Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Lots of red in this dark brown beer. The nose is coffee and chocolate. Interesting flavor is of chocolate colored raisins and is quite nice. Some roasted flavors. This is good.
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty and fruit in the aroma, while the appearance is very dark amber. The flavor is of coffee and a hint of fruit, with a dry finish. A very good porter, the flavor doesn’t have anything off about it.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours black with a thick tan head and a strong coffee aroma. There is a delicious roasted chocolate and coffee flavor with a mildly bitter finish. A very nice brew.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 3, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
in bottiglia @ Brasserie 4:20, Roma. Wow! Una delle migliori porter mai bevute! Una delle poche birre neozelandesi che fanno un uso corretto di luppoli neozelandesi (sembra un controsenso, ma non lo è affatto). Grandioso sapore tostato e speziato con note di cioccolata. BIS!
bhensonb (10970) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bolttle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown with a cafe au lait head. Aroma of darkish milk chocolate. There’s a lot of chocolate, and maybe a light touch of coffee or could be hop. But there’s no stopping the chocolate. Excellent.
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500ml bottle on 23/4/2011. Pours very dark brown to black with little head. Has a huge chocolatey aroma with some dark fruit. The flavour is a nice balance of roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate. There is quite a strong burnt bitter taste at the end. The body is medium. This is an excellent porter.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, peat, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, subtle anise, chocolate, light pine, and earthiness with a dry finish.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Phaleslu. Thanks again Peter. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted grains, stone fruits, chocolate covered raisins. There is something in the aroma I’m having a hard time placing, I want to say it smells kind of like a sharpie but that sounds negative and I am enjoying it. Maybe it’s just husky grain. Taste is well balanced, lots of malty sweetness, dark fruit, nut, medium bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy brown color with tan foam, aroma is oak and coffee, flavor of sour dark fruit and coffee