reebtogi (4437) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle pours a rich brown almost black color with a 2 and a half finger light beige head which leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate with some hints of coffee and nuts. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Well balanced with a medium body and modest carbonation. A very enjoyable porter with robust flavors that is very satisfying.
VamboladeTolly (327) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours dark brown with medium brownish-sticky head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, slight coffee, watery. Taste is over medium roasted, bit watery, coffee. Drinkable.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Our Black Heart, Camden on 23 Jun 2012. Poured black, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke and brown sugar. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with some coffee and caramel. Finish was dark fruit, grain and mild spice.
SilverfoX (469) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
raisins and tar, very dark red and creamy head, very rich fruity chocolate flavour, body is a bit watery
mile (3162) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light chocolate with light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some roasted malt and light chocolate. Finish is short to average, malty dryish, some roasted malt and light metal, light hoppyness. Watery porter with sharp metal in the finish. Not enough roastiness and bitterness to support thin body.
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 (611) - 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 (317) - 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 (1027) - 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 (17904) - 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 (6603) - 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.