EdInSaltLake (635) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted and sweet malt flavor and aroma, with some light herbal hop character. Some subtle tartness.
teromous (47) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Black body with a quickly fading off-white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma: Light roasted scent, but nothing else.
Taste: Big roast coffee flavor, a bit nutty, and some alcohol flavor.
Palate: Light bodied and finishes dry and clean. Very easy drinking.
Overall: It’s a good clean easy to drink simple porter. I’m not jumping out of my socks or anything but it’s good. Not something I would buy a sixer of, but I would buy a single every now and then or enjoy it in a mixed case.
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nose: correct but indistinct. cacao, grains. smells clean and boring.
palate: hmmm...it’s thin and dry, possibly too much so, like guinness but with less flavor and texture and more of an acidic edge. very earthy. not sure i like it. finish is short and tannic like dark chocolate
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle Packaged 06/04/14
Deep ruby body, holds a dense beige head.
Subtle but nice aroma; chocolate & caramel malts, citrus hop, some breadiness.
Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, dry overall mouthfeel.
Good malt presence on the palate - toasted nuts, biscuit, toffee, dark chocolate with a restrained but complimentary hop hit of citrus & leafiness. Medium, well balanced bitterness on lingering dry finish.
Classy porter, certainly in the American caste, but very well made and drinkable.
Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic American porter with thin beige head and blackish colour. Malty aroma of coffee grounds, caramel, dried leaves, a lemony sourishness and citrussy hops. Sweetish onset of candied fruits, thin and ’calm’ but smooth and supple mouthfeel, ending in a gentle and elegant roasted bitterness attractively paired with an aromatic, citrussy but not too agressive hop bitterness. Light, elegant and of very high drinkability. Very nice.
ATulloch (92) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a blackish brown with a thin tan head which lasts. Aromas of roasted malts,dark chocolate with a slight sweetness. Taste is similar with some coffee as well as chocolate with an almost Turkish delight sweet hint. Quite nice.
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like the backpack in Dora the Explorer I say: "Yum yum yum yum yum delicious!"
Roasty coffee aroma and solid after taste.
dambor (35) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma: roasted malts dominate, with some coffee and dark fruit. Taste: medium bodied, which makes the rostaed malts not too dominating. Not too sweet, some coffee in the background. Medium/low carbonation, which is perfect for this beer. A solid, very drinkable porter.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich toffee malt aroma. Dark ruby brown colour with excellent head. Excellent chocolate and coffee flavours. Heavy body with medium carbonation.
sinfull (831) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic of the genre. Dark brown color , bog beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel , coffee and hint of dark fruits. Sweet malty , caramel taste with coffee notes. Pleasant roasted bitterness in finish and aftertaste.
sinte (335) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with reddish nuances; large, creamy, tan head, mosly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate malty (caramel, roasted, coffee) aroma with notes of dark fruits and licorice.
Moderate-to-heavy bitter and light-to-moderate sweet flavour with a dry and bitter finish.
Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.