awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer for a cold night. A sweet licorice smell as this one is poured. Nice tan head develops with just a modest bit of lacing. First taste has a sweet start with a small hop bite. Leaves a clean finish and a quite enjoyable beer.
vodka4blood (97) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Three words: not black enough! I understand its maybe designed to be a smooth-drinking porter, but I just expect all stouts & porters to be about as dark as a beer can get, visibly speaking. Flavors are nice, smells good as well, with roasty notes, yet little or no smoky characteristics sometimes found in this variety.
beerbaaron (1470) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear ruby brown with khaki head. Dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffer and a hint of licorice all stand out. Medium body. Semi sweet. Mild roast. No bitterness. Very good.
MarinEvelyn (632) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, hops, creamy, milky mix. A nice mix of hops and malt/creamy chocolate. Smooth.
BeerInHeaven (194) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cola brown with a smallish tan head. malty aroma with some earthiness. tastes bittersweet with some roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Some slight bitter on the finish. good beer!
wimpyjoe (4953) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Victorian Craft Beer Cafe, Halifax. Dark amber-brown with a very thin head. Has a light but decent roasted malt aroma and taste with a hint of chocolate in the latter aspect. Very easy drinking for its strength and there’s a fair dark malt sweetness evident throughout its character.
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is chocolate, liquorice, light bitterness.
jmgreenuk (5247) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is creamy caramel malt. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a sweet malty chocolate caramel liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
fezzy (91) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2015 Nose has a surprising amount of licorice, along with bitter cacao, coffee, and nutty malt. The licorice turns to balancing aromatic hop on the palate, along with plenty of cocoa, some coffee, and nutty and roasty malts. Nice hopping (earthy and mellow from the Kent Goldings) along with the carbonation provides an easy mouthfeel and drinkability that makes me want to drink more than one of this dark beer. A solid porter.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, reddish-brown beer, no lacing, big head fades off, pleasant warm alcoholic malty smell. Aftertaste isn’t wonderful, a little too effervescent. Good mouthfeel, nice taste, nutty for a porter, not too alcoholic taste, malty, good overall.
stoutgap (39) - 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.