northropfrye (3249) - 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 (2799) - 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 (3810) - 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 (11509) - 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
Decman (25) - 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 (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (8084) - .....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 (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.