daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty nice porter. SA seems to be pretty good at producing some nice porters, regardless of style. Good roasted malt flavor with some coffee tones. Spicey and nice. Warm going down.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Very dark porter with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. The aroma is chocolatey and very deeply roasted with notes of light port wine, dark raisins and caramel. The flavor is perfectly balanced. Medium-bitter, chocolatey and medium-burnt with just a dash of salt. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes burnt, bitter and dry.
adnielsen (10437) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle @ home. Pours a black appearance with a light tan/brown head that disappears to nothing pretty quickly. Nose is made of chocolate malts and seems to show a medium to full bodied beer. Dark chocolate malty body that’s lightly carbonated with a good roastiness. Finish is again chocolate and chocolate malts. Somewhat simple but overall very solid beer.
shrubber85 (10252) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with a hint of mint. Very dark brown - opaque with little head. Chocolate mallt flavor also with a hint of mint - moderate carbonation with a good hops finish.
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s black-brown with a red hue and a small head. The aroma has notes of caramel, syrup, licorice and the flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, light syrup, and the finish has some dry and slightly bitter citrus.
deyholla (9826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a strong red hue, with a light brown head. Aroma is full of english malts as well as some caramel. Flavor is very malty as well with a bit of a sweet chocolate and caramel undertone.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Clear brown color, nice foamy tan head. Nice lighter carbonation, light body - easy to drink. Really cool chocolate-spiced taste, some roastiness. Light bitter and sweet, good hops. Pleasant and easy to drink, a good balance of character and drinkability.
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, spices. Taste is roasted malt, light coffee, lots of spices. Medium body, lively carbonation. 270110
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Beers of the World Live, NEC. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy roast coffee with caramel and molasses. Flavours are sweet molasses and coffee. Lightly bitter. Spicy on the finish. Good.
j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Closing in on a year old. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium to large creamy beige head. Soft roast, a bit of prune and plum on the nose, chocolate, a hint of spice. Soft caramel note. Medium bodied, a touch sweet, toasted marshmallow notes. Roast, chocolate, sweet caramel. Nice and smooth, light cocoa. Finishes with a soft lingering cocoa note. Decent enough, held up nicely.