Xstream (173) - - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not really like a porter i’m used to. Usually they are strong dark flavored. But this one is the first one you can actually see through. It’s more like a hazy amber beer then a porter. This comes back in the taste. It’s very easy going, light and almost refreshing. Not the big flavor profile like most other porters, but it does taste nice. It’s very caramel based. Not much bitter like most porters are (coffee) but well balanced and tasteful.
Murrow (74) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brown with tan head. Mild aroma of roast malt. Opens somewhat flat and simple, almost sweet. Some maltiness and mild hop flavor. Slightly toasty. Warming finish with lingering astringency and some bread and coffee notes. Thin mouthfeel. Overall, this beer is underwhelming, with a somewhat unpleasant finish.
ATulloch (123) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from deeside drinks. Pours a black with a beige head that fades quite quickly. Aromas of chocolate, slight treacle with a slight smokey wood. Flavour of sweet liqurice, malty bread and a chocolate. Quite nice.
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une robe qui fait le style. Un col mousseux peu développé. Des arômes de malts faiblement doux avec un côté herbacé et métallique. Du chocolat et du café froid, certainement. Un goût de mélasse et d’herbes vertes et même piquante. Un corps plutôt moyen et une texture quasiment crémeuse. Une finale chocolatée avec une impression métallique un peu achalante. Buvable, tout de même.
MayumiH (178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown with no head. Lovely chocolate malt taste. Roasty malt character. Enjoyable.
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 (261) - 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 (12) - 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 (1724) - 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 (1981) - 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 (1048) - 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.