Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The pour yields a ruby-tinted dark cola color. The thinnest of beige heads rest on top. The aroma is ripe with fresh breads, roasted malts, cocoa beans, dirt. The mouth is a little thin for my liking. There needs to be a bit more depth to this I think. The bubbles are too prominent. There is a lot of chocolate in this beer. Definitely the main player here. Chocolate malt, bitter coffee, grounds, and a bit of alcohol on the back end. This beer is simple and doesnít bring much complexity, but thatís okay.
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Real Ale Store, Newark. Almost black colour thin white head. Fruity chocolate aroma taste us mainly sweet with a roasted bitterness.
Powderfin (4) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice bold creamy porter with the right amount of heft. If youíre looking for a decent porter, this is a good choice. Appreciated it first on tap at Trollhaugen Ski Area, it made me an OíSO fan.
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Roasty, chewy, robust, judicious, creamy, bold, complex, immense..." Roasted malts, cocoa and dark chocolate, vanilla, dark rum alcohols; very dark brown, opaque; licorice, leather, semi sweet chocolate, barrel char, vanilla, milk chocolate finish; medium full body, creamy, smooth, mellow; really complex and deep flavors, excellent porter.
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off white head. Peat with coffee and dark berries. Vanilla oak barrel with toffee and nutty black tea. Chocolate milkshake with funky notes. Spritzy yeast with spices. Dry, nutty finish, hints of bonfire. Very good.
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) 6.7% Pours a black colour with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some caramel. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, slight lactose and some cherry. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A lingering, roasted bitterness in the finish. A robust, roasty porter which is very complex. Tastes similar to a milk stout but with a lot more body, like an imperial milk stout but overall a flavourful, but easy drinking, light porter. So weird but delicious.
CanIHave4Beers (3676) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically black with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and roasty without coming off as terribly sweet. Itís got a bunch of chocolate and some mild coffee, some light berry, and just a touch of chalk and dark fruit.
The flavor is very pleasantly roasty without displaying any manner of abuse with roasted malt bitterness. There is a nice mild bitterness throughout much of which seems hop driven. Itís not overly sweet, but certainly lightly so, itís got a nice chocolate and mild caramel character to it and as it warms more berry comes out. The only thing that bugs me a little is that itís boozy, like noticeably so it wouldnít surprise me one bit if this were a 9% abv Imperial Porter. Iíd love to see the same beer dialed down in alcohol by about 2% because everything else here is just delicious.
MadRobin (2501) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dino's Restaurant in Portage, WI.
Opaque, near black with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee, vanilla and chocolate.
Bittersweet taste of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee, cocoa, peat and vanilla.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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miyauchi38 (978) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with an off white head. Nose is roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is semi-sweet with thick, creamy mouthfeel. Nice brew.
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HarryPlopper (49) - - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla aroma. Nice dark color. Smooth mouth feel. Low carbonation. Sweet, vanilla taste, alight bitter aftertaste.