KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 2 years old. Dark brown with red and lace. Oxidized aroma, winy, with roasted malt, chocolate, berries and raisin. Flavor of wood, charcoal, roasty malt, dark chocolate. Very light body, think and fizzy. Decent. Probably better fresh.
williamstome (679) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruit and a hint of roastiness. Flavor is roasty with a dry finish. An interesting porter.
williamherbert (1193) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dark, dark brown with a light reddish brown around the edges. Tall light brown head. Glorious brown curtain of lace.
Smells like a mix of a Scottish Ale and a Porter. Has the strong, pungent, slightly sour ale smell, with the roasted nutty malt smell. Nice and understated coffee undertones.
Has a Porter beginning, and a Scottish end. Major bite at the end. Really nice balance between the roasted malt and the sour alcohol flavor. The bitter coffee flavor increases as it warms. Tons of caramel and toffee.
Very thick, and has a nice dry finish. A thick feel on the tongue at the end. Slightly ashy, even ... yet surprisingly smooth. This is a really nice brew. Has a pucker to it, but a nice dry balance.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is almost black with a light caramel colored head which is rather fluffy. A nice roasted malt aroma with some caramel and coffee notes. Slight citrus is buried behind the malt. Slight coffee notes with light bitterness. Body is very light, even for a porter; almost watery. Flavors are a bit muted. Finishes out O.K. Overall a bit average after the aroma.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with reddish tints around the edges. The head is tan, but veneer-like. The aroma is roasted barley malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, and some lactic sugars. The flavor is very roasty- bakers chocolate, coffee, and subtle dark fruit- very similar to the aroma. The palate is medium to full with a super chalky-dry finish. An enjoyable, but quite average quaff.
craftycarl21 (2115) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, tints of red and brown, with a light brown fluffy head; quite nice looking really. Aroma holds roasted malt, chocolate, coffee beans, a touch of dark fruit sweetness, and lactic sugars. Flavor holds lots of chocolate and roast, with a chalky dry palate. Not a bad porter really.
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this bottled from the brewery. Poured a dark amber-brown color with off-white slightly creamy head. Aroma sweet, with malts, caramel and a little fruit. Full-bodied with just enough carbonation, this beer tasted initially of malts and caramel, ending with a sweet, smoky, yet smooth finish. Very complex, I enjoyed this beer.
AskForJenny (1011) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Red/brown liquid with dark tan head. Small bubbles. Molasses nose with some smoke, same on palate. This was good.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Barcade. Pours dark brown/black with a thick, tan head. Nose is all roasted malts and some mocha. Flavor follows through with charming bitter malt character. Rich and almost creamy, this is a very smooth drink.
Slipstream (1922) - USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at RnH, where it was called a Scotch, but I thout it was closer to a porter. I see here that it is meant to be a little of both. Black pour. Strong, roasty flavor, with plenty of astringency. Middle Ages doesnt play around with dainty brews. Good stuff.