Dervock (661) - Emu plains, - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle _ pours black with small tan head. Lots of toasty. Toasty choc malt. Taste is bittersweet up front with a long bitter finish. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.
motelpogo (7686) - 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 (63) - - 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, i’ve enjoyed every beer that wicked elf have made and this one is no exception, dark, rich and roasty, love it!
Patersoi (71) - 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 (485) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - 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 (107) - 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 (1609) - 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.
Maris (1201) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 3/11/2014. Pours the deepest of browns with a huge tan head (bottle gushed a bit on opening). The nose features lots of choc malt and a bit of caramel as well. The flavour features lots of chocolate, cocoa, some fudge, and hints of caramel and berries. A subdued bitterness counters the sweetness nicely. Has a creamy palate and was a touch over-carbed (no such issue with a previous bottle shared with my bro). A very nice porter.
Pyobon (1147) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown with a thin pale brown head. Nice rich aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, toast. Lovely mouthfeel, with excellent carbonation - booth smooth creamy and bright. Rich flavours whilst remaining refreshing. Taste starts with raisins / port and some gentle acidity. In the mid palate richer chocolate coffee creamy flavours develop. These transition into some acidity and pleasant dark bitter notes in the finish. There’s some slight smokey woody notes in there somewhere too. Very good porter.
BTShrimp (2) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Porter. Prefect beer for a Winter's night. Nice head, almost a sweet espresso like taste. A full bodied Porter.
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