cladinshadows (40) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a shaker style pint glass. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt, slight raisin, and faint smoke. Maybe a little nutty. Pours with a few soda-like bubbles and retains no foam or lacing. Taste is malty caramel with a dry roasted malt finish and hints of raisins and smoke. Decently long finish for a beer of moderately low strength. Palate is well balanced - between the medium low carbonation and roasty dryness and the caramel/raisin sweetness. The smoke is still present but not in sufficient quantity to add or detract from this beer. Overall very tasty for a porter of this strength but not something I would go out of my way to try again.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a minimal thin rocky foamy light beige head. The nose has some succulent and sweet dark chococlate candy notes with a touch of roast and a kiss of vanilla. Great medium-full flavor with sweet chocolate notes and a subtle roastiness, finishing with a little earthy vanilla. A bit dry and lightly roasty bitter on the finish.
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 once bottle. Pillow foam head. Dark black pour. Tan head. Some burnt coffee bean and chocolate. Medium body. Nice.
Beerenberger (1364) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
(A 6 pack thanks to Ken) A nose of chocolate and roasted malts with just the slightest impression of sourness. Pours a dark brown like my Dad’s wingtips, with a thin rapidly dissipating tan head and moderate ringed lacing. The tongue is greeted by milk chocolate, roasted malts and bread culminating in a balanced bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Mostly a round smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this was a very tasty and rewarding porter.
chribban (160) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-black with a beige head.
Nose: Chocolate, dark bread and caramel.
Taste: Chocolate malt, coffee and malt. Not a very complex beer.
Medium body and som bitterness. Light carb.
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Low carbonation. Dark brown color. Roasted malt and chocolate/coffee flavors. Slightly dry and bitter. Finish is thin.
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, smokey with a smooth creamy chocolate finish.
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Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Christine and Daves, Thanksgiving warm down cheers to Dave, 28/11/13.
Light black with a moderate tan covering that clears to a pond.
Nose is roast malt, earthy cocoa, brown sugars, dark toffee.
Taste carries a good roasted blast, chocolate, liqourice, dark toffee.
Medium bodied, slightly prickly and over carbonated, dry finale.
Solid all round porter let down a little on the palate.
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, small head. Big chocolate flavor, but that’s about it. Somewhat one dimensional. Mild bitterness. It’s ok,
maltman53 (268) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours tar black, not much aroma, palate has a nice hop/malt balance, finishes carbonated fresh, lacks a little depth of flavor in the middle palate.
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into English honeycomb beer stein. Looks as you would expect. Strong chocolate aroma. Robust coffee chocolate notes. Nice mouthfeel. Mild bitterness. Good beer but a bit expensive on the east coast compared to more local Options of comparable quality but 1/2 the price.
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