Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a small light brown head. Fruity malt aroma with a touch of smoke. Sweetish roasted flavour, with licorice, wood and a hint of peat smoke.
drmachata (7) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pours dark brown with modest tan head. Roasted malty nut aroma with toffee overtone. Medium body is velvety; finishes with a hint of smoke. A classic porter.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to ang, had at mes’s gaff. Alround rating: Roasty dark malts, light coffee notes, small berry fruits kicking in, but fairly light and unexciting. Ang told me he had this in the states on nitro keg, it must taste of nothing once nitro has been added.
malrubius (2093) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark dark brown with lasting tan head and some lace. Chocolatey aroma with mild coffee and fruit. Mildly roasted chocolate with mmedium dark fruit and medium coffee bitterness. Medium body and pretty good smooth texture. A pleasant session porter that I wouldn’t mind drinking all night.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffey arroma. Low carbonation, medium to light body. Relatively simple roasted nut flavor profile. Finishes slightly smokey with lingering chocolate and cola.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Nose of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Initial taste beings with a deeply roasted malt touched my coffee and chocolate. Hints of creamines in the background. Nice robust flavor that is balanced and extremely drinkable. Above average palate duration and head retention. Excellent porter.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Cambridge Commons... Poured deep brown with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and bitter-sweet brown sugars. Smooth palate with flavors of roasted cocoa and coffee with smooth, creamy malts. Finish was candy sweet with a low acidic, hop bitterness.
decaturstevo (5432) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour wi th tan head and lace. Medium coffee aroma, roasted maltiness, and a hint of sour. Nice coffee with just a bit of sour finish. Medium bodied and a tad foamy. A pretty good beer.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black (dark brown when held to light) with a dense, creamy, pitted head and sheeting lace. The nose is of coffee, toffee, chocolate and caramel with a touch of dark roast in the background; quite nice. Light to medium-bodied and somewhat creamy with a bitter roasted finish that lingers on the tongue. Dark roast, caramel and coffee with a touch of bittersweet chocolate blend together in the flavor profile, which finishes with bitter roasted malt and a touch of hop bitterness joining in the mix. This is a solid and interesting porter, but I would probably prefer the roastiness of the malt be turned down just a notch. I this beer, but I can’t see myself drinking more than one bottle in a session.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Million Beer March Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to mcox90. Looks brown with light red in the light and thin off white head. Big roasty aroma, some chocolate. Taste is more roasty, some soy sauce, chocolate, big bitter roast malt astringent finish.