jamesewelch (35) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. The aroma has a very dense, roasted malty smell along with an abundance of caramel and vanilla sweetness. The color is dark brown to black, with a clear body and tan head. Tastes very sweet with slight bitterness with a bit of smokiness. The bitterness and sweetness are very well balanced. Medium body with dry finish. Overall, a very well balanced and flavorful porter. Lots of flavor with a long aftertaste.
rosenbergh (4664) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. BBE D/12. Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark coffee brown colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, hops, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, grassy hops and some bitterness. Bitterness and ashy notes in the aftertaste. Coffee is quite strong and it's disturbing me a bit. I'm not a coffee lover. Well, I've never tasted coffee but I can guess what it tastes like.
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wilderthanyou (669) - Guelph, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an expected dark brown with a thin beige cap. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, carboard, and then a strange note of yogurt. The flavour is an exact reflection of all that, including the odd yogurt note.
Meh, doesn’t really do it for me.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, mörk choklad, kaffe och toner av lakrits
Betydande kaffesmak, stor sötma med avslutande stor beska.
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Last style I haven’t tried! I definitely advise drinking this beer at the recommended temperature, 55F, it makes a big difference. Dark walnut color, no head, almost no lacing. Medium aroma, alcoholic, toasty, smells stronger than 7.1%. Taste matches, burnt and slightly alcoholic. I didn’t like it very much at first, but I ended up liking it OK. Not worth $11.
lukin (337) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours dark black, large thick head. Aroma of chocolate malts, roast. Taste is sharp, hoppy, citrus? Thin mouthfeel. Decent beer, but I was expecting more.
mtwhitney (118) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid effort. Maybe a bit thin for a porter but that may just me. Not my favorite porter.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Again, a solid effort that is starting to get me past the reluctance to purchase beer from this brewery. Love the english characteristic from the hops, a bit catty on the nose but the sweetness is slight caramel instead of overwhelming. The Warrior gives it a bit of citric flavor, which makes it finish somewhat dry and bitter.
Patrickctenchi (1700) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a thin, dark tan head.
Aroma is cola, molasses, dark fruit, roast.
Taste is lightly burned coffee and chocolate...
Malty, highly carbonated.
Slight hoppiness...increasing bitter as it goes.....very good.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Very dark brown clear color (a full glass appears black). Big light borwn head. Decent lace. Stronger carbonation. Soft texture. Medium - plus body. Dry overall. Bittersweet taste - more bitter than sweet, though. Toasty malts, light chocolate. Prominent hop in this porter. Earthy, spicy hops. Light pine. Some coffee. Light dark fruit (red grape). Very mild burnt malt / ashy / smokey characteristic. Decent, interesting, unique porter, on the bigger side.
cfrancis (1774) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a big frothy beige head. Well carbonated with a big hiss upon opening. Aroma is big roasted malts, some smoke. Taste is a dry roasted malt profile with a small hop bitterness, some smoke and mocha coffee finish this out.