thome50 (995) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle leftover from the Christmas party I host every year. Pours a deep brown to black with a very small tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is thin toffee and chocolate with peat. Taste is cola, thin chocolate candy, bland. Overall, not Christmas.
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Very dark clear copper pour with a light froth. Potent dark red fruit. Cherries jubilee. Plum pudding. Nuts. Rich Christmas brew.
Beerhammaren (997) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle @ Brickís
Pours dark red, almost black. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, nutty. Dark fruits. Flavor is nuts, coffee, roasted malts. Dark fruits. Purned palate and after taste. A bit boring somehow though...
Lambister (205) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a long lasting and small tan head. Has a mild roasted malty and chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor follows.Too light to keep flavors strong and finishes quickly to mild spices.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Chocolate and caramel aroma with malt. Caramel and chocolate flavor. Medium bodied. Chocolate and caramel linger with malt.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma has some mild chocolate and some herbal notes, perhaps borage. There is a slight coffee note as well but all aroma is very mild. Flavour adds a chunk of sweetness and fades really fast. Over all an OK but a bit dull beer.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks good, ruby brown and clear, nice brown head that lasts and leaves sticky lacing.
The aroma and flavor have a slight astringent note, a little bit of metallic as well. Toasty, nutty, malty, and a little bit of roasty flavors and smells are noted. I note a little graininess and some sweetness, like brown sugar.
The body could be thicker, itís a bit thinner than Iíd prefer my porters.
Overall itís an interesting choice, but not particularly outstanding.
Hanoi (361) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is roast, some coffee. Faded almost immediately. Taste is cola, leading to slight coffee, faint bread and yeast, a little pepper and spice in the finish. Bland. Mouthfeel is thin. This is really bland and not a porter, Iím surprised by the good reviews.
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- very dark brown with very little head
Aroma- roasted dark malty aroma
T/ P - Not too heavy for such a dark beer malty somewhat sweet
Nice and smooth light carbonation
Overall- Very drinkable, nice on a cold winter night or an early spring with a slight breeze would get it again if I could find it locally.
Piero1987 (648) - Iglesias, ITALY - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with cremy head. Nice malt caramel and spicy aroma. Light sweet with some alchol notes.