KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle. The pour was a clear medium to dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that reduced down to a small cap and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark malt and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of molasses.
The taste was lightly sweet with a roasty malt feel, a note of chocolate and a touch of molasses from the start, progressing slightly into a mildly bitter taste with a nice roasted coffee finish. The flavor lasted a decently long time after the swallow, with a roasted coffee taste left lying on the taste buds for a short while longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a brew that possessed a nice bitter sweet roasty flavor, a smooth and easy drinkability and only a moderate ABV. Although it is nothing over the top, it is still quite good and I could see my self having a few of these...
Niller (735) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours clear dark amber with a beige head. Taste is sweet roasted malts, coffee notes, caramel, brown sugar. hint of chocolate. Flat carbonation. Dry bittersweet finish.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"there’s a very pleasant sweet sugar/lactose aroma and mouthfeel here, maybe a little caramel malt, but the body and flavor don’t have a lot else left to offer. quite boring and doesn’t taste like a porter. thin, almost non-existent head, thin body, no finish. an ok beer, but not a good porter. "
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a dark brown color close to black the further towards the center. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing slid into the beer.
The smell had some roasty coffee to chocolate qualities with a light cinnamon, nuts and caramel coming through.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and had them combined fairly well.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium in body with a slight sessionable aspect about it. Carbonation was pretty subdued and smooth.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good porter to have again.
SilverfoX (380) - 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 (2123) - 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 (124) - - 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 (1123) - 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 (9725) - 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.