Scipio (737) - 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.
panzerwolf (125) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy texture, a full-bodied, dark taste of malts, chocolate and coffee. A little bit roasted, very much enjoyed this one. Smooth to drink but not without some character to it.
floydslip (216) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin fizzy eggshell head. Somewhat peculiar nose of toffee, raisins, and chocolate cake. Flavor is wonderfully malty with slightly toasted nuts, semi-sweet coffee, cocoa, licorice, and black strap molasses all coming through. A little wisp of bitterness finishes it. Despite all the nuances, it is still rather mild for a porter. A different and enjoyable porter.
Werckmeister (294) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black color, small white head. tastes of malt, light chocolate and smoke aroma. light body, fizzy on the tongue, light coffee bitterness, good texture.
mauritsio (495) - FINLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 4,6 from Prisma Kaari. Cocacola colour with lasting medium head. Malty mellow porridge aroma with chocolate. Some bitterness.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good porter, but light than I was expecting. Has some roasted appeal, but the sweetness, some caramel and chocolate, dominates.
alexsdad06 (6252) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, bakers chocolate, some dark fruit character that has a slight tart note, thin compared to most porters, but the flavor is still there, this was one of the first English porters I had and not something I would revisit.
jmgreenuk (5226) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, red berry fruit, creamy caramel. The flavour is medium bitter with a light malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Rune (8702) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, 4.5 % abv, thanks to Finn for sharing. Tightly packed fawn-coloured head with fair retention. Clear rosewood coloured body. Attractive taste of bacon and dark malts. Chocolate malts to the fore of the taste profile with hints of bacon. Mid-dry, malt bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Decent version of the style (at Finns, Tromsø 27.05.2014).
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Delt med Rune under rateseanse på Nerstranda 27 Mai 14. Ekstremt mørk amber. Lavt, litt farget skum. OK lacing. God aroma & smak av bacon, røyk & røstet malt. Veldig bra ut fra styrken.
VastActiv (3312) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from local market, Vantaa. Originally rated 12042012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.