arsenal (10) - Orange, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
usually, i’m suspicious of products that jokingly refer to hindquarters (like too many hot sauces)... but i wasn’t going to let that keep me from a porter when i needed one. the payoff: nearly opaque, even when held to a light (except for a hint of red around the thin head). nice, almost fruity aftertaste (kinda raspberry), syrupy mouthfeel à la imperial stout, pleasant kick. nice seasonal change from Yeungling’s fine everyday porter.
SilverfoX (191) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, chocolate, cereal aromas from a .. well i know its a porter but it looks just like a dark bitter... with a creamy head, rich, smooth mldly chocolatey bitterness then a quick sweet finishmedium body, creamy, soft carbonation, its actually rather good, even in july!
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown, with a beige head.
Roasted, malty, quite complex aroma, chocolate, licorice, ashes, butterscotch.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, spicy, malty taste, licorice, coffee beans, ashes, fudge, citrus, hops, chocolate.
Quite classic for a porter, very drinkable. (2014-01-24)
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn November 2010. Roasted malts, metallic, herby and weird.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown pour w/ a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, toasty. Taste is a little creamy, roasted malt, a slight metallic taste. So-so lacing.
Erikh04 (115) - - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as a Christmas gift. Great name butt that's about it. Weird aroma and similar after taste. Not good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gregwilsonstl (1025) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, this is good. Oily slick in head. Chocolate. This doesn’t taste like Santa’s butt at all. Thanks Tony.
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home, thanks to my inlaws for another new Xmas gift rate, 01/01/14.
Pours an extremely dark shade of mahogony brown with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is cardboard, light cocoa, earthy, touch of spice, dark fruit tang.
Taste comprises toffee, nutty notes, earthy cocoa, brown sugars, faint roast.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Very mediocre porter, lacks any great depth and a little overly sweet.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 50cl (16.9 oz.) bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: BevMo in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Price: $5.25 w/ BevMo card
Purchased: Dec. 23, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 25, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany semi-clear color with one finger of khaki tan head. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.
Smelled sugary malts, roasty malts, toast, nutty, caramel, toffee, cough syrup and faint coffee.
Tasted quite bland. Nutty, toffee, caramel, roasty, toasty and slightly more bitter than the nose.
Medium-to-full body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
Nothing special about this beer. I probably even overrated it a bit. Won’t try it again on purpose.
kingstoni (1436) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malt and rye. Taste of bubblegum and dark malt.
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ DØE julefrokost, Århus Bryghus. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of raosted malt, grain, little coffee, light smoke. Flavor is malts, coffee, grain, little dark chocolate, peat, hints of smoke. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 181213