Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet chocolate roastiness in the nose. Opaque black with a ruby glow around the edges of the glass. Rich creamy mouthfeel with a mineral bitterness on the finish. Notes of milk chocolate, caramel, and hint coffee. Cheers!
queenholly (1913) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Earthy roassty malt, chocolate, and creamy mocha aroma. Black brown with a huge tan head, nice lacing. Earthy roasty coffee, chocolate, and light ashy flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.
TheShepherds (22) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma. Decent taste, not too hoppy. (We are not big hop fans.) Good taste but not much aftertaste.
BeerFlavoredBeer (237) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just the right balance of flavor and body to make it a year-round, every-day porter. Not many can do that. Smoke and roasted malts are there, but not heavy-handed. Finishes dry and pleasantly bitter.
VictorStr (406) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Väldigt svart kropp. Rostig, kan hinta en ytterst lite rökighet. Lite citrus, viss sötma i aroman från alkoholen.
EricTeusink (191) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister’s Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #7. Brought to the tasting by a longtime friend who mostly prefers to drink Miller High Life. All things considered, he chose well. Smells of coffee and chocolate while pouring black with a tan head. Flavor is chocolatey and roasty. Mouthfeel is just a touch oily. Bottle - Westmeister’s House - Cumming, GA
PhilHarmstead (9) - Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely dark brew. Like a true porter, it’s smooth easy drinking after work. A fabulous everyday beer for those of us who know that dark beers are not simply a winter phenomenon. Good notes of coffee, toastiness, delicious yum yum time.
jookos (829) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark, black. Good milk chocolately vibes. Roasted tones. Body is medium, a bit light for the intensivity on the nose.
Tac (86) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown body with thick brownish head with fair lacing. Strong aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some cardboard. Body is quite thick , low in carbonation, dry and very bitter. Not well balanced, very bitter aftertaste.
Pyrmir (1453) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma malt, biscuit, caramel and some perfume. Taste is malty and grainy. Finish is very herby and bitter.
trollcat (11) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into an imperial pint glass it fills in nicely with a light coffee color head on top of an almost black body. Has almost a faint coffee smell mixed with malt. A little too far on the malty side for me (although that’s primarily because the taste associates slightly with soy sauce personally). Other than that it was a full and rich beer which I would have again.