Xstream (176) - - 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.
stoutgap (35) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle to glass,average light tan head that rapidly deminished. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with a touch of hops.Very thin chocolate cola flavor that quickly left. Just not a very good porter.
Concealer (849) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear brown with a thin beige head that lasts in a ring. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, toasted nuts, and light caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light dark fruit and coffee notes. Light plus bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated with a dry finish.
SilverfoX (469) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of nuts with a touch of fruit, looks just like flat cola, tastes like chocolate and hazlenut smooth without being cloying excellent
dlihcsnatas (377) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black brew with small head that dies fast. At first sniff thought it was root beer. Has a slight chocolate aroma but does have a root beer thing going on. Taste is chocolate malts and a hop dry bitterness, and then there is the root beer thing again. Its not bad but not the best porter out there. From my own personal notes I had this one back in 2011 and thought pretty much the same of it back then too. Maybe I will try it again in another three or so years.
SarkyNorthener (2460) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne for christmas present. Cola like beer with residual head. Aroma of roasted malts and some cocoa. Taste is cocoa, roast malts and a little licorice. Ok beer.
Murrow (80) - 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 (125) - 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 (3387) - 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 (201) - 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.