KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with lace. Nose of brown sugar, light roast, some fruit and veggies, caramel, raisin. Robust flavor, berries, chocolate, alcohol and spice. Decent.
dlovell2 (903) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt aroma with vanilla and coffee. Flavor starts roasted malt with sweet caramel, molasses, and vanilla. Some cocoa flavors in finish and finishing coffee. Really nice, roasty, flavorful porter.
Homer321 (2152) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. pour is almost black with a small, light tan head, garnet highlights. Aroma is chocolate with a light grapey note. Taste is milk chocolate with some bitterness coming though eventually. Slightly sticky on the lips. Fairly solid beer. Just a hint of alcohol noted.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Bittersweet and pretty robust in flavor and feel. Doesn’t really follow the porter style to a tee, but it don’t matter. Rich chocolate, coffee (slight) and decent balance. Nice brew. Thanks Thomas."
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a small beige head. Fruity viola and licorice aroma, woody, raisins, figs, some caramel. Fruity vinous flavor, raisins, licorice, spicy, figs, some vinegar.
AndySnow (4104) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with no head.
Aroma: Spices, ginger.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Ginger, spices, cinnamon.
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown, robust malty aroma. Chocolate malts graham crackers. Pretty nice porter. ,
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of stem ginger, biscuits and coffee. Tart, earthy flavours, with lots of candied peal. Finish was sharp bitterness, some burnt malt and gingerbread.
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Very dark brown to black color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, a lot of herbs or spices, lightly roast, lots of spices. Medium body and carbonation. Not my thing at all.
evergreen0199 (2144) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, slightly roasty, malty, chocolate, slight bitterness.
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. With ginger and orange peel. Nose is big candied ginger preserve, spicy and fresh bit not much else. Opaque dark brown coloured pour wiry a halo of cream head head. Flavour is big ginger, spicy orange tang and dark choc, ginger dominates the flavour. Palate is medium full with highish carbonation. Too much ginger.