TimsRatings (421) - - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 22oz bottle. Poured dark with a cream head about 1 finger’s width.
Mild pleasant aroma. Espresso comes through pretty well without tasting of coffee grounds. Bit of fruitiness in the taste, which seems to become the major aftertaste component.
Not bad. Not outstanding, but not bad.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet but not overly so. Chocolate notes are well balanced with the espresso, and the head is fine and long lasting
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
very dark brown. The aroma is rich sugaryy malt. The head is white and sparse. The flavor... watery sweet maltiness. Body is tingy and cool. More of a malty water than a porter in the familiar sense.
daniele (6080) - ITALY - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scura buona schiuma media persistenza cioccolato caffe buona luppolatura secchezza media
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Beers Of Europe shared with Steve.
Nice ruby brown pour with a generous sized creamy head.Aromas of coffee and cocoa with a little chocolate.Roast malt,coffee and chocolate in the flavour.Easy to drink and tasty porter.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really drinkable porter, choc & espresso aroma medium bodied and nice smooth finish.
bytemesis (3981) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap. Pours clear deep ruby brown with a large creamy nitro tan head. Aroma is coffee, cigarettes, cocoa, cardboard. Flavor is about the same, light sweet and light bitter. Light body and watery.
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate aromas. Dry with chocolate upfront turning to soy and espresso in the lasting finish.
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation opaque cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt and mild chocolate. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting roasted malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt chocolate and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin, brief, light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of coffee, chocolate. Flavor is similar: roasty, hints of chocolate and coffee. A bit of a quick, bitter bite in the finish. A straightforward, but excellently crafted porter.