gertialex (5) - - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Black Coffee Colour, thin tan head that doesn’t last. At the end you see elements of proteins or yeast. Aroma is roasty, burnt and woody. Medium sweet taste, roasty with subtle notes of hops. Easy to drink despite the 8% ABV. Really nice and smooth Porter.
DiarmaidBHK (2272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Reston Wine Cabinet. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. A bit of roasted on the nose. A bit thin on the tongue. Flavor fades as it warms. Solid but not spectacular.
MrsSwoop (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark chocolate pour, foamy frothy head. "a Handsome beer". aroma of roasted nuts, chocolate. roasted malts, chocolate in flavor. Fuller body. dry finish. Like not love
swoopjones (4206) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Aurora Brew Works, East Aurora, NY. Dark pour, white head. Creamy body & mouthfeel. Chocolate, roasted malts, touch of coffee in aroma. Flavorful, chocolatey, mild to medium roast. Fuller mouthfeel. Nice Porter
Bamsen78 (819) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and dried fruit. Roasty, malty flavour with notes of caramel and coffee beans. Very well balanced. Dryish aftertaste. Needs to be re-rated as the bottle had been open for 24 hours. Still, very good.
JCB (3795) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Sam’s, Durham. One of the better examples of the style I’ve had in years, and a nice bargain to boot. Nice soupy dark brown pour, with a thick silken head, tons of lacing, and an overall appealingly substantive look. Rich and chocolatey as fuck, with dry notes everywhere for balance. Really a superlative example of the style, elegant and never too boozy.
andrewturba (455) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque very dark brown with a brown head that quickly amounts to a soapy long lasting ring around the glass and leaves great lace. Aroma is rich sweet maltiness, licorice, toast, dried plums, raisins, toffee and mild alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts just short of being burnt, medium bitterness, dark malt dryness, rich sweet malt, toffee, dried fruits and alcohol.
Reimer96 (589) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet dried fruits like prunes and dates, cocoa and nice floral hop notes. Taste is sweet dried fruits, chocolate, bitter cocoa, slight roasted malts and a nice smooth bitterness on the finish. Finishes slightly dry but has a really good balance of sweet malts, bitterness and alcohol warmth. Would definitely drink this again and again.
gunnar (3584) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours almost pitch black with a big, fast collapsing tanned head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Smooth silky mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet chocolate, moderate burnt coffee to balance it off. Lingering bitter chocolate mixed with burnt coffee, even some smoked notes in the back.
chimpgibbon (31) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark brown with tan head and nice pointillist lacing. Nice rounded choco malt aroma, bit of booze. Gorgeous on the palate, bit of carbonation sizzling the rich and earthy taste onto the tongue. Top drawer porter, slightly heavy on the boozy finish.
thirdeye11 (4978) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml bottle) very dark brown, lasting dark tan head. Nose is so rich, cream, graham cracker, milk chocolate, complex and awesome. Taste of milk chocolate, chocolate malt, rich and creamy, smooth, cocoa nibs, not bitter at all just rich and delicious.