Cinctus (165) - - 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 (514) - 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 (472) - 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 - it’s a really great beer).
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque very dark brown with a large initial tan head which quickly shrinks into a light covering but leaves a good amount of lace up the glass. Aroma is lightly burnt roasted malts, rich toffee, chocolate, coffee notes, caramel and bready. Flavour coffee, dark chocolate, lightly burnt roasted malts, a little dry, bready and some toffee. Good example of its style.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, served in Duvel cup. Brought from NZ by my best friend. Pours black with medium brown frothy head, really nice. Aroma is chocolate, malts, dark fruits and hints of wine. The flavour is stronger than expected: lots of dark chocolate notes, coffee, red grape, dried fruits, roasted malts...complex. Dry palate. Medium body, good carbonation. Very good beer, that simple.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-08-11. Black body with a modest tan head. 3++ Flavour has sweetish dark malt core, notes of cocoa and chocolate syrup. Light roast, lingering chocolate syrup. 7+ Aroma is similar, syrupy chocolate and light roast. Smooth avg plus to medium body. Okay. But sweet overall. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, brown and beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark cocoa and caffe macchiato. Taste is sweet and roasty dark chocolate and espresso. Nice.
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. A gusher! Dark brown with a huge cap of tan foam that collapses to rocky peaks. Nose is chocolate, hay and prune; slightly vinous. Fluffy medium body but drinks lighter. Taste is chocolate, ash, plum, citrus peel and burnt sugar. Old bottle?
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pleasant porter full of flavour & character that deserves its a accolades.
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gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong malty and fruity scent. Raisins. Chocolate. Near black pour with a quickly fading tan head. Taste is very strong coffee and chocolate. Thick rich and desert like. A touch bitter especially in the finish. Really enjoy this up to the finish. The finish is just too bitter. Like dark unsweetened chocolate but not in a good way.
Good but not something I want often.