imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque deep brown black with ok tan head and good lace, diminishing to a small but ok coverage. Light aromas of milky mocha chocolate oats, bread, biscuit light rye, grain cracker, light floral grassy hops - biscuit and crackers to the front. Medium full body, chewy caramel front, making way for a light back end, finishing lightly roasty, hints of rye pepper among a generous chocolate and nutty pale malt character.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s Satellite 10k Shindig. Cheers to whoever brought this along. Brown oily pour. Medium white head. Nose is relatively robust. Chocolate. A bit of soy sauce. Burnt toast. Taste is similar. Umami. Salty chocolate. Toast. Plenty of ash. Dry with a slick oily finish. Medium body, soft carb.
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours rich brown with a frothy, tan head. Rich brown bread and chocolate in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor with subtle roast character, toasted brown bread, pleasant cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish with mellow ripening berries and milk chocolate. Nice enough.
Theydon_Bois (12687) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Wingmanwillis, shared at the satellite 10K tasting CBC Clerko, 19/08/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan covering that dissipates to spotting and edgework.
Nose is roasted malts, cocoa rub, earthy, brown bread, dark toffee.
Taste comprises chocolate, fruit loaf, tangy dark fruits, light roast, chocolate cake.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with roasted tones.
mR_fr0g (5333) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Caramel brown clear coloured pour with a lasting halo of light tan head. Aroma is caramel, light metal, rusty penny, berry and raisin fruit. Flavour is dirty berry, choc and caramel malt, nice dirty berry. Palate is medium sweet, highish slightly chalky carbonation. Pretty good
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle big thanks to Dave! It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty brown sugar, wood, roasted malt, coffee and dirt. The taste is toasty, earth, coffee, burnt fruit cake, caramel, espresso, wood and light alcohol with a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Solid.
mkel07 (4290) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium June 2013. Decent porter with black colour and hints of vanilla and toffee. Long dry finish.
wvhoran (397) - Tasmania, - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Frenchman’s Cap with James and James. Pours dark into our plastic mugs, with a nice tan head. The aroma is an abundance of chocolate, coffee, and dark malts. The flavour is bitter chocolate, a little fruity (prunes, plum) and a little spicy. Coffee. Lovely.
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, chocolatey, lightly spicy aroma. Mostly chocolate on the palate, w light spice and chewiness. Good brew. Only a little bit of rye.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint Size Bottle- a very enjoyable porter. A good malt profile. A well made beer.
ShaneJ (726) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Plonk. Black with medium, quickly fading tan head, smoky, roasty aroma, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, peppery, dry finish, full body. Loved it.