VastActiv (5535) - 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 (217) - - 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 (7327) - 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.
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel frothy head, aroma is toffee, malty, sweet. Taste is malty, toffee, burnt notes, bitter. Very good
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass from Gino’s East. Black appearance with a small, light brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, lactose, light roasted grain and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, creamy and moderately sweet with a light bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. Good.
brownaler (509) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint vanilla and licorice aroma that is found within the coffee malt. Finish is smooth an velvety chocolate.
Sirmixsomewhat (190) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good flavor, but really strong. A little too strong. Okay, it’s about as strong as the guy in the unitard on the label: like it’s been working out for years and taking selfies at the gym.
MaBeer1972 (1755) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out jet black with a frothy dark tan head. Very roasty aroma and flavors with decent hop balance. Dry bittersweet finish. Excellent porter.
Inbreak (4278) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 26.11.2015, 12 oz bottle (bbd. 01.01.2016) shared with friends:
18.05.2016, 12 oz bottle (bbd. 01.01.2016) @ home:
Nice light brown fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel, dark malts, dark sugar, nuts, minerals, butterscotch. Taste is slightly harsh roasted, weeds, paper, sour caramel, grass, caramel malts, dark sugar, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.