kidobutai (107) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great head with lacing, dark brown, more of a chocolate smell than taste. Creamy, but not as flavorful as I?d hoped.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite dark brown with tinge of orange, small tan head. Aroma chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium-light body. Flavor up front is rather chocolaty, some roasted malt, nice dry finish. Flavors quite good if a bit thin on the palate.
Stavesacre80 (10) - 32839, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hints of chocolate, after taste was very lite and did not stick around long. It's a porter I will defiantly go back to.
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Mortlach (878) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
26/09/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (handpump, 2009). Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma abbondante color bianco sporca, abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, segni di ossidazione e infezione. In bocca Ť sgradevole, piatta, manca totalmente di corpo, tostato e acido, un mezzo disastro. Non ha retto i 4 anni, troppi per una birra del genere.
jfb (3153) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy deepest ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of milk chocolate, toffee, light vanilla and paint, slightly earthy, with a hint of soy sauce. flavour is mostly caramel, toasted malts and milk chocolate, with a hint of tobacco and a light roasted-bitter finish. medium to full-bodied with average carbonation.
pinkie (318) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours pitch black with a slight hue to it. A scant tan head of creamy foam that fell fast to a film and a ring and left sticky lace. Looks deep and like it never ends.
Nose is big and bright. There is a nice fruity scent of berries on top of a dark roasted malt. Coffee, chocolate and a light sweetness. There is no alcohol on the nose. It even has a faint touch of lemon rind that adds even more brightness. Caramel as the malt warms and some nutty qualities too. Itís complex on the nose and as it unfolds it gets deeper and more vivid.
Taste is so wonderful. Itís the deft combination of dark roasted malt and those bright sweet fruits that greet the palate. Then you notice the chocolate and are delighted. The coffee is blended with it perfectly and they are inseparable. The malt is soft and it ís caramel sweetness is full and with the nutty flavors it tastes sticky and sweet. It has a grainy edge to it and that is carried in the mouthfeel. The hop floral is faint but itís there to add lightness to the body. Itís hearty and creamy at the same time. The dark malt even imparts a bitter that keeps everything rolling across the tongue for a complex and rich drink without heaviness.
Smuttynose has really done a terrific porter here. My favorite of itís aspects is the light berry-like fruit. So many times dark fruits impart a heavier quality to a beer like this one but this is just buoyant on the palate. Balanced perfectly and drinks with a delightfully long aftertaste. Tremendous!
Underdogs88 (18) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A burnt character as to style is pleasant and noticeable. I also get coffee, toffee aromatics on the nose. The color is black with a tan head with poor head retention. Burnt toasty flavor with coffee highlights and a lingering bitterness from a combination of the roast malt and the hops. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation and an astringency that hangs on the tongue and lets u know its a robust porter. Overall, a good example of a robust porter, but it could be improved with a more complex malt bill.
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BOSSbrewer (1025) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice creamy head. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Sort of on its way to being a stout with the roasted barley. But a very nice beer.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and light bitter ashy/herbal flavor. Very solid - great beer.
WillRunForBeer (185) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a brown head that lingers a bit. Scents of coffee, dark chocolate, malt. Flavor follows the nose. Very malty, with just a bit of hop to round out the finish.