Sissio (748) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep darknrown, minimal brown head. Toffee, milk chocolate, coffee, perhaps a hint of metallic. Watery, with cocoa beans and milk chocolate, hint of burnt wood. Chocolate aftertaste.
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is coffee, malty, roasted and sweet. Flavor is velvety, sweet, coffee and stouty. Finishes dry and bitter.
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery webshop. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice and dark chocolate, overlayed by pine cones and wild berries. Taste is medium bitter roasty and medium tart fruity. Notes of black berries and red currants, pine cones, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted wood. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, good porter
Marstonlad (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Marble Arch, Manchester. A black color and a medium-sized dense head. The aroma features roasty chocolaty notes, as expected; malty notes dominate. Taste is sweetish with soft, round maltiness emphasizing chocolate. The palate is barely medium-bodied but velvety in texture with a flat to average carbonation. Decent, if a bit basic chocolate stout.
Nische (922) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/red with a decent head. Malty and chocolate aroma. Flavour is nicely balanced between milk chocolate and roast. A solid beer.
jookos (2751) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@aibf14. Dark brown. Roasty malty, dark chocolate, some woodyness on nose. Light bodied, but quite nicely flavourful. Brown malty, dry finish. Surprisingly good.
Nisse666 (4560) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the AIBF 2014 no 1 cons 2014-11-14 Göteborg
AR: dry chocolate, wee coffey
AP: hazy brownm wee beige stouthy head
F: dry choclate, liqurice, dry, tar , - good traditional brown ale (not a porter or stouth according to the brewer)
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pump at Cask and Kitchen, London. Pours black with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light dryness. Mellow and fruity aromas of milk chocolate and notes of apples and hazel nuts. Medium to light bodied. Very soft carbonation. Light dry finish.
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Hazy dark body with a low head. Malty, but quite thin for a porter.
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
September 5, 2014 at The Southampton Arms (visit #1) - handpull. Clear deep brick red with a smallish lasting mottled tan foamy head. "hmm ... hmm ... hmm ..." - smells and tastes like a chocolate/light coffee mild - not a ton of body, but plenty of taste - more baker’s chocolate than Nestles - and a surprising amount of grassiness once you adjust to the chocolate presence - and hardly any alcohol on the nose either. Thinnish and still mouthfeel, and the bitterness does build past the finish - still plenty of cocoa in there at the end - easy to drink, but not amazing.