jinroh (176) - 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 (1866) - 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 (729) - 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 (3948) - 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 (1209) - 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 (9999) - 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 (2251) - 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 (357) - 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 (1693) - 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 (8857) - 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.