triskaideka (312) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 Bottle at home. Poured dark, black with tan head that hung around for a while. Roasty / vanilla notes from the aroma and taste. Decent
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
31/XII/13 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: X/2013 (2013-1206) Thanks to Seba for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, lots of coffee, some caramel, toast, hay, bit of vanilla. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: sourish start, grains, rye bread, mocha, dark chocolate, some caramel, toast. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, sour touch, dark chocolate, mocha, roasted malts, burnt toast.
TaxiDriver (1672) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It smells malty and fruity. Nearly no head, the body is black. The taste is sweet and a little bit strange, hard to define. The body is light to medium strong, a little bit creamy with a lively carbonation.
elbernays (1113) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light body. Medium carbonation. Sweet with strong Bitter aftertaste. Nose of milk chocolate. Okay just.
stravale (2701) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014
Bottle @ Hanly’s Bar, Strokestown
Black, clear, ruby edges, thin tan head
Aroma of dark malts, caramel, soft mellow roast, chocolate, lots of dark caramel, dark sugars
Taste - nice smooth dark malts, chocolate, caramel, soft mellow roast, some milk sugars?, really good
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, fairly oily. Quite sweet dark malts palate. Finish very smooth, noce rich sweet dark malt lingering finish
Overall - One of the best Irish porters at it’s ABV range
Keg @ The Brew Dock, Dublin  6/3/7/3/14 3.3
Very dark brown, dark caramel edges, thin tan head
Aroma of soft roast, dark toasted malts, some bitter hop
Taste of roasted malts, dark sweet malts, some bitter hops in there, touch of molasses
Palate - Medium carb and body, bit too fizzy, Finish of dark smooth roasted malts
Overall - Must re-rate on cask or bottle...I don’t think keg dispense really suits this beer
northropfrye (3088) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, looks like a Guinness. Sweet aroma, buttery. Taste is also dominated by a sweet butteryness and a touch of smoke. Maybe some vanilla.
mzaar (2557) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På fat @ The Black Sheep, Dublin. Nästan helt svart med litet smutsvitt skum. Arom av mörk choklad, soja, lakrits och röda bär. Kaffe, m choklad, röda bär i smaken. Torr, men kolsyrig, munkänsla. Skön beska.
goozen (3680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at O’Neills, Dublin: Almost black coloured brew with an great taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some vanilla.
Dogbrick (10707) - 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 (3428) - 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