Nephilium (1628) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice full chocolate aroma, pours a nearly opaque black, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. There’s a good light tan head on the beer. Very nice roasted notes, with a lingering roasted finish. Moderate mouthfeel, and very drinkable. This is a great porter, that I would recommend to anyone who likes the style.
Slipstream (2385) - USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is flat and black, and the kooky label suggests an out of date weirdness - but the beer is not weird. There was a lot of sweet coffee and pumpernickel flavor, a little cocoa and cola, plus a whiff of woodsmoke. A very tasty porter that I enjoyed on draft as well.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Chocolatey malts, some molasses. Also some chocolate liqueur. Not a terrific blend, lowly carbonated, low-ish alcohol presence. Solid example of an old style porter - tastier than most of those. 13.8
beer-yum (1215) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Restrained aroma in a coke coloured pour. Interesting taste profile has initial hints of coffee followed by a full malty body and clean finish.
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Ginger Man, NYC. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, fruity, licorice, caramel notes, some cocoa. Roasted licorice and chocolate flavor, licorice, grapes, some vanilla. Decent porter.
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Albion. Clear dark brown with foamy tan head, faint mocha aroma, medium carbonation, mocha taste with little bitterness, thin body, medium mocha finish. Easy to drink, not too intense.
Iphonephan (5685) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of light roast coffee and grain. Flavors chocolate and vanilla. Smooth roast finish.
smith4498 (3456) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate. Moderately bitter roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.
cgarvieuk (20248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark brown black... Thin white lacing.... Soft sweet toffee.. Big sweet malts nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Dark malts.. Sweet caramel toffee fruits malts
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Owl Farm, New York. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts. Nothing special.
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear brown. Roasted malt nose. Roasted malt flavors. Unoffensive and unremarkable.