johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Chocolate and cocoa flavours blend together. Well balanced and not too overpowering. A classy porter.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with beige head, chocolate and roast malt aroma, chocolate taste with coffee and roast malts slightly sweet with a hint if smokiness.
MikeKeller (560) - Kemi Rock City, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Olutravintola Kukko, Kemi. Clear very dark brown beer with a beige head. Aroma has strong roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour is sweet with caramel malts and roastiness with some bitterness as well. Almost full bodied beer with an oily mouthfeel.
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a nice beige head, some retention and lacing. chcocolate, roasted coffee berries, hint of sweetness and acidity, vanilla and loght woodsy notes, grassy. soft carbonation, light body - some texture, short but present grassy-bitter-coffee finish. very good balance, good drinkability like a porter should be. very enjoyable - would drink few pints of this stuff!
RexTalionis (1425) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Pours dark brown in color with a small tan head. Roasted notes at first, some coffee beans and a bit of burnt wood in aroma. Roasted notes with a bit of coffee and mid-bitter chocolate continues in flavor as well. However the finish has a bit of salty licorice in it.
Mortlach (715) - Rome, ITALY - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/02/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Nera, non molto densa, riflessi mogano, schiuma beige. Naso fantastico, di grande armonia e intensità, sentori di nocciola, cioccolato e vaniglia, leggero tostato. In bocca delude un po’ le attese, è scarica di corpo, watery, un po’ corta, comunque ben bilanciata, ma manca un po’ di "sostanza". La gradazione alcolica sembra piuttosto bassa, si beve bene, ma rimane un po’ contraddittoria. Tra naso e bocca sembrano due birre diverse.
olliejobbins (328) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very dark black with thick toffee coloured head. aroma is of coffee and dark chocolate. taste is fantastic. very bitter, smooth full mouth feel with dark chocolate and coffee.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate. The flavor is more complex. I get some nice chocolate and roasted malt character, as well as a hint of refreshing mint. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint coffee nose. Taste is more subtle coffee and chocolate. Touch of dark fruit. Tad watery bittersweet finish. Solid
Osprey87 (531) - London via, WALES - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2013 - room temp bottle, mid-bodied porter with mild sweet flavour. A little coffee. Not bitter at all. Roasted barley finish is a bit watery. It’s a typical British style porter. Was expecting more.
smaynard6000 (387) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with small beige head. Dominant coffee aroma. Smooth flavor of roasted coffee and chocolate, almost like a stout. Very enjoyable.