olliejobbins (1433) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Craftissimo in Hong Kong. drank straight from bottle so no idea on appearance. aroma is fresh hops, bitter malts and coffee. medium carbonation, bitter coffee and a smooth roasted malt finish.
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Euston Tap, London - UK. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel and malt typical as brown beer with high hoppy nose and grassy finish. Taste: good caramel and malt taste finish grassy and herbal. Hoppy. Aftertaste: good caramel brownish finish. Great beer with gold bitterness. Nice beer!
RichTheVillan (4836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark black opaque brown pour with a frothy tan head, aroma has green tea plus chocolate, taste has roasted malts, with some zest, chocolate, bitter finish, decent carbs, good stuff.
whoisghost (121) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with a light brown head. An aroma of raisins and leather with some dark chocolate thrown in for good measure. Roasted malts and coffee, with a hoppy/earthy bitterness at the back end. This is actually quite bitter for a porter, it’s excellent though. Well carbonated and very smooth on the palate, very silky.
MayumiH (447) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at hotel room in Brighton. Rich & toasty, flavours of chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruit and kiwi. Very good.
kermis (7691) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to Scotty001. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, roast, dark burnt malt, a meaty note, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (1864) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Scotty001. Almost black with beige head. Lots of roasted malts, espresso, dry cocoa powder, light smoked meats, some light lime and grapefruit, soft wild flowers and herbs. Taste is mainly roasted bitter with a touch of sweet malts. Medium bodied with a bit of a dry feel. Quite nice.
deanso (6943) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared.
Very thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Hoppy coffee notes. Quite decent
Scotty001 (438) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, light coffee.
colui72 (340) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When a Porter meets a a Black IPA. The porter dominates without doubts. The appearance is a porter-like black with beige head. A big creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, as well as its taste, which adds caramel and hops. Medium bitter finish, which I guess is the intent of being described as a black IPA. Good beer anyway.