Hanoi (296) - - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is lactose, malt and back of the cupboard. Not as strong as I was expecting. Taste, is malty, with a lovely hazelnut/coffee taste to the fore, leading to a smooth, bitter, nutty finish. The taste is undercut with vanilla and the faintest hint of dark cocoa. For a porter, it is surprisingly lacking in sweetness, but given the current fashion for high strength high sugar beers I found this a really welcome change.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer, it is not the most complex. but does what intends superbly. The bitter finish is what makes this a good beer. SWB is rapidly becoming a favorite brewer.
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma is burnt and a bit winey. Taste is astringent, alcohol and fruit acid. Long bitter finish.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark with a tan head. Body looks pretty thin. The nose is roasted Sumatran coffee, chocolate, raisin and a little metallic. Taste is sweet, bitter but also slightly tart. Maybe I got a bad bottle. The mouthfeel is crisp and not so clean. The body is light and finish is long. Hope I can try this again sometime.
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kaufmanised (9) - Tamworth, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on draft at Brewdog Birmingham UK, Pours dark brown with a finger head, Caramel and Chocolate on the nose and taste, smooth with a light lingering of bitterness great beer
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RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; dark brown pour, off white head, roast malt aroma, sweet malt flavour, a pleasant hop bite some winter berries really good porter.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a pretty impressive beer for me, pretty easy going, flavoursome and full character! Pure black body, bready white head. Just a lovely malty aroma, great thick and slick mouth feel, semi-sour taste on the palate, lovely caramel middle taste and a quick and quiet tapering off on the tongue leaving a hint of coffee taste! Again, this beer impressed me, not least because it was in the bargain bin - it’s a full charactered beer with a lovely developed taste and a easy drinking experience!!
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit and coffee. Medium to light body with a nice bitter after taste.
daniele (4892) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
schoiuma abbondante un po grossolana buon apersistenza scura con riflessi rubino inizio tostato caffe lieve cioccolato caramello discreto corpo abbastanza amra piu tostata che luppolata
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I used to see the night so anxious but now I know the only thing it ever taught me was a grand illusion that comes and goes. The city blanketed with snow. What if we die, no end and no conclusion? How could you smile, just walk away? Well, I don’t know. I met you at the railroad station, now years ago. And something happened on the night I last drank with you in the neon glow. Now I don’t see you anymore. The Midwestern sky is grey and cold. The sun never shines but that’s alright. I couldn’t find the letters that you wrote me. What did you write, where’d you go? Well, I don’t know.
Bright92 (9) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a great, thick khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, and some dark fruit. Taste is much the same as aroma, and ends with some hop bitterness. Fairly light bodied and well carbonated. Decent porter.