yespr (39084) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Churchkey. Pours dark brown to black with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Smooth toasted malty, vanilla and slight caramelish. Lingering dark malty and light vanilla into the finish.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate vanilla and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th June 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and dry. Dry dark malt, no roast or bitterness. Dry dark chocolate. Light bitterish coffee. Whisper of smoke. Dry finish. Standard vanilla porter, lacking the normal Maine fairy dust.
Travlr (19897) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Almost black, small beige edge head. Aroma of cocoa powder and milk chocolate. Taste is mocha, coffee, chocolate. Tasty.
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London with Paul. Pours brown with a small, beige foam head. Burnt cocoa, roasty malt aroma. Medium sweet flavor, light vanilla notes, cocoa, light burnt earth bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Some dusty cocoa to finish, some lightly roasted malts, light toasted grass, subtle burnt sugar. Some sweet tobacco. A really nice, easily drinkable stout. I like it.
rlgk (16903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black beer with a great lasting brownish head. Coffee aroma, malty, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, figs, roasted, peat notes, hay, figs, licorice, viol, tar notes. Coffee and vanilla flavor, woody, salty, peppery, milk, tar, peat, figs, raisins, licorice, chilli notes, hay, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Lovely balance, long bitter peat finish, hay, roasted, dark chocolate, salt and licorice. Just lovely!
Theydon_Bois (16003) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting, thanks Chris, 18/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown approaching black with a thin tan head that departs to the edges.
Nose is roast malt, light molasses, hops, a touch of ginger.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, molasses, hops, a little background pine.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a roasted dry finish.
TBone (15614) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@The Pony Bar, NYC (alc. 6.8%)
My first beer from Maine Beer Co! Dark opaque black color, steady creamy beige head. Roasted, coffeish aroma. Medium-bodied. Toasted, soft, vanilla, coffeish with hints of tobacco. Classic robust stout. Great brew!
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, in color with a small off-white head. Roast is the dominant aroma here with a fair amount of chocolate and cocoa. Smells a bit...dusty? Some hints of vanilla, but not as much as I would have expected. The flavor is a touch watery and thin. Does have a nice chocolate and vanilla character, though. Good, but could have been better.
bhensonb (13611) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma of vanilla and perhaps chocolate. Med body. Flavor is earthy vanilla - really suggesting bourbon! Then chocolate. Hint of coffee.