Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color Sweet and roasty with coffee, licorice, raisins, toffee. Some old coffee notes. Hint of whisky in finish.
beerfest5 (837) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
such an easy porter to drink, sometimes the palate can be a little rough with porters, but the hops are just enough to ease the malts to not be cloying.
rjplumer (328) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry faint coffee/chocolate smell. Very brown with a tan one finger head. Mild bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of spice. Ends with mild sourness with a touch of sweetness. It’s not a bad Porter but seems to lack anything exciting going on.
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A ruby-black brew. Good frothy head and nice carbonation. Light sweet aromas. Flavor is nice and roasty with coffee notes. Easy drinking. Lingering sweet coffee finish. Very nice overall.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2011. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocoalte flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish.
crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade from beer bill (thanks). Nice porter!! Aroma of roastedness, toffee, and campfire. Taste is similar with toffe and slight bitter hops coming at end. Nice
jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a thick, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some smokiness, a little chocolate, and floral hops. The smokiness in this beer is stronger than most porters, and it’s what I would associate with the porter style. Could be thicker and have a bolder flavor, but very good for its style.
wedgie9 (1664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 10/7/11 from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours an opaque, nearly black, dark brown with a very thick, smooth tan head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. The nose is darkly roasted with coffee, dark chocolate, a very light hint of banana, some dark prune, and vanilla. The flavor is dominated by freshly roasted coffee, along with dark chocolate, vanilla, charred nuts, and just a hint of prune. The body is medium with very lively, stinging carbonation, and a long roasted coffee, charred nuts, and hint of prune finish.
cfrancis (2016) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with a almond brown top. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts and slight chocolate. Taste is a well carbonated dry roasted malts and coffee. Thanks to a great secret santa.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Opaque black brown beer, residual tan bubbles for a head. Light dry palate. Rich roasty malt. Trace of toffee. Bubblegum esters underneath. Minerals. Dry finish. Ok.