bnoel09 (565) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a shaker. Deep, dark brown with a tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is nutty with brown sugar and roasted notes. Flavor is quite roasty and bittersweet. Palate is medium bodied with a long roasty finish. Overall a pretty good porter, but the aroma suggests a little more than the flavor delivers.
Excalibur123 (323) - Soria, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presenta marrón oscuro con reflejos rubí, con media corona de espuma beige y buena retención, aromas a café, ciruelas pasas, cacao y maltas oscuras; en boca entrada media suave con ligero amargor que torna a dulce en el retrogusto, notas torrefactas y maltosas , con cuerpo y carbónico medios, pos gusto largo, maltoso y ligeramente seco, buena cerveza compleja y equilibrada.
M_Sack (553) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, frothy mocha head. Chocolate, coffee and toffee malts. Flavours of dark chocolate, Espresso, roasted malts, tobacco and a solid earthy hop bitterness intertwined from start to finish. A slightly thin mouthfeel.
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phfyysik (171) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black with big beige head. Aroma is very creamy, coffee, cocoa, caramel, some malts. Taste is also coffee-creamy, a bit milky, some sweetness and roasted bitterness. Quite watery and easy to drink. Little bit too balanced for me, but otherwise very nice easy drinkable coffee porter.
Shain (159) - ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330ml. pours dark brown - black. Head is short pale beige. Nose is lovely, sweet dark malt, cherries, ripe fruit, caramel, slight hop scent, not much roasted scent. Mouth feel is watery with medium-thin body. Carbonation is soft bot notable. Tastes strongly bitter, mostly hop bitterness and slight roasted bitterness. Slightly sweet, very lightly acidic. Flavors of bitter hops, roasted malt, cherry, slight coffee-chocolate notes, some caramel. Nice, quite bitter, but not too much so, flavor is nice, but not very complex. Not highly roasted for a porter. Nice and strong overall.
Obfuscate (389) - Minneapolis, - JAN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle chocolate, coffee and vanilla. I prefer their chocolate stout but this is very good.
dfinney23 (2531) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly complex brew featuring roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, licorice, dark fruit and more.
WaddlingPlatypus (13) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Dark in colour, pours with a thin off-white head. Aroma of black olives and dark chocolate. Burnt coffee, chocolate, and black pepper make up most of the flavour. Readily drinkable, with a smooth and pleasant texture.
Alausgidas (15) - - JAN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30cl bottle @HopDoc.
Pours dark brown/black, with a medium beige head.
Aroma: roasted malts, notes of coffee, caramel & dark fruits
Taste: medium sweetness, hints of chocolate, coffee and roasty bitterness
Palate: creamy texture, small carbonation, medium body, smooth finish
Overall: a nice combination of all the elements, went well with beef stew!
kanaclane (213) - - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: Chocolat, fruits noirs
Bouche: Chocolat noir, café, fruits noirs, liquoreuse, légčre sécheresse dans le final
C’est plutôt pas mal.
HoopsandHops (36) - ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle in Jerusalem. Poured into wine glass at room temperature. Don’t have good lighting here, so the appearance is pretty black with no carbonation visible. Big three fingers of fluffy head that’s slow to settle and leaves lots of lacing in its wake. Aroma is rich roasted malt, brazilian nuts, some coffee, chocolate, prune, leather, toasted bread crust, yeast. That earns it a 10. Mmmm, taste does not disappoint -- rich roasted nuttiness, vanilla, sweet coffee, bitter chocolate. Finishes with a milky sweetness. Delightful. Body is medium-to-full, texture is...soothing? Soft and coats the mouth. Carbonation is soft. This is a home run of a porter and one I’ll be returning to.