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 doesn’t bring much complexity, but that’s okay.
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@maja/talo. Opaque black color with creamy light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, Taste is malty with long bitter and somewhat sweet aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, malt and hops.
shrubber85 (10351) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet coffee /chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Nice - on the dry side.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
minihame2 (436) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, slightly translucent against light with a little tan head. Malty aroma, not too strong, some oats as well. Taste starts very easy, then ends with a bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Tastes pretty much like what you’d expect from your typical porter. Mouthfeel is somewhat light but still smooth and creamy with easy carbonation. Decent porter but there are plenty of better ones out there.
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reading BF 2016 and drunk at home. Black dark brown beer lasting tan head. roasty malt aroma with some character some chocolate some dark fruits. decent carbonation. really quite a decent likeable drinkable porter. fine. Blackcurrant biscuit with melted chocolate and cream.
Marduk (5999) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear brown color. Tiny size, beige bubbly head, disappears. Sweet, coffee, toffee, alcohol, caramel in aroma. Coffee, caramel, roast in taste. Coffee and roast and sweet in aftertaste. Nice one.
FatPhil (13254) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Nice rich roasty aroma, bit of choc there. Taste is slicker, sticky and coco powder taste. Dry powdery. palate. Pretty rough and messy.
martjoobolut (2799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours brown. Aroma is sweet, oats, malt, some fruits. Flavor is sweet and malty, roast, fruits, some oats. Overall: good.
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Bottle shared by Phil. Dark brown beer, almost no head. Nose is roasty, coffee, ashy notes, some chocolate. Flavor is roasty, ashy, milk chocolate. Finishes with more ash, roast, chocolate. Not bad.
Hanoi (799) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is smokey, vanilla,, hint of coffee, chocolate. Taste follows, with rich dark chocolate, vanilla, smoke, charcoal, cream, coffee icecream and a lightly bitter licorice finish. Rich mouthfeel.
A really lovely beer.