Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap on Bungalow. Rich aromas of black sugar, roasted malt. Sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Warming. Dark chocolate, dates, espresso. Clean mouthfeel. Nice.
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to a plastic cup @ Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2014. Pours dark brown with a small layer of foam. There is definitely some roasted malts and coffee in the aroma. Taste is also multi-layered - at first there is more sweet malts and fruits, following by drier and more roasted aftertaste. Feels quite light for a porter but is quite enjoyable nonetheless. Dark fruits and coffee. Good beer in winter, would go well with pork dishes.
Ferris (3052) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Coffee roast and chocolate. Jet black with a decent beige head. Rich dark chocolate with a bit of coffee. Very nice drinkable porter.
dfearnley (888) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Contract brew for Aldgate Pub - Harry Porter Draft to pint glass Coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malt, caramel, Dark black thin lit tan head Chocolate, coffee, quiddich broom (straw and hay)
gyllenbock (4433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ant n Bee, August 2013. Black with a small tan head. Both the aroma and taste were dominated by coffee. Also roasted malt and some dark chocolate. Descent.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1658) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of their 3900 yen Rakuten Thank You Set. 6% A nice robust Porter. It poured with a brown head and a dark black color. It’s fairly light and easy to drink for a dark beer and goes really well with a brownie. Good stuff.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of caffe au lait. Taste is heavily roasted coffee grounds.
AndySnow (2928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Griffon at Shinjuku. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma with some hints of chocolate. Weak flavour of roasted malt.
Wombata (379) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, cocoa
Flavor: rounded coffee with a long finish.
Comment: Cash version at Popeyes. Not complex but tasty with smooth mouth feel.
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Beer Cafe Barley in Nishinomiya. From notes. Unusual BBQ chicken aroma. Potato chips. Weak body. Very disappointing! Is this the same stuff that has won gold medals?