MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Sim rate (one of the epic "Pool Table Tastings" in Rome, thanks to Alex): Rich, full and chocolatey aroma. Flavour that’s woody with dark fruit and a slight smokiness mixed with chocolate. Very nice.
mkel07 (3303) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours thick and rich black in colour with a nice creamy head of coffee coloured foam. Dark chocolate and cocoa in the aroma with the same in the flavour with some burnt toffee flavours mixed in. Robust and hearty with a long dry finish.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, smoke - peat, light sweet licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Theis (13357) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Black - light brown head. High malty. Nice smokey. Ok hoppy. Fruity. Light licorice. Ok bitterness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Smooth.
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good dark brown in colour. Great malt profile with hints of English yeast esters there as well. A bit of grassiness from the hops with good malt and slight roastiness as well. Every beer I’ve has from this brewery is very impressive.
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black colour with a very thick biege head. Oaky aroma, chocolate and coffee. Taste is quite light and warming. Very nice.
FlyingWombat (21) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another fantastic brew from Renaissance Brewing, with all the beers I have tried from them proving beautifully drinkable and enjoyable.
Poured from bottle into a stem glass, it was nicely black in colour with a very big tan-coloured head, which holds very well and leaves plenty of lacing. Big aroma of roasted malt and dark fruits. Very balanced, classic porter tast, with a long finish. An excellent example of the porter style, almost too easy to drink.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Espresso black with a persistent tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vegemite, and burnt toffee. Flavour is rich and full, lots of dark chocolate/espresso backed up by a firm, roasty bitterness. Some raisiny port-like notes add depth and complexity. Really solid beer, would drink often if it wasn’t so expensive.
hawthorne00 (2401) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Bottle. Very dark brown with a lumpy 2 inch head in a large tulip. Aroma is very restrained, but good: a nice balance of chocolate and roasted malt, coffee, dried fruit, grass. Taste is bigger - bittersweet mocha, prunes, a little citrus, floral and grassy hops. Long, slightly woody dry finish. Flavorsome and involving but still light and easy-drinking. [3.9]
Black with brown edges, lovely beige head that laces well. Aroma has mingled roast and grassy hops, chocolate, coffee, muscatels. Fills the mouth. Taste is just sweet with fried fruit, then modest roasted malt, coffee and good chocolate. Drying, moderately bitter finish is long. Graceful.
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most balanced porters I have tasted in Australasia. I love the New Zealand beers that are finding their way to Melbourne at the moment, and this is one of the best with a toasty, coffee and chocolate nose and a full suptuous palate. Yum.