Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, - JAN 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee and caramel with a some rich stone fruit. Appearance: great dark body with a great tan head that left sticky lacing. Flavour: bitter dark chocolate notes with a hint of coffee definite dark plum and fortified wine notes balanced out by a great powerful hop bitterness (but not much hop flavour which seems true to porter style) stopping this from becoming sickly. Palate: rich and thick with a long lingering bitter hop, sweet malt and roasted barley.
thewolf (10537) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks bluebetty.
Pours deep brown to black with a lovely, medium, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, nuts, mild vinious, soft spicy. Low carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, mildly roasted, soft hazelnuts. Soft viniousness in the finish. Lovely.
fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured a reddish black color, a decent half inch tan head that does hold retention well. Leaves some lacing but not much.
S-- Coffee, chocolate and nuts. Not a big booze smell to this for an 8% beer but you do get a warming feel in the nose.
T-- Light chocolate, coffee (more like espresso), a little bit of toffee or carmel in this. Vanillia would be a great touch to this.
M-- Flavors stay in the mouth for a while. Especially the coffee taste. Not as thick as hoped but solid. Get a warming sensation pretty quickly in the mouth and the combination of coffee and chocolate is good.
D-- Bigger than the Coopers Stout and better just due to the flavor profile. Good mix of chocolate, coffee and then the touch of sweetness with a bit of a bite in the end. Very drinkable but not scary drinkable due to the hidden ABV. Is a little boozy. Good end of night beer on a cold night.
Murrays could come up with a really good version if they did a Oak aged Porter. Needs just a little more sweetness though in this.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just on cool and into a snifter. Fairly dull pour results in a thin, tight tannish pad, miserly fuelled by sluggish, minute bubbles, atop a deep cola brown body, just off bright. Aroma of fresh strapped leather, boozy cherry brandy, plums, fruit tingle candy, smoke and dark chocolate. Spicy warming alcohol leads the way in the mouth to be drowned out by a long linger of dark chocolate, charred wood and ash. There is dark stonefruit on the palate, and a hit of vinous, port-like notes in the rear but this is also slowly smothered by the chocolate malt. The body is on the lighter side of medium and it is very softly spoken on the tongue, smooth in the swallow. It levels out quickly, as it warms it seems to simplify rather than show more character. A nice Porter, but lacking something like personality. (33cL, BB 29/06/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes assez doux de malt chocolaté et fruité. Robe brune foncée et limpide, légère dentelle et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, la bière se montre assez délicate pour un Porter à 8% d’alcool. Les saveurs maltées sont franches mais peu rôties, portant sur le chocolat sucré et les fruits mûrs. L’alcool demeure bien dissimulé. Finale maltée assez douce.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- lovely dark colour. Good caramel biscuit malt aromas. Good malt balance throughout, with a nice malt bitter finish.
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Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - white head. Chocolate, roasted, nutty, berries, light hoppy, high malty, needs some burned malts to be a porter, high sweetness, vanilla. A bit boring.
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel with notes of cocoa powder.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel and hops.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted dark malty and light breadish. Thick malty, chocolate and light breadish dark malty. Bitter, chocolate and light sweetness into the finish.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark caramelly brown, very small offwhite head.
mild roasted malts, mild malty sweetness. mild dark malty beer aroma, but not very dark. flavor is sweet malty, caramelly.
JanLaursen (2493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear brown beer with red edges and a small off-white head. aroma is butterscotch, roasted malts, caramel. Taste is dark malts, medium sweet with a bitter, light fruity finish.