Westmeister (1804) - 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.
Ragademalion (3) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent flavor in this porter. Delicious texture, great color. A favorite brew.
tillmac62 (237) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBD 3/09/15. Very dark amber pour, but not opaque, with a dark ruby element. Below average head, lacing and retention. Very weak nose of roast and chocolate over a mineral note. Nice medium body with a touch of creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with minimal effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding - intense, balanced and complex. It begins with bitter dark chocolate that flows into a blend of light roast and coffee. The middle is moderate hop bitterness over a light sweetness with nut and grain characteristics. The finish is somewhat clean with a slightly astringent note.
BeerBillyCLE (11) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First taste was actually more disappointing than this current rating. Expected much more taste and character. Rather flat in those aspects all the way around
Garrold (1603) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, reddy brown. Some yeasty lumps. Halo of off white head. Dark chocolate. Some raisin. Hint of smoke. Taste is sugary sweet. A little ashy dryness. Bit of booze on the palate. Finishes light bitter.
bartlebier (1873) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bb11/2014. Clear copper-brown liquid pour, decent crema. Aroma of bayleaf, diluted caramel and light coffee roast translates into a herbaceous, metallic milk chocolate, liquorice root lemonade, toast, with very modest sweetness or lustre besides distracting green/wet hop notes. Thin palate, and not that rich a taste for the abv investment: a far cry from their sumptuous milk stout.
Mr_Pink_152 (932) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Dark red-brown beer. Aroma has chocolate but is also a touch metallic. The taste follows the aroma, but is again is metallic, but has nice toasted malts.
Beachmaster (162) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black, with a moderate khaki head that fades quickly. Good lacing. Nose is dark malt and cocoa. Taste is dark malt with a hint of chocolate. Finish is short, with a touch of hop. Very well-balanced, well-made porter.
witthatsbier (268) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
35.5 CL BOTTLE
Pours a dark brown with thin white head that dissappears in seconds
Aroma is sweet malt with a bit of dark chocolate and coffee
Taste malty bit of mocha and a dry light bitter finish
overall ok which is just what can be said about most of this breweries beers
jamestulloch (1495) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of treacle, rich chocolate cake and Coca-Cola. Sweet flavour of chocolate, soft plum and brown sugar. Thin body with a watery texture. Quite fizzy. Not bad, but a bit too thin and sweet.
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with my brother in-law. Pours a cola like colour, thin light brownish head that dies to nothing. Nose is sweet chocolate malt. Tastes sweet, raisiny, bitter chocolate. Smooth.