crispi (107) - - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. from fridge. served into tall glass. not much head, no lacing.
great aroma of cocoa and caramel, moderately large amount of carbonation, with long mouthfeel. would get this again.
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask pours dark brown with a shockingly large tan head. Light roast anise aroma. Flavor has roast, slight sour malt, not much for hops. Smooth on the mouthfeel, medium body. Decent.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk (Sep 2014). Dark brown/cola, frothy head, cocoa/chocolate, some ash, roasted grain, a bit thin, quite dry but smooth. Nice.
Dervock (868) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours black with a lacy tan head. Roast sweet malt with hints of choc and toast malt. Taste is dry with a bitter finish.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice poor like a coke. Some nice coffee and chocolate just slight. Easily drunk with a thin body.
Mr_Pink_152 (3363) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of my 2013 backlog, and brought back from oz by family. Colour is black with a small head. Aroma has chocolate, fruit, and deep caramel. The taste has these too with roasted malt.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark and opaque with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. Strong coffee aroma. Strong roasted malt flavour, but not much else. Lacks in flavour for a porter, with only slight hints of chocolate and caramel. The base for a delicious beer is there, but it falls just short of the mark
StevieT (1434) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great rich smooth malty flavours with a sweet aftertaste. Could drink a lot of these on a cold night
KeefOz (1463) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a dark brown to black colour with a thin light brown head that diminished quickly leaving little lace. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste smooth and of roasted grain followed by some sweetness. Medium body.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours chestnut brown with a small off white head. Residual lacing comes around but not for long. Dark chocolate, dark fruits and caramel on the nose. Odd mix but works decently. More roastiness in the taste than was expecting from the aroma, dark chocolate again followed by caramel and coffee. A real mocha feel to it. Prickly carbonation. Solid beer without being outstanding