sweet stout.
TorbenJensen (1334) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Jack has a nice creamy and persistent foam. It smells not of much, but in terms of taste it is pretty good. It has a pleasant taste of English licorice and also has a hop profile that is somewhat atypical compared to type. The alcohol is prominent and it is a porter who is incredibly tasteful and rich.
Mister_Li (265) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klares dunkelbraun mit wenig Schaum. Röstmalze, etwas Kaffee, Karamell, angenehm würzig, im Abgang leicht bitter.
chucklemation (879) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with a thin off-white foam head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, toffee, and hints of roast. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, some roast. Has a light body, with a crisp feel. Good.
snoworsummer (3540) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy bubbly tan bead. Tastes like sweet chocolate malt, roasted nuts, and woody with a hint of ash. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, nutty, chocolate, woody, light earth.
puboflyons (2642) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Lots of milk chocolate in the aroma. Some earthy hop notes. Light to medium body. The taste has a big milk chocolate sweetness with a dry bitterness lingering at the end.
YorkshireG73 (54) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Craft Beer Cafe Halifax. Nothing like a porter but good. When cold from keg smooth with initial nutty mouthfeel like melted hazelnut ice cream splashed with a dash of Speyside single malt. Well balanced. Very slight porter hints once warmed up. More mellow smoky roast comes through with a slight berry aroma. Hint of vanilla pod. Now I’m getting marshmallow - this beer is like something created by Willy Wonka. Now the hops are coming through with more roast after 20 mins. Bitterness towards the last mouthfull like cold espresso. Brilliant beer.