SarkyNorthener (1303) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle conditioned. Dark ruby red, no head, Aroma of malts. Taste is of burnt malt, dark fruits, coffee and a dry chocolate finish. The palate is a little weak. A nice porter from one of the better breweries.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done. Pours dark brown with a white head. The aroma has a bit of fruit and a lot of malt. Same for the flavor. Bread, toast, caramel to name a few. Very rich and creamy.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Lovely soft almost buttery milky chocolate aroma. Some nice hops early on too. Full in the mouth, a rich rast, but with some sharp bitterness. Drying burntness in part, but leaves you wanting more. Hops carry through quite strongly in the finish too, even though the burnt roast is the primary aspect of the beer. Very nice, could happily stick several of these down be back to back, despite the dry burntness.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma has a subtle sweet quality. Pours a black color with a tan head. Tastes of bitter coffee which carries through into the aftertaste. Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, while enjoyable, I would like to have a fuller bodied brew.
Lambister (139) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Dark almost black colour with light white head. Some coffee and roastness in nose. Balanced taste but some way too bitter first bite for porter. Still a good brew.
Patrickctenchi (2879) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear, deep ruby-black with a strong, cloud-like , puffy tan head.
Taste is well balanced....coffee, malt, chocolate...
Nut and wood.
Very good, almost more of a dark amber than porter....
Still.... a wonderful brew.
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Marrone scuro con schiuma beige poco persistente. Naso abbastanza intenso con note di caffè tostato, cacao, frutta secca.
Secca, abbastanza amara, leggera di corpo e molto beverina.....
wimpyjoe (2644) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lovely roasted malts aroma and feels great in the palate, but does lack something in flavour.
Hermod (2710) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, bbe 05/13. Almost black, lasting beige head. Chocolate, roasted malt and instant coffee in aroma. Flavor has ash, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Long roadty finish. Thin body, high drinkability.
Tide (1372) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from super market. Black color, beige head. Roasty taste with chocolate, coffee and raisins. Somewhat light body. Roasty finish with malts. Good brew.