mik82 (34) - - DEC 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from sainsburys. Dark brown with tan head. Tastes of coffee and chocolate (no surprises there). Perhaps a little thin and over carbonated.
airrick2003 (636) - Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head, the beer is a very black color and it's really hard to even see any color on the edges
Aroma: strong coffee, chocolate,
Taste: coffee, moderate sweetness, lighter bitterness,
Palate: average carbonation, medium mouthfeel, bitter coffee aftertaste
Overall: a solid porter, leans more to the sweet side than the bitter side but still not overly sweet, I like it
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gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fruit, chocolate, black coffee
Appearance: dark, thick
Taste: bitter fruit, chocolate
Palate: smooth, dry
Overall: very good beer, didn’t live up to expectations but solid mocha stout
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer starts fresh and malty-roasted. Fresh and smooth. Hints of sourness, dry and malty, nice roast. The bitterness is not too intense, but nice. Dark dry roast in the aftertaste. Nice but not too deep.
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the National Winter Ales Festival, Derby. Pours deep brown, almost black with a cream head. The aroma is mocha, as you would expect. The taste is coffe and chocolate also with some light spice. The body is a bit on the thin side. Otherwise very good and goes down very easy.
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark beer that has a great coffee taste. Dark beer that is wonderful in the winter time.
Taboada (468) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mml bottle tasted on the 18/04/2015. Dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and intense roasted malts. Taste is intense black coffee with some fruitness and licorice. Dry aftertaste with presence of hops. Next one please!
jinroh (633) - ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, thin beige foam. Looks kind of transparent although it is too dark to see through. Aroma has some toffee, coffee and roast malts. Sweet dark fruits also there. Taste is nicely hoppy, dark fruits, dried figs and plums are really evident, hop bitterness strong at first, later giving way to lingering roast burnt bitterness. Actually better than I expected, not a big fan of low alcohol coffee beers but this one is really enjoyable. Not much coffee there though.
Jado (624) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with lighter highlights at the edge and a small but collapsing latte-coloured head. Aromas of raisins, coffee, baked apple, vanilla and chocolate, though lighter than expected. Taste is gentle dried fruit at first but soon overtaken by a firm black coffee bitterness sweeps in. Some chocolate and vanilla and a hint of tobacco at the end. Light bodied but with a nice underlying creaminess. Light fruity aftertaste. Very decent porter.
Geiserich (3596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very dark brown color, creamy brown head. Aroma is very roasty, malty, notes of dark chocolate, burnt cacao. Flavor is also malty and roasty, dark chocolate, black coffee, some sweetness. Good.
alomtnez (142) - SPAIN - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Average beige head with moderate retention. Clear very dark brown colour (black appearance). Aroma is dried fruits (prune), chocolate and brown caramel. Taste has hop presence, floral, roasted malt, some fruitiness, liquorice hint and some diacetyl sign. Watery palate, medium body and medium carbonation. Quite a good porter.