3fourths (8111) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. A choco-coffee-roast malty brown porter with noticeable astringency and huskiness. Medium-light body, sweet with relatively low bitterness. Creamy carbonation gives it good frothy but the malt is char-heavy like black patent / burnt corn kernels / stale cigarette ash. Pretty one-dimensional.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. No date; less then year old. Served cellar temp.. Guinness glass. HUGE, thick, creamy tan head that lasted for over 5mins.. Maybe 10mins!?!? Thick lacing. Very surprising.. Somewhat focused aromas of dusty, bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt, is overshadowed by intense flavors of dark cocoa powder and coffee, intermingled with dark fruit and heavily toasted malt on the palate. Impressive, lingering flavors of dark chocolate and mocha captivate the senses. Creamy mouthfeel, with full carbonation. Medium-medium-plus body. Overall, a seriously full flavored, well carbonated, creamy Porter. Recommended. Long finish is best.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
sudomorph (660) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown/black with a tan, one-finger head that thins to a ring and film but leaves a large amount of lacing.Aroma has big notes of chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of coffee, and dark fruits. Taste is balanced starting out with notes chocolate and a hint of hops then moving to coffee bitterness and roasted malts on the finish and aftertaste. Really nice. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean mouth feel. Slightly creamy but not overly think. Easy drinking for sure. Just enough carbonation to not be flat and lifeless. Overall this is a really nice porter. One of the best Iíve had. Great aroma and taste with a solid, not too watery, mouth feel makes this one a winner. This bottle was two months past it?s best before date (oops) so I?m sure the flavours would be even stronger than they were for me. Would buy again for sure. Cheers!
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is robust, the body is black. It smells darkmalty, roasty, creamy, wooden, chocolate, bitter, bit sour. The taste is darkmalty, roasty, wooden, bitter, roasty, coffee-bitter. Interesting, balanced and fucking delicious!
Ferris (4532) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Espresso, licorice, soy sauce and dark chocolate. Jet black with a foamy brown head. Dark roast, soy sauce, chocolate and coffee bitterness. Reminds me of Bells Expedition Stout. Nice stuff.
duncanneilson (7) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favourite porter to date, strong coffee flavour with light body, NZ hops give a fresher finish than others
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
edgallow (2209) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is malts, roast and coffee.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cinctus (168) - - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of roasted nuts, some bitterness in a coffee and dark chocolate manner. Pours thick black with a beige head.
ShaneJ (552) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Clear dark brown with a deep reddish tinge to it, solid tan head, strong chocolate and roast malt aroma, some vanilla, flavour is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, slick, smooth texture, full body. Loved this one.
beer-yum (510) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 As advertised - elementally well balanced (and aptly named). Initial score will likely be uprated in the future (confirmed - itís a really great beer).