GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Almost black, creamy beige head, nice lacework. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, smooth, fully body. Malts and a touch of licorice. No bitterness.
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves a little lacing. Lots of chocolate, cereal and smoke in the aroma, some acidity, toffee and light charred dark fruit notes. Flavor is big on dark chocolate, smoke and charred roast, then lots of cereal, oddly strong with all the roast notes, dark toffee, light acidic and dark fruit notes. Medium body, creamy entry, medium carbonation and still creamy, but slightly acidic and thinner finish. Really good stuff.
wlajwl (4787) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is toffee, dark malts and a hint of spicy heat. The flavor is dark malts, toffee, light spicy notes and an acidic/slightly sour finish.
Beerman6686 (5480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of smoke, dark fruits, and medium roast. Falvor was similar, grapey, caramel, smoke and roast.
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich Baltic porter with aromas of caramelized malts, coffee, and chocolate. Not so complex, but a tasty, full-bodied beer.
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a really nice big porter with a full rich roasted profile. Well worth picking up.
DialSquare (3576) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from total wine in tampa. Black pour. Roasty aroma - little vinegar vibe. Tastes are leather, toffee, raisins, earthy, dark chocolate bitter. Thin palate. Little metallic in the finish. Interesting, but kinda rough for my tastes. Definitely a slow sipper.
AndyW68 (1235) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows nose. I could make this a regular.
metalhead0043 (170) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle for 2.49. Pours black with a slight amber hue and a tan head. Looks nice. Smells like a porter; chocolate, malts and a little vanilla too. Tastes similar. Body is thinner than I like in a porter though. A good imperial porter.
solidfunk (5665) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old school English-style porter. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Dark chocolate with nut, some coffee, some booze and caramelized malt. Finishes sour after a moment. Bottle.