Oakes (13155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown colour. Full rich character is chocolatey, a bit nutty. Hop bitterness is moderate, which I find appetizing in a porter. Very full, smooth body. Goes down reaaaaallly easy. Great stuff, an old favourite.
Rasmus40 (12682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 070512
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 Really black, not much of a head. Aroma is clearly hoppy, but also brings chocolate. Flavor is a little roasted, chocolate and maybe some cocoa. A little bitter.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Stale coffee, harsh roastiness, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee grounds. Not a fan of the aroma. The flavor is really no better. Quite bitter with tons of roasted malt and coffee ground flavors. Some bitter dark chocolate, a bit of earthiness, maybe some slight malty sweetness. Meh.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown (almost black) color with a medium-sized tan head. One of the best tasting porters that I have sampled. Had hints of chocolate, grapefruit, and the tranditional Rogue hoppy bite.
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and perhaps coffee. Opaque brown/black color with ruby hilites on the edges. A beige head stays. A bit thin in body; moderate, almost creamy carbonation. The flavor starts with roasted malt, accompanied by significant bitter. There are notes of chocolate and coffee. The finish is very dry, bitter, and has remnants of burnt toast and baking chocolate. A very subtle sour touch comes and goes.
chrisv10 (11966) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Nice big tan head. Black body. Light carbonated. A tiny bit watery. Aroma and flavour is Coffe and Chocolate.
argo0 (11891) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 (5/10/08, 12oz bottle) Cola-black body topped by creamy medium head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, cream, some earthy, cola. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some coffee bitterness, earthy, cream. Creamy medium body. (8/5/7/4/15)
(2/13/02) Very nice porter. Obvious coffee overtones, though the chocolate isn’t far behind. very smooth. hops make their presence noted more in the aftertaste than anywhere else. (8/4/8/4/16)
gunnfryd (11875) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark red / brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is mocca, hop. flavour is dry, chocolate, hop, mocca, coffee. nice beer.
Tmoney99 (11561) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a large creamy light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Full flavor with a bitter sweet finish of medium duration.