Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mikkeller SF. A lot of citrus in the nose. Primarily orange. Some dark chocolate as well. Dark brown with a light brown head. Taste is all dark chocolate and roast with a moderate to low fruitiness and a significant alcohol warning/ burn on the back end. Almost causes heartburn. Tames out after a bit but just ok it guess. Orange expression is nice but base beer seems way too thin and roasty for a porter.
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Pours dark brown with small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are oranges, espresso, cocoa, and light smoke. Tastes fairly weak for a barrel aged beer. Roasty with some chocolate and light oranges. Light barrel notes in the finish. An ok porter, pretty boring.
NBird (342) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Cola brown/black small head
Smells.. yuzu/orange citrus zest, fresh spice green leaf, marnier barrel, coffee and choc.
Tastes.. Coffee, choc, grand marnier barrel/orange liqueur
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Mikkeller SF. $9.5/25cl. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a nice, dark brown head. Chocolate oatmeal, dark fruity, a bit smoky, slightly smoky aroma. Dull carbonation with a goopy mouth feel. Char / tar, burnt malty, moderately smokey flavor with some orange citrus. Full body. Sort of interesting but a little hard to drink.
HopRedHead (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr Bird. Pours black with a dark khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark cocoa, espresso, and orange lollies and peel. Taste is big chewy espresso driven by a lively carbonation. Lots of coffee bitterness, roasted malts. Very zesty finish, tastes like an orange peel being squeezed onto your tongue. Dry, bitter finish with lingering coffee and zest. An unlikely but winning combination.
jkwood04 (3801) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle in a hotel glass. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some orange and citrus, some light oak, hints of alcohol and wine-like characteristics, a light spiciness, and some dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor the same with a very interesting blend. Smoother texture. Really good, but bordering on being too weird.
tom10101 (2662) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ L’Express de Lyon (Mikkeller Tap Takeover). Dark brown (almost black) with a small brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of orange liquor, roasted malt chocolate and light peated notes. Taste is also of orange liquor, light acidity, roasted malt and chocolate. Body is wark for a Porter. Moderate carbonation. With a little more body, this one could be pretty good. Nice balance.
gendv138 (1043) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Super tight bottle cap. Pours black with a tinge of brown and two and a half fingers of tan head. Nice lacing. Aromas of bitter roast, chocolate, coffee, Grand Marnier, light peat, orange. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, Grand Marnier, orange fruit and peel. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Like a chocolate covered orange with a splash of Grand Marnier.
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Mikkeller SF. Good aroma. Sweet. Chocolate, licorice, little vinious.little berry Dark orangy brown color. Ok head and lace. Sweet salty flavor. Medium body. Creamy fluffy mouthfeel. Kind of spiced dry sweet Finish. It’s good. Aroma not particularly interesting. Flavor better. Nothing great. Nothing offensive.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikeller SF, black pour, brown head, licorice aroma, chocolate, taste is orange, oak, chocolate, fruity, lovely beer all around.