Guyute_Pig (100) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice creamy head. Minimal lacing. Nose of dark roasted malt and a little chocolate. Lots of roasted character with a slightly dry and bitter finish. Not a big hop presence, New Zealand to the States certainly isn’t ideal. Overrated imo, average Black IPA.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice surprise to find this on the shelf at 4 Firkins! Pours a dark black and has about two fingers worth of carb. Nice looking beer. Smells hoppy and also dry, looks like a guinness or something, definitely a little malty. Its a little thick but not much, this was a nice NZ treat.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark maroon, large thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma os slightly boozy dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is burnt coffe grounds, pumpernickel bread. Not bad.
aVm (3) - - MAR 25, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 33cl bottle bought in NZ. Very bitter ending that stays a while. Very nice dark colour. Didnt get much froth but the little I got looked creamy. The only flaw is that lacks of a bit of a body. Good beer overall.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from 12 oz bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a transparent, very dark reddish-brown color with enormous, everlasting off-white head of beautiful tiny bubbles which left the glass covered with fine lace as I drank it drown. An absolutely perfect beer appearance. Very hoppy aroma, perhaps dry-hopped with spicy, peppery noble type similar to Saaz, as well as some citrus zest, strong roasted barley, caramelized sugar and coffee scents. Flavor was tart, grainy, bready, toasty, with hints of molasses, plum syrup, mulberries and cranberries (?!) and some nutty tannins. Light body, slightly elevated alcohol, high carbonation, lingering bittersweet aftertaste which eventually finished dry. This is not your grand-dad’s porter. No, there were layers of complexity typically only found in fancy doppelbocks, Belgian strong dark ales, Imperial Coffee Stouts, etc, yet Pot Kettle Black remained as smooth and drinkable as a plain-ol’ porter. A masterpiece of a beer. I want more right now!
Gramoit (331) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour: Large thick head.
Aroma: Coffee and Chocolate.
Taste: strongly of burnt coffee and lots of chocolate
Overall a interesting ’porter’ that I will need to try again
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted coffee dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the very good brew.
beerme31 (432) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, big tan head. Aroma is chocolate, yeasty, caramel, and roasty. Taste is chocolate sweet. Medium-full body, creamy texture, fades very nicely from sweet taste to bitter finish. Overall all nice porter or whatever you want to call it.
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, healthy light-brown head. Huge sappy hop and roast aroma. Flavor has a biting burnt coffee and bitter malt flavor complemented perfectly by a chewy sap and pine. Earth. Great! Definitely in the CDA/BIPA category.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light roast and l;ight chocolate aroma with light grapefruit. Light roast and light coffee flavlor with light chocolate and light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Roast and light chocolae lingers with grapefruit.