Iphonephan (2580) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 375 ml bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit and toasted grain. Flavors of chocolate, licorice and roasted malt. Lingering bitter finish.
Countbeer (3875) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized creamy beige oany head on top of a black colored beer with a brown edge.
Aromas of roast, liquorice, chocolate, mocha, toffee, hint of coffee, cacoa and a hint of something light marshmellows.
Flavours of roasted malts, some liquorice, hint of marzepin, hay toast, light coffee, toast, bitters, chocolate and a hint of something light spicy. Very nice.
Aftertaste roasted malts, hay toast, liquorice, cacoa and bitters.
Low carbo, water mouthfeel, good medium body and a light watery texture.
Easy drinkable, full flavour.
culchiem (2213) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate malt. Flavour is powdered chocolate, dry raisin, roast malt, jam and some warming roasted alco. Finish is long dry roast.
agent_persik (276) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, medium brown head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, a bit smoky. Taste is dry with mildly bitter finish and hoppy aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice porter for easy drinking.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another bottle, corked. Opens with a fizz, pours a dark red and forms a big head on a dark beer. Smells of Belgian yeast to me, and a little ash. Nothing too exciting there. Body is quite thin but not foamy. Taste has a little ash, yeast, chocolate, definitely molasses. The aftertaste is slight chemical astringency and yeast. Decent porter, but nothing special.
probstblueribbon (2701) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle from LCBO shared with a friend. Very deep mahogany with a so-so tan head. Rich chocolate, a little coffee, nice toasted character. Medium body, relaxed effervescence. Nice chocolate notes, a little coffee, a little cooked green pepper, fair; dry with reasonable bitterness and a nice chocolate finish.
stevoj (1603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with medium foamy head. Aroma of roast grains, chocolate. Taste is sharp, whiskey barrel, dark chocolate, espresso. Mouthfeel is just right, smooth and velvety. Lingering dark chocolate on the palate. Nice!
Gorm (743) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart som natten med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smak av malt sjokolafe, kaffe, anis og røyk. Cardinal.
nilsas (847) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God lukt av kaffe, sjokolade, lakris og karamell. Dyp sort farge. Lite skum. Preget smak av kaffe med en ettersmak av karamell.
HipHopOpotamus (186) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Tesco store in London, UK. Also tasted at the Meantime brewery pub, as well as buying a bottle from LCBO ( I think it was just a seasonal special ) in Canada. Good porter, bit pricey at the brewery but nice part of town to visit.