tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, light bourbon notes, maybe even an Old Fashioned, light smoke. Taste is dark roasted malts, light bourbon booziness. Finishes light and dry, ashy.
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Sorry - shitty numbers only rating from July 2010. Bottle in Skewen. "thin porter, not very good".]
Cousin_Larry (701) - - OCT 3, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Entire Butt sums it all up. Disgusting. Tastes like someone stirred dirt into some seltzer.
mithe (1207) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Light malty, light roasted, light smoke.
Appearance: Black color. Minimal, light brown head.
Taste: Light sweet, roasted malt.
Palate: Light body. Dry finish.
Overall: Nice malty porter.
onceblind (6101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown, nearly black, with a thin light beige head. Nutty chocolaty English aroma. Crisp and medium flavor with a lot of bitter cocoa and roasted black biscuit malt. Lots of roast. Aftertaste has a bit of bittersweet dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. The middle also has a certain mineraliness you usually find in English ales.
retinadoc (172) - - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deceptively hoppy/beer aroma, but delightful sweet porter. Very flavorful with light chocolate and malt flavors. Just goes to show you don’t have to follow the current trend of mega ABV to create a very satisfying, tasty beer.
SSSteve (4007) - - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear brown with a large, creamy, tan head. nutty caramel aroma. lots of caramel, toast, nuts, milk chocolate, cola flavors. a hint of ash and tobacco. no hops left. not really as vinuous as it claims.
mansquito (4451) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sampler, brooklyn bottle: pour blackish with a beige head. Aroma is lihhtly roasted malt with hints of chocolate and more malt and more. Taste is, as others noted, all over the place. Not really roasty. Not really chocolatey. Not really coffee. Not really fruity. Kind of minerally. Not bad.
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber-brown from 12 oz. Malty aroma, some caramel and plums. Toasty flavor, vinous, with bitter finish. Full bodied low carbonation. Good beer, a bit of mish mash with no defining characteristics, but overall drinkable.
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown with red highlights and a large off-white head. Aroma has some mild roastiness, mild chocolate, and a bit of fruit. Taste is similar-- some roastiness, some chocolate and fruit. Thin bodied and somewhat watery.