Scipio (831) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brownish not quite black with a medium tan head. The aroma is earthy, with caramel, chocolate, nuts, and bready malts. The taste has a main focus on chocolate and nuts. It is very malty and bready, especially as the taste lingers in your mouth. I find some hints of raisin in here as well. Aftertaste consists of caramel, chocolate and bread. Medium bodied and chewy in texture. It isn’t overly carbonated. Not bad. I think I actually like this a bit more than my rating suggests. All of the impressions are rather subtle here. But I’m drinking this, the more I’m enjoying it.
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/24/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, molasses, toasted brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, wood, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, molasses, toasted brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, wood, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, milk chocolate, cocoa, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero alcohol warming as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice English porter style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malt.
jrodooo5 (1487) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice dark pour w/ a retaining off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is surprisingly boozy w/out much else coming through. The taste has some nice malt character upfront but quickly fades into a dry booziness. It’s different for the style & low abv but I’m not completely in love w/ it!
DandyWolfFloyd (1041) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma -toffee, caramel, chocolate, and roasted barley.
Appearance - the body is seal brown, almost black. The head is beige and 2+" and frothy, the lacing is very good.
Taste - rich mix of malt - some chocolate, roasted barley, caramel, and some oats.
Palate - medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and malty somewhat tannic finish.
Jow (3456) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Royal Mile. Dark pour. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate, some coffee, earth, licorice. Creamy body. Quite tasty and smooth. I liked it
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with tan.heqd. the aroma is sweet caramel grassy. Nothing stqnds out directly. The flavor is caramel, roast at the end and a ton of earthy. Overall dry and lighht body. Overall not great, not the worst either
tightslice (962) - 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 (6356) - 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 (875) - - 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 (1532) - 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.