Kurtos (141) - Sydney, - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice deep Black with a small 1 finger nail head.
Aroma. A sweet nutty espresso smell.
Taste. Strong Licorice up front, backed by some espresso and a general roastiness, with an annoying bitterness throughout.
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a decent tan head and done lacing. A nice smooth aroma of dark - coffee, chocolate, fruits, nothing standing out, balanced and roasted feel. The taste follows, a little fudge caramel sweetness, bitter on the end, helped by the coffee flavour. Itís not too heavy, quite easy drinking and flavourful, quite lively carbonation which could do with settling. Overall a worthy English porter, and one of the better Aussie ones.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and cooked vegetable. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted, ash, caramel, chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is fizzy to over carbonated.
yngwie (15762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by bergstaden. A more or less black one, topped by a creamy, fingerthick dark beige head leaving lacings. Itís lightly funky and sourish on the nose with lots of dark chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts. Some notes of cooked vegetables. Itís full-bodied and rather effervescent, with lots of dark chocolate flavors. Coffee and roasted malts too. Lasting roasted malts finish. Too much carbonation going on, else itís a fine brew. 151010
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Aroma of coffee, spices, some vegetables, malt and roasted grains. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some caramel, chocolate, grains and coffee. Medium body, lively carbonation.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from warners at the bay. rich dark brown, loads of froth eager to escape the bottle; given a chance to settle and warm it reveals a smooth prune and molasses aroma; some cocoa bitterness, hints of brandy cream and red berry; pretty tasty
Theodopilos (64) - - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 pack from dan murphys, iíve enjoyed every beer that wicked elf have made and this one is no exception, dark, rich and roasty, love it!
Patersoi (84) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with creamy tan head. Not much bouquet but wow, strong chocolate and roasted coffee flavours that linger and linger. Very good
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RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the durham. jet black with tan head. chocolate notes, moderately sweet and moderate bitterness, full body. A fine porter. Nice
Malrider69 (112) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black in colour with a thin coffee coloured head that dissipates quickly, making the beer look like flat cola. Aroma of roast coffee and sawdust. The taste is of mild coffee, roasted malt and is slightly bitter. There is a slight fizziness on the palate and finish is slightly bitter and only short-lasting. Overall a reasonable porter.
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle BB 13JUN2016
Claims to be a "cellar release" of sorts - sounds good!
Certainly looks the part - pours a thick looking ruby body, a tan head lounges about atop without a care in the world.
Nose is somewhat subdued, but suggests a very rich complex story about to unfold; dark chocolate, plums/prunes & dates, burnt caramel, some cakey/pudding sort of quality to it, and earthy/tobacco-y hops.
Good weight on the palate, thick, chewy, low carbonation adding to the overall viscous nature.
So much to enjoy here - cocoa, dark cooking chocolate, sticky date pudding, some charred notes, latte, some lovely dark fruit esters, and a hint of leafy, earthy hop. Finishes with a moderately firm bitterness, lingering for a good while.
Excellent porter. Plenty of character, well rounded and enjoyable.