bartlebier (834) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle - pours a lively carbonated, light bodied black-brown with off-white to tan head. - Very easily drinkable for a roasted porter: light-medium mouthfeel (could be a bit more viscous), 7% ABV not noticeable. Upfront roasted, slightly smoked notes with some liquorice; good hop bitterness. Guinness Foreign Export lighter Belgian cousin?
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with big tan head. Ashy roasty smokey aroma, slightly meaty woth some dark fruits. Similar taste, ashy, roasty and fruity. Harshly fizzy, over carbonated. Nice flavours
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BeerHive, Edinburgh 
Black, big tan head dissipates to thin layer, good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, soft burnt toast, espresso, soft smoke.
Taste of roasted malts, espresso roast, soft mellow burnt toast, sweet dark rich malts, good mellow smoke.
Palate is medium carb, medium to full body, creamy rich malts, sweet dark malts counterbalance the burnt toast and smoke, very smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, good linger of mouthcoating rich dark malts with some soft burnt roast and chocolate
Overall - Very good porter, the burnt roast isn’t harsh here and the smoke is nice and mellow, good rich malts.
sonnycheeba (2524) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with average, frothy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, smoked pork, coffee, raisins, plums, light earthy hops, and ash. Flavor is roast malt forward with good supporting dark fruit esters, milk chocolate, light earthy hops, and light smoke; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is smoked meat and sweet wood with roast and chocolate malt, earthy and herbal hops with prunes and figs. Flavor is smoked meat and dark roast malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, sour dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep brown body, small tan head. oily black patent char in the nose with a milder sense of campfire wood/ash. medium body, somewhat oily texture, medium-low carbonation, sweet with lots of dark chocolate / coffee / roast, but combine the effervescent Belgian yeast with some burnt grain husks and chalky yeast, well, the texture and body could use some refinement.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Poatersgat, Dark brown with creamy golden head. Aroma is beefy, roasty, little bit of bitterness, touch of smoke, bit of vanilla. Taste is nice, roasty, creamy, spicy, bit of meatiness. Slight bitterness at end. Pretty nice.
Theydon_Bois (5245) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cambrinus, Brugge - 02/12/12.
Mid black with a forthy tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a small film after a few minutes.
Nose is roast malt, liqourice, molasses, touch of chocolate.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, touch of coffee, leather, some liqourice.
Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation - a little overcooked for my liking, roasted finish.
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Starts to gush once opened. Pours a dark brown with a lighter brown head. Aroma is disappointingly muted. Chocolate malt taste with smokey logs and light coffee notes. The smoke isn’t overdone and works pretty nicely. Carbonation seems far too high though. Not bad overall but has a few issues.
DuffMan (5778) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Jake Melnick’s Chicago. Near black with a scant tan head. Very roast aroma, lots of burnt malt, pleasantly smokey. Flavours of tar, bitter black coffee bean, smoke with traces of yeast linger long after the swallow. Satisfyling.