csaso (1124) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - fair size thick head, almost black color, sweet roasted malt aroma and flavor, good size chocolate kick, well balanced with hops too though, creamy texture - very good!
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holdyourown92 (3) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet chocolate aroma. Very dark brown. Light brown head thick head. Sweet chocolate hints with some bitterness towards the end of the drink. Great bottled beer.
gegwilson (197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Boots Inn, Chester. Deep black with good long lasting cream head. Nice chocolate & strong coffee notes, but nothing too intense. A touch fizzy.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brown pour with tan head, laces well. Aroma has nice roast, dark cocoa, some licorice, hints of dark fruit, slight metallic note, hints of earth, spice, slight coffee. Tate is a mix of dark chocolate, toffee, roast, nice coffee notes, finishing fairly bitter, some anise, earth, spice. Pretty decent.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty nose. Excellent candi sugar and dark fruit notes. Goes down very easily. Very good across the board
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent porter! Deep dark roasted malt flavor and truly a less "stout" version of the Oatmeal Stout. Great drink. High carbonation fizzes on the tongue. Smooth and tasty.
toml219 (186) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving type: bottle
Appearance- Pours extreme dark brown/black with a good frothy tan head and good lacing
Aroma- Smokey roasted malt, with a sweet hint of chocolate, and dried fruit.
T/P- Taste is much like the smell, only more intense especially in the dried fruit...
Overall- Porter is not my favorite but they are starting too grown on me. This was a good beer and very drinkable. I do not know if I would drink it with a meal, but before one as an appetizer or after as dessert would be great. I might get it again. The taste was a bit off fro me so I might choose another porter before this one, but I would not pass this one up if it was offered to me.
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured to pint glass. pours dark brown with light mocha colored head that takes its time to disappear. the aroma is a wonderful nose of roasted malts and a sweetness. the flavor is wow so evenly balanced and smooth...very light on the bitterness but the sweetness of the sugar and the flavor of the roasted malts is exquisite. almost hints of chocolate in there. finishes dry and I understand the tangy that they talk about.
TheZiggen (3) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Immediately after pouring there is a strong roasted, malty aroma, that becomes more delicate rather quickly. The light brown head is made of op tiny bubbles and endures well. The body of the beer is deep brown to black and upon holding it up to the light, a ruby brown is revealed. The most overwhelming thing about the taste, upon first sip, is the tanginess. This is intentional and true to style, but for me it borders on offputting. As the as the taste buds adapt, however, the roasted malt comes through with just the right balance to detect very little of the hop presence. After warming a bit, perhaps a bit of alcohol can be sniffed. The roasting as gets stronger as well and maybe a little chocolaty. Overall this is one of my favorites, despite the tanginess. I just tend to like porters that are a little more creamy (milky, sweet?). At least thatís the best way I can describe them.
ectotherm (9) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very nice sweet porter. A good choice with any pork dish. The hops are where they should be.