KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011 Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a large light brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing with some really nice lacing.
The aroma was of a moderate dose of dark roasted malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, a touch toffee and molasses.
It tasted lightly bitter-sweet with hints of molasses in the beginning and finished about the same but had a nice coffee presence at the end with flavor lasting only a short time after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was dry in texture and medium in body with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a nice porter with the flavors one would expect form a brew of this style. Definitely a classic brew here...
MasDen (131) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - OCT 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: faint scent of roasted malt.
Appearance: black tight with brown small head.
Taste: burnt malt, crust of bread, bitterness in finish.
Palate: middle carbonation, light body
Cristobal37 (812) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted chocolate malts kinda sweet burnt marshmallows on the nose. Dark with lots of lacing and creamy head. Taste is similar less sweet, light but classic porter. Finish is thick nutty roasted malts. Very good and satisfying.
calern (34) - - SEP 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown liquid and tan head. Coffee aroma. Bittersweet taste.Medium body, average carbonation
bonev (321) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piwo czarno brazowe z obfita bezowa grubopecharykowa piana. W aromacie palone slody, gorzka czekolada, troche toffee i ciemnego chleba. W smaku dosc slodko ale nie mulaco, czuc kawe , troche orzechow i lekka wedzonosc. Dobry balans pomiedzy chmielami a slodami. Troche za malo intensywne jak na konkretnego portera.
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a cola red with a nice tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee. Would recommend to friends!!!
Gehbe (259) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Pours deep brown with a big creamy light tan head. Aroma is fairly roasty: dark bread crust, chocolate, some notes of coffee, also prunes, nuts and a bit of toffee. Taste is fairly light, with bitter notes slightly ahead of roasty acidity and a little sweetness. Creamy texture, light to medium body, medium carbonation, a bit of alcoholic warmness. Fairly complex and very drinkable, lovely!
OllieBBommel (1464) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear dark brown with creamy beige head.
Aroma: hops, malt, vague chocolate.
Taste: bitter, malt.
Palate: smooth, lasting body, moderate carbonation.
Overall: very nice.
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - AUG 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out dark brown. 28ºSRM.
Nose overall is that of sweet roasted nuts. Chestnuts come to mind. Some slight aromas of old leather, that you tend to get more in brown ales. The nutty aromas tend to predominate in this brew.
Mouthfeel is soda or water. Palate has some nice thick roast-like flavors with light coffee, smoke, roasted chestnuts, black bread, bread crusts, wasa rye bread. There is some light malt flavor. Hops are noble, bitter, and are well-balanced with the darkly roasted malt flavor.
Finish is actually medium with charcoal, noble hop bitter.
Overall, this was more like a brown ale for me than a porter. From the palate, pretty well-provisioned. So, righteous in my book because they cared enough to brew something worth everybody’s while and calories.
djoeye (3800) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma; roasted malts, grass hops, chocolate and coffee.
Look; beige top, black body, brown edge, clingy storey lacing. Taste; coffee malts, minerals, grass, black chocolate, dark fruit dusts, plum peel notes - finishes semi dry in darkest chocolate. Feel; solid n smooth, nice. Overall; black cocoa porter. [35.5cl btl 5.6%abv BB14.12.16 B@CittiMarkt Flensburg]
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black beer, big almond colored head. Aroma roasty malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee. Palate is a little light, carbonation subdued.