ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 4 pack. Pours a nearly jet black with tannish head that settled and dissipates. Aroma is coffee and a burnt roast malt. Taste is interesting mix of coffee, chocolate, toffee and slight oatmeal notes. A nice balance between the bitterness of coffee beans and the sweetness of roast malt chocolate. A very good porter.
Itzjerm (1850) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing vanilla wood barrel and bourbon nose. With lots of coffee aroma. Coffee however on tongue is almost to strong. Still a great light sweetness and a great beer.
ljthiessen (903) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with not much head. Aroma is rich chocolate and coffee. Flavour is malty chocolate, some coffee - not particularly roasty for a porter, and not as rich as expected for the ABV, but still good.
MacBoost (1607) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aromas of coffee and roast. Silky mouthfeel. I don’t know. It’s ok.
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting
Slightly fruity tomatoey chilli and coffee on nose. Fruity,Smokey, coffee, a little sharp, cocoa. Light, dry finish.
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma of roasty coffee, slightly fruity licorice. Taste is roasty, burnt, coffee. Slightly sweet.
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ...steve tasting ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft coffee chocolate roast ... soft fruit malt nose ... dark sweet roast .. soft malts .. soft sweet chcolate roast .. ligth sweet coffee ... mellow soft coffee roast
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of green vegetables, peppers, coffee. Taste is roasted bitter, coffee on the finish.
12th July Garvie tasting
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, roasted, taste is similar, quite dry, oatmeal, rich.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful beer from a brewery I?ve hitherto never heard of. Why doesn?t anyone talk about these guys? Lots of coffee and chocolate. Roast malt. Black pour with great mocha head and lacing. Thick consistency. Bitter finish with hint of caramel sweetness. Bottle.
giffmo (10) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really great shelf beer for Porter/Stout enthusiasts. Don’t know why it doesn’t get more love but nice coffee aroma that pours thick and dark. Taste is nice coffee, with chocolate notes. It’s only seasonal but worth picking up a few of the 4 packs when you can. Great great great beer to grab when you don’t feel like opening a bomber or rare beer.