FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)<brr>
Jet black, huge tan head. Serious roasty grainy aroma. Lovely full mouthfeel, coats the mouth but is remarkably refreshing. Very spicy burntness and hops, almost sharp retronasals. Lovely full roasty taste, burnt but not ashy. Almost gingery spiciness occasionally. Finish roasty, but also dry bitter earthy hops, and some husky graininess. Very drinkable, lovely attenuation.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 22, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Craft Beer Co (Brixton). Nearly opaque ruby-black with a decent lasting rocky beige head. Smells like a black IPA - medium semi sweet roast with a lot of lush green herbal and resin bitterness. Taste - follows, a little more porter-y with more slight sour treacle roast malt and maybe some espresso - light alcohol presence. Light, slick, mildly carbonated, quickish finish - starts a little fruity/toasty and finishes dry and coffeeish/herbal. Very nice.
Mattress63 (48) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Zesty Edibles in Gympie. Very dark almost jet black with small brownish head. Malty complex flavours and nice lingering finish on the palate. Not a bad Porter. Enjoyable.
rlgk (8474) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Black beer, no head. Roasted chocolate and licorice aroma, caramel, cocoa, vinous, solvent notes. Roasted fruity flavor, chocolate, caramel, licorice, solvent notes. Bad, unfortunately.
yiannnos (609) - , CYPRUS - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black colour. Roasted malt aroma, Light bodied, chocolate, coffee, average porter.
Alecwallace (142) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with short lived head. Roasty, ash like aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavour. Bit thin but is only 5%.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Port Street, Manchester. I canít really read my notes from this, but I recall it was dark, roasty, a little sweet and very nice.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has tar, coffee and ash. Flavor is mild with roasted malts and cocoa. Aftertaste is a tad nasty with some yeasty fermentation flavor, not that good.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Burtness, roasted malts and coffee. Quite oily and bad.
mjs (3999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Black Door, 20130625) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had roasted malts, burnt malts, coffee and creaminess. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, burnt malts, coffee, sweetness, liquorice and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A tasty and bit too burnt porter.