beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Attractive appearance; dark brown hue with ruby highlights, thick large foamy tan head quickly diminishes leaving good lacing. Pleasant aromas; moderate heavy malty - chocolate, coffee, roasty toasty slightly burnt malt, toffee, leather, smoke. Tastes great; moderate heavy bitter, moderate sweet. Smooth palate as promised, medium to full body, velvety texture, light carbonation, dry bitter-sweet astringent finish. I have to say that I have many porters better than this but for a ’supermarket’ available beer this is really good.
chinchill (1240) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle consumed in Christchurch NZ.
Pours dark brown loooking nearly black and opaque in the glass. Decent tan head leaves splendid lacing.
Aroma: a very attractive smell of sweet caramel and darker roasted malts with hints of toffee, molasses and dark fruits.
Flavor: Disappointing giventhe excellent aroma. Dark malts with toffee and hints of dark fruits. A tocuh of smoke and black coffee in the aftertaste.
O: great aroma dn pretty good flavor.
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice bitterness and malty flavour straight up but doesn’t linger. Light and surprisingly crisp for a porter. Easy to drink a few, but lacking in body.
kiwianer (3303) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is nice, the body dark-brown. It smells darkmalty, hoppy, aromatic, nice. The taste is darkmalty, aromatic, bit roasty, bit hoppy, Quite good.
KeefOz (713) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
BB 26.3.2014. Poured an opaque black colour with a very slight mahogany tint at the edges and developed a thin light tan bubbly head that quickly diminished to a bubble line. laced poorly. Aroma of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste dominated by roasted grain. Light body - a bit lighter than I was expecting. Smooth with a long roasted grain finish.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks ok and has a bit of a nose to it. Reasonable roast but just far too watery.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33 cl from Dan Murphy’s Geelong, on August 2, 2013.
Clear dark red to black color, light brown head. Sweet, fruity, tobacco scent. Malty, sweet, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Grainy aftertaste. Some chocolate scent too.
AshtonMcCobb (1999) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black but with chestnut tinge. There is a thin crema head some of which hangs around. The nose has millionaire shortbread but also raisins, so it’s fruit and nut bar, really. The taste has dark chocolate and liquorice. The palate is medium bodied with a drying finish. Overall, amazing nose but lacks it in the other department.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark maroon color, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is unsweetened long black. Medium body. Nice.
StevieT (310) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark and with thin head. Very smooth and with a slight hops taste. Could drink a few
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
better than the amber, roasty and coffeeish with a bunch of molasses too, rather weak and watery but it’s nice enough.