Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque brownish-black pour with a medium foamy tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and a touch of vanilla. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is robust, the body dark red almost black. It smells roasty, coffee, a bit creamy, aromatic. The taste is roasty, coffee, a bit sweet-coffee, less chocolate, tasty. Good basis, but it could be still more intensive. 12/12/11/12/-/12
Decman (21) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Arts is undoubtedly Trouble Brewing’s biere de resistance. Pouring a dark, borderline black colour, with a thin, light brown head, Dark Arts goes down a treat, with a coffee-like aroma and a delicately smooth roasted, chocolately taste. Highly recommended.
MoreBeer4me (1) - Ennis, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of coffee. Smooth, The head does not stay long enough. Overall a fine porter.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Porterhouse Cork. I’ve had it on draught and bottle before but it just doesn’t compare. Pours a deep black with a thick foamy off-white head. Smells of smoked coffee, tastes smokey with a nice light sweetness, strong coffee and dark chocolate with vanilla overtones. Quite a heavy body, almost closer to a dry stout than a porter. No bitter aftertaste, just leaves a lingering sweetness that leaves you wanting a second (to which I duly obliged). Jaw-droppingly good and very close to perfection.
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on Draft @ the Village Inn in Celbridge town centre .. . deep brown black .. medium foam .. mild mouth .. deep tar and mild sweet charcoal .. . an easy going porter, i enjoyed it .. . Bathroom etiquette - Piss really hard at the urinal so it goes all over you and the person you are standing next to.
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at parents house, from Abbots Ale House Bottle Shop - thanks to the old man, 27/01/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with reddish hues and a tight tan cap that retains well.
Nose carries roast malt, milk chocolate, quite a soapy dose.
Taste comprises roast malt, dark fruits, chocolate, light molasses, tobacco.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
philgill (18) - - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a porter which as the name suggests should be served serv at 8 degrees. Head is whisky and doesn’t stay too long, aroma cold can be minimal. But as expected. Initial taste is off dark roast, some coffee, chocolate bur mostly a woody bark taste. Finish si quick as the body is light as a porter should be. I feel like his beer is almost there,typical of a Brewery afraid to break the mould and make the beer they want to drink themselves rather than a beer they hope many others would drink
culchiem (2630) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Jet black with a tan to grey head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, chocolate and some blackcurrant. Flavour is much the same, light testure on with a dry sweet finish. Very drinkable
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Black in colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavour of coffee and chocolate.