gregwilsonstl (1405) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark. Thick. Creamy head. Quite complex and dynamic. Some vanilla. This is an excellent porter. Thanks for the recommendation vyvvy.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 2012 bottle. Pours deep, nearly black brown, slight tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is surprisingly grainy, but that doesn’t carry over to the taste. The taste is very smooth chocolate, light espresso, some cereal, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Light hoppiness. Dry and crisp finish, which is excellent. Real good and easy drinking.
neepsntatties (1377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...basically black with a thick tan head. Nose...oak, vanillin, toffee. Palate...creamy though not esp thick. Lots of oak and some smoke with an ashen/char aspect that exists throughout the palate. There’s plenty of chocolate, as well, but in a subdued manner that just happens to be omnipresent through the experience.
deekyn (1369) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours opaque cola brown with huge fluffy tight bubbled tan head. S - strong cocoa powder and milk chocolate straight away. Notes of coffee grounds, vegetal and toasted malts, leather, and astringent. Some smoky notes.0 M - medium full body, relatively full palate. Very metallic. Dry ending. High carb. Watery mf. T - cacao powder, mocha, and carob, coffee up front. Toasted malts, dry grasses, over ripe apples, light oak notes on the palate. Lingering sweet malty end. Cocoa powder, carob chips, coffee grounds, bourbon and vanilla at the end. O - pretty good porter. Barrel aging was unapparent. 3.4
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BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Pleasant aroma and taste with good balanced flavorings from roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hops and bourbon. Nice!
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alehouse.
Pours an opaque black with a thin beige head. Aroma is cocoa, salty smokiness, bourbon, toasted oak. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is dense chocolate, brine, bourbon, a hint of dark fruit sweetness. Pretty tasty.
williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, small brown head. Faint roasty aroma. Deep chocolate dark fruit flavor. Complex and delicious.
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is black with Brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is light chocolate with a little coffee.
Leini (1327) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Dark brown body with a low tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and a hint of wood.
Fritz123 (1315) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quick Stop in Durham. 750ml. Pours a black, opaque with a very small, light tan head. Defined aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and roasted malts. Also the bourbon barrel notes came through nicely. The taste is vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, oak and bourbon. The body is medium, the finish is mostly dry. Medium carbonation. Lingering coffee bitterness. Very well done.