bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret Santa í15, thanks John. Black pour with a light tan head. Notes of tobacco, milky chocolate, ashy, tar, medium roast and some light licorice.
jjsint (2048) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Norwich Tap House. Very dark brown with slight hints of light finding their way through. Light brown ring of head. Milk chocolate in the aroma, complemented by a light floral note. Taste starts sweet, then the bitterness kicks in. Not mouth-puckering but very intense a full. Vanilla and spruce in the aftertaste. Pretty damn good.
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím traveling again on business and found this one in a fine bottle shop in Decatur, GA. Pours black with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is chocolate and dark malts. Taste is the same with a nice sweetness. Medium mouthfeel.
ansalon (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium sized tan head. Aromas of roasted dark chocolate, roasted malts, lacto, roasted nuts, slight vanilla. Taste is a bit chocolatey with slight bitterness and a wel balanced sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very well balanced and just a great porter!
edrja (2) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2016 Thick and creamy head. Very mellow nose that's brought out more with a heavier pour. Well balanced and mild. Good beer overall but I prefer much more flavor in my porters.
Freaky_tiki (978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6-pack from the LCBO. This seems to be the The Winter of The Porter, judging by the shelf space in the Toronto liqour stores (stouts in some odd retreat). Not that Iím complaining. This porter is a pure beauty & serves as a high watermark for the style. Hereís the thing with this brew: the pure joy of the drinkability. Itís a smooth porter thatís studded with flavour. Smooth creamy coffee, hints of wild berries, solid hop presence & a somewhat salty soy sauce finish in the back of throat. I usually avoid 6-packs of the same beer but Iím glad I scooped this up. Recommended. Oh jeez look its my 900th rating. Lord help me. Lord help us all.
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan head block size dark pour strong carbonation aromas liquorice rich chocolate dried fruit caramel coffee a creamy touch the flavours dark chocolate caramel rich coffee dried fruits liquorice creamy note mild bitter grass sweetness grain malts the finish a good porter just slightly watery only but still very good to drink best tastes malts richness hops abound sweetness creamy note lovely flavours
retinadoc (209) - - JAN 13, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bottle. Sweet, hoppy effervescent aroma. Well above average carbonation. Medium dark brown color. Delightful, well balanced beer. Slightly sweet, smooth predominantly hoppy flavor, with hints of chocolate and coffee. A refreshing respite from the current trend of mega-ABV porters and imperial ales that are simply too boozy to be imbibed as conventional beers. One of my new faves!
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is light creamy sweet malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a liqourice malt, coffee, burnt toffee palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.