hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly pitch black body with a thick brown head. Deep, inviting aroma of coffee, cocoa, and malt. Very smooth, silky palate. The flavor matches the aroma. Deep and complex. Sweet malt and cocoa up front transitions nicely to a slightly bitter coffee finish. This brew is as easy to drink as a glass of milk, and it is delicious!
Cunningham (7055) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice, tasty and easy drinkable brew. Dangerously session able.
Black color with a fine dense beige head. Good lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a soft smooth carbonation. A nice mellow sweetness. Mild coffee, chocolate, toffee, bready and mild roast.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
theprof (527) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan top, minimum lacing. Surprisingly little in the way of scent, grassy perhaps, despite the peat black colour. But the taste is excellent and has a crispness and lightness on the palate that may convert some who are not generally drawn to the dark side.
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Casi opaca, casi negra, de espuma beige, no muy abundante pero consistente. Marcado aroma tostado, a café y en menor medida chocolate. Rica en boca, compleja, ahumada al inicio, más dulce después, muy ligero toque ácido, y gran sabor con predominio ahora de chocolate y en menor medida café. Gran cuerpo, perfecta de gas y un final de amargor intenso que ensalza todo lo anterior. Gran Porter, que además es altamente bebible.
GoddamnNoise (64) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. Bottle @ Home.
Aroma: quite intense aromas of coffee, dark roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate. Hints of alcohol but only after pouring. Very light hint of vanilla.
Appearance: very deep brown color, almost black. Too dark to tell if it’s hazy or clear, but seeing it when poured, i guess it’s pretty clear. Above average head thickness. Light brown head color with medium-to-high retention and some Brussels’ lacing.
Taste: light-to-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, very light sourness.
Palate: medium-to-full body, oily-to-creamy texture, low-to-flat carbonation, good silky mouthfeel. Quite long dry finish with tones of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee.
Overall: very good appearance and aromas. Excellent flavors of roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Very good beer.
jksipa (800) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark mahogany with a small tight khaki head that fades quickly to a sheet.Nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and a hint of smoke. Light+ sweet toffee start leads to a moderate dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. Mouth is medium and creamy with slightly soft carbonation and a lingering dry finish. Well put together and balanced porter.
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Black with medium head. Aroma is freshly brewed coffee beans, concentrated dry milk, toffee, black chocolate. All very intensive. Creamy and fluffy mouth feel. THe beer is well balanced with dominating flavour of black chocolate. Sweet on the beginning but it gets more and more bitter/earthy and roasted. Finish is earthy like cocoa beans. Nice stuff.
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smuttynose Robust Porter hits it right on the mark. Dark brown pour with a tight tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is malty with some roasty and chocolate notes. Robust nails the style solid.
bunget (857) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola body, big chocolate head with average retention, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, some raisins and a touch of molasses. Taste is on the dry side: roasted malts, well done toast, herbs and chocolate liquor. Good stuff.
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to PaleAleRider for this one. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy-foamy beige head with good retention and creamy lace. Roasted malt aromas with some nice sweetness to balance things, like cacao, vanilla also liquorice and a little grassy leaf. The taste starts off with coffee, steering into the burnt malt and finishing with the mild hops. Bitterness and dryness lingers. Quite a nice robust porter.
moderrnlifeiswar (31) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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