turtlebirra (19) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours very dark chocolate brown and has a thin beige head, good lacing.
The aroma is coffee, roasted malts and loquorice and some woody hints.
Taste is coffe, chocolate, nuts and a long bitter ending that persists and preserves the coffee taste. Low carbonation.
Easy to drink because of low ABV.
NorthlandBrewr (10) - - OCT 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderfully drinkable classic porter. Chocolate, caramel, and a smooth roasted malt. This is not a beer that is showing off, but it’s a nicely balanced porter, that us full of flavor. I could drink this all night long. When I read the stories of the old English Porters drinking after their shifts, this is the beer I imagine. Don’t know what else I could ask for.
Rangi (594) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black coke poor with lacing down the glass. Aroma of coffee. Very punchy coffee up front mellows out a little with some chocolate coming through. Nice favourable throughout. Very drinkable.
cmacklin (295) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle. (ABV is 4.7%) Pours a clear reddish brown with a large, frothy, tan head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with notes of nuts, chocolate and smoke. Sweet flavour of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, caramel and peat smoke with a dry, bitter coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
Beerheart65 (1001) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black dark brown, clear, light brown frothy head and islands of lacing. Warm chocolate aroma, coffee, salty licorice, cough drop, Good! Medium body, bitter and dry, bitter finish is long with roasted coffee, mild carbonation. Good stuff!
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Ølfestival 2014. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some berries, nuts and grass. Flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong nuttiness, mild sourness, dark berries and very subtle coffee notes. Medium bodied with a bit too high carbonation. Finishes dry with bitter chocolate and some roastiness. Not sure if the mild sourness is intentional or not, but I like this.
martjoobolut (793) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is rich coffee, fruits, and roast. Taste is coffee, roast, dark chocolate, and nuts in the background. Finish is coffee bitter with smoke. Overall: nice brew.
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shred by martjoobolut, thanks! Dark brown, small tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, light sweetness. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, malt, light sweetness, hints at spice. Dry finish with hops. Very drinkable. Light, but not watery.
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The York Tap. Pours dark brown, big beige head, high carbonation. Light roast aromas, chocolate and coffee. Taste is more of the same, with a clean finish. Solid.
Marduk (2792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, malts, slightly earthy notes in aroma. Roasted malts, sour, sour milk? tree branches in taste. Rough, but gentle at the same time. Salty bitter aftertaste. Messy.