gyllenbock (3686) - 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 (880) - 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 (9833) - 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 (1774) - 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 (350) - 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 (1463) - 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?
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, dark fruit and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, dark fruit, light roastiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Keg at pub Edo. Dark red brown colour, small beige gold head. Aroma smoky and a bit spicy, some fruit. Classic porter smell. Taste, bit dark chocolate malt, some spice, little prickle. Bit of vanilla. Very nice. Rerate May 2013 at Gar Eden. Maybe more cafe au lait this time. Smooth. Aroma is bitter coffee. Nice creaminess again. One extra taste point but not much else changed.
Hammy78 (658) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle brought back from Japan by my cousin. Pours an opaque black/ cola colour, super active tan head with some floatsome and jetsome type lacing. Smells like sweet malt and cola, some spice. Really winey.Tastes like malt, cola, spice, pepper in particular.
EdKing (1556) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap in The Aldgate, named as ’Harry Porter’. Looks like Guinness when poured, black with a medium off white creamy head.Nose is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt and black coffee. There’s a tiny bit of hop citrous in there, but otherwise it’s a fairly solid roasted grain porter.