beer4eternity (212) - 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 ísupermarketí available beer this is really good.
tmalaher (57) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and dark. Not much foam. A bit of a sour hit. Refreshingly different from all the IPAs out there
OsuStu (194) - - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, near black and opaque. Khaki head that is minimal. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, oak, and plums. Walnut, leather, chocolate, coffee, prune. Medium body. Slightly spicy finish.
ColaKid (81) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was actually pretty impressed with this beer. Their other ales are good but this dark beer was a cut above. Very smooth for a porter with decent chocolate overtones and subtle bitterness. Full flavour and a nice toasted malt flavour. Very good and will definitely have again.
Marc280 (44) - - MAR 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head that fades quickly. Coffee and roasted malt aroma that come though in the taste too, although with a slight coffeeish bitterness. Quite thin in body. Canít help but think it would be a better beer with more malt backbone. Good but not great.
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adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, with bright brown reflections. Tiny slightly off-white head. In aroma - cold coffee, honey, blueberries and bit ash-ish. In taste itís almost completely different. Almost all the fruity and sweet notes are gone. Now itís much more coffee front. Has this coffee sourness as well with a bit of chocolate, and caramel melted in it. Bitterness is rather small. Although itís rather dry, does feel like itís sweet in the end. Feel more like porter-ish beer or even tmave, than stout which bartender told me it supposed to be.
YigSvartka (273) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black hue with a relatively quickly dissipating beige head. Pleasant but minor aroma with notes of dark roast and chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Mid bodied and rather creamy. Initial taste is dark roast and cocoa which immediately progresses into a delicious amalgamation of vanilla, honey and caramel as well as the aforementioned chocolate and roast, concluding with a slightly dry finish. Quite nice.
blipp (7865) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with an off white head. Burnt malts, mild roast, some nutty malty sweetness, and light earthy bitterness. Pretty good.
solidfunk (6875) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly uninspired. Some roast and light coffee, but not a huge palate on this. Pours black with ok head and lacing. Light bitter finish with some cloying tangy aftertaste. Bottle from Manitoba Liquor Mart.
reebtogi (5402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger and a half of light tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted grains with some coffee notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nicely crafted brew that doesnít specify the style, but I would agree that it is porterlike. Nicely balanced and flavorful.
cards04 (2577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown bordering on black. Thin for a porter. Aromas of earth and dust, chocolate, caramel, and chocolate. Similar flavours. Everything is a bit faint. Needs to be amped up a bit.