Linc (737) - Sydney, - JUL 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Freshly poured, the aroma is strong and full of chocolate and coffee. Unfortunately, with the tight head and flat body that comes from using a sparkler, the aromas are soon lost. Serving at subzero temps doesn’t help with the flavour release either.
First few sips are really pleasant giving a great first impression but my palate soon got used to the full malt character and started to concentrate on the underlying diacetyl character. Rancid butter really isn’t that appealing to me so it really slowed progress towards the end of the pint. I really liked this one at the start but it got less and less impressive the more I drank.
Oakes (11825) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Med brown. Mostly caramelly aroma. Sweet and with a touch of sour, I guess not as well -developed as I’d like.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub
Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavors are roasty, smoke, roasted coffee and grainy
Decent, thin mouthfeel
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Maroon brown color, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of fruity coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee.
CH-303 (1318) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown, nice amount of dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit. Slight coffee and chocolate.
Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted. Dark chocolate.
Info: 285 ml draft (schooner), 2/6-2013
WilleLW (166) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black coloured beer with a off-white head. Aroma of malts, some coffee and hints of chocolate. Taste of coffee-bitterness, weak hints of chocolate and some roasted malts. Unfortunately with a somewhat watery body, otherwise it is pretty good. Not too interesting.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewery. Rich creamy with a smooth roasted finish. A good porter.
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Lord Nelson, March 2012. Dark brown with a hint of red and tight, creamy off-white head. Sweet, milk chocolate, coffee and berry fruits, leading to a dryish finish. Good.
bigbish (493) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good porter from Lord Nelson. Goes down smooth, had quite a few sitting outside watching the bats.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dark brown-red body with an average sized off-white head. Aroma-taste of tar, chocolate and coffee with a roasty-smokey finish. Medium bodied.
GT2 (7896) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro at the Lord Nelson Brewery on the Rocks in Sydney Harbour. Pour was a clear ruby with a nice Irish dry stout nitro head- thick and creamy beige with great nitro retention and sheety nitro lace. Aroma, of course, muted albeit some tobacco and Whoppers malt balls come through. Taste is light coffee, creamy, caramel, light bitterness from roasted and chocolate malt. Slightly oily on the palate and even a bit syrupy. Certainly not watery like most dry stouts.