highlandlad (1452) - Blue Mountains, - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, well-made robust porter ticks all the boxes. Would rate this higher if Ratebeer favoured a to-style approach, rather than its happily anarchic hedonistic scale. Standard appearance with a stunted head. Subdued aroma of milky coffee, Milo, bath grout, faint whiff of nail varnish/acetone but not enough to spoil the experience. Lovely rounded flavours of dark chocolate, toffee, licorice root and umami. Anything it loses in appearance with the underdone head it makes up with a silky, mildly-carbonated body. Really nice. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown, has a chocolatey nose that’s a bit one-dimensional. Goes through a sweeter chocolatey taste. Has light toffee..in the dark mild style but way bigger.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, picked up at express liquors in downtown newcastle. nearly black with a light purple tinge to it; creamy texture; some stewed plums in the aroma; forest fruit jam, cocoa powder; modest bitterness; steady and pretty drinkable
Jado (717) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a solid dark brown/black with a sudsy tan head that subsides to a cap. Aromas of milk chocolate, raisins, prunes and coffee. Taste shows dark fruit at the front before a coffee bean and dark chocolate bitterness leading into a smoky note at the end. Smooth finish with a chocolatey aftertaste. Good stuff.
Maris (1268) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 17/7/2015. Pours not far off black with a small to medium tan head. Has quite a strong chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate dominates the flavour too, but there’s also a good dash of coffee, and some vanilla, against a light roasty background. It displays a decent bitter kick, which sets off the sweetness nicely. Medium to full body with average carbonation. This is a very tasty, well made porter. Tried two from this brewer so far and they’re both winners.
TedE (724) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into glass. Roasted smoky nose. Totally opaque darkness. Tan head. Strong coffee & chocolate taste. Aftertaste is intense dark chocolate. Serious and well-made.
Choos (698) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: little funk, good malt and carbon
App: dark brown/black sudsy tan head
Flavour: rich malt, balanced hop and dark fruit
Palate: thick and finishes hop and mocha
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Archive. Pours thick and dark with a tightly bubbled tan head, laces well, smooth with strong chocolate running through the roasted flavours. Mild coffee on the aftertaste, I liked it a lot.
Malrider69 (115) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent example of porter with malt and hops complimenting each other. Tastes of caramel, chocolate and coffee.
KeefOz (1262) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a wide mahogany edge tint. Light tan bubbles as a collar that laced poorly as film on the glass. Aroma of sweet coffee, condensed milk, and with a hint of roasted malts. Taste roasted up front with milk chocolate and a somewhat tangy/spicy hops bitterness. Light to medium body, light for a porter and lighter than I was expecting. Smooth, creamy with a very slight tangy bitterness on the finish. OK.