bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Underlying coffee, and perhaps some chocolate. Dark brown color with glints of gold. Not much of a head. Full mouthfeel. Creamy. Then the dark roasted malt character reminiscent of the old Guiness. Not so intense, but the same character. There’s a slight sour note, but the finish is burnt and dry. Hop is present, but the roasted taste dominates. Arguably more stout than porter, but very good, whichever.
FatPhil (13276) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
335ml bottle (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
Dark ruby, large beige head. Creamy and light fruits in the taste. Mildly hoppy aroma, but mostly sweet roasted malt. Decent burnt malt taste. Good balance between the components. Best dark beer from SN, IMHO.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a medium tan head. Light roasted malts on the nose, with a little coffee and cocoa. Flavour of sweet roasted malts, cocoa, coffee and a little caramel. Solid porter.
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color and medium off-white head. Medium roasted malt aroma. Well balanced malt, coffee flavor with small bitter finish.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good solid porter, with reliable roasted chocolate maltiness.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured clear black with a lasting small brown head Aromas of Roasted malt, cocoa, and a bit of coffee. Palate was a little light bodied for the style but was very smooth. Flavors of cocoa ,a bit of smokiness, and cola.
HenrikSoegaard (12924) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy roasted aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Heavy bitter long finish. Onedimensional roasted notes. No licorice and week chocolate. Oily palate.
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 350ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Black with ruby hue, creamy head. Dark roasty notes right from the off, earthy and coffee husk. A little burnt and bitter but with a background sweetness and carbonation. Decent enough Porter.
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth coffee with light acidity, caramelized nuts, espresso, very nice. In mouth, In mouth, a smooth chocolate malt with light iron notes, coffee grinds, a bit attenuated, but nice. 2 yr old bottle.
Christian (12620) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Very dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel and roasted notes alond with grassy/floral hops. Dry, roast and burned flavour along with a nice hop flavour.