MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Bottle at Green Lion Inn. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and some herbs.
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Clear but very dark brown; thin but durable tan head coats the glass nicely with each tip.
Aroma: Plenty of dark roasted malt with hints of spicy hops, red wine, and dark fruit.
Taste: well-balanced flavor profile that turns slightly smokey at the finish. Neither bold nor challenging, this beer has a solid dark roasted base.
M: very good mix of smooth silky texture with a note of crispness, reflecting light but well-chosen carbonation. Medium body.
O: a well-crafted, mainstream porter. Good for sipping and quite sessionable.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice dark pour with a small frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and a bit of cocoa. Medium palate, but the taste is a little odd - not bad, but it’s like the roast flavors are combatting a touch of metal and also a bit of watery blandness. Improving as it warms, though.
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This English porter has a smooth, moderate mouthfeel and a balanced flavor. There’s some spicy hop character but it’s subdued. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors are also very even. A quality porter from a decidedly bold, experimental brewery.
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a black color with a soapy white head. Aroma of dark fruit and roast with something else that is not blending well, perhaps chocolate, giving it a weird aroma. Taste is equally off. Dry and smoky with too much sweetness on the backend. Not good. Drain pour.
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has milk chocolate, roast, light coffee. The taste has roasted malt, bitter coffee, odd finish.
tnkw01 (956) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown color. Small, tan head. Light coffee, roasted grain aroma. Taste is the same.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is toast, roast, and chocolate malt, dates and prunes with light earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, lightly bitter, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Beerenberger (1268) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of roasted malts. Pours a rich dark brown with a mostly disapearing tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is bitter yet hints of sweetness are present. Roasted malts, fruit notes, ash, and a hoppy finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this beer has a roasty bitterness that would have benefited from a fuller body.
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Mahogany complexion with thick tan head and persistent lacing. Nice aroma of sweet malt and mild cocoa. Full flavored and balanced with slightly bitter finish. Smooth palate. Very well done Porter.