marcus (6586) - 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 (11248) - 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 (16909) - 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 (1000) - 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 (11971) - 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 (6021) - 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
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin/cherry, grape/grapefruit, roast. Medium body, fairly smooth.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Bottle shared by plovmand, thanks buddy :)
Pours a dark brown with a tan head.
It has a pleasant aroma of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and a hint of grass and coffee.
Flavour is caramel, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, tobacco and a hint of hops,
Finishes fresh and very pleasant, the Halls feeling ;)