laiti (4016) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 05.01.2010
Aroma has roasted malt, some licorice and coffee. Flavour has licorice, some semi‐dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Good, but somehow I expected this to be more rich and smooth.
TheRealMGD (541) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from BW. Bottle opens with an unimpressive pop - not sure how much bottle conditioning is happening. Clear, mahogany pour with red highlights and a medium beige head with excellent retention and leaving heavy lace. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. Nose is medium roast malt, molasses and chocolate. Chocolate, toffee, raisins, coffee, brown sugar and molasses. Hop profile is low, with some subtle spices Finish is medium, dry and roasty. Very well integrated, delicious and sessionable. Almost perfect.
netvare (37) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely carbonated porter with a soft classical taste. Unfortunately the 0.75 bottle is still too small for it.
northropfrye (1376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with brown head, body looks red when held up to the light. Aroma of smoky malts, coffee, bread. Taste is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, malts. Maybe a bit of a thinner palate than I would have liked. Overall, nice.
Thisis12ptfont (646) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subtle aromas of espresso and hops. Brownish black with a thin foam top. Crisp, sharp flavors of toffee, espresso, cocoa and subtle hops. Overall, pretty basic and straightforward. Simple flavors but nice drinkability. I’d give this a B- rating.
DerWeg (1402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml - perfect balance and body with a neat seam of hop & roast dryness to set off the sweet fruit, grain and malts. Aroma is a bit of demarara and wild hay, taste is coffee fruit toffee and mineral with textbook light grainy sourness and tasty-yet-discreet hops showing off a glint of lemon. You just know they put good stuff in this, noble quality here.
8 4 8 5 15 = 4.0
Metalchopz (1785) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Celebrating the new year (2013) with this beautiful brown glass, wine-looking bottle with a cork and cage. Pours a dark brown colour with a big beige, cream-frothy head, that stays long and gives out patchy lacing. Vanilla aromas covering the roasted malts, with notes of the hop eventually coming out, giving some fruitiness over the coffee. Watery coffee taste with a little hop covering the roasted malts. Decent, but just a little too watery for my likings, especially at 6.5% ABV.
BeerFunGuy (256) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a mild smell. It has a beautiful rich blackish brown color with cream head. It tastes smokey with strong coffee notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
monk191 (394) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good porter. Pours an unoriginal light black. Smells great, nutty and little fruity. More interesting then most porters taste. Not bad!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hstreet (41) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting Porter. I really enjoyed this one! Dark rich choco color, wonderful smells and beautiful lacing. Highly recomended.