highlandlad (1416) - 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.)
Malrider69 (42) - 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 (915) - 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.
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Block tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas malt chocolate roast coffee dark fruits vanilla the flavours liquorice roast coffee dark chocolate vanilla dried fruits caramel medium carbonation crisp touches good going down the finish fairly good porter all the good notes of malt and bitter fruit tastes very likeable
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Darkest brown, slightly milky appearance, earthy/mushroomy aroma, roasty chocolate, coffee, quite dry, light body, thin texture, medium bitterness. Not Riverside’s best.
Dervock (497) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Roast malt and Some chocolate aroma. Roast malt taste, finishing dry and slightly astringent.
maneliquor (3104) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle cheers to Owen. Very robust and chocolate driven. Cocoa like with heavy driven mocha undertones. very solid and quite quaffable stuff. Nice
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, part of a tasting paddle, at Union Hotel in Newtown, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.
Clear very dark reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted, a bit salty taste. Mineraql, salty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, cocoa, malty, lactic scent.
Brenhophead (558) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle. Pours jet black with a very small mocha head and a lightly charred toffee aroma. Flavour is dominated by treacle/charred toffee as well as a light espresso coffee. If you like a traditional porter this is for you although if you prefer something a little out of left field this might not be for you.
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Light pffft as the cap releases followed by a burst of damp top soil, lightly roasted coffee beans and bitter dark chocolate. In the glass the nose also offers up a touch of marzipan, cola soda, charred red wood and peppery spice. Settles close to black with ruby shining through in the shallows. Sloppy, thick-set mess of foam atop is lasting and leaves a very fine lace. Much lighter in body than expected with light carbonation and an earthy and dry, smoky, burnt malt finish. Milk chocolate front with a malty, mocha mid-palate and peppery hop and bitter malt backend. Cigarette ash and a taste reminiscent of a bonfire as it fizzles out remains long after each sip. This one sits a little heavy in the stomach so a session ale it is not. A likeable brew though, but one was enough! (33cL, fresh batch, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)