zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head. Floral and peppery hop aroma sitting atop a light and roasted malt and chocolate blend. Flavor is hops and bitter roasted hops without any of the sweetness I thought I might get. Some sweet malts come up at the end but give way to a bitter finish.
Rosslew (254) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of burnt wood, ash, roasted coffee and dark malts. Even a splash of vegemite which might puzzle the brewer. Bitterness but very nice in the mouthfeel and solid end. Great winter brewski.
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bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, and raisins. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, subtle anise, some caramel, and dark fruit with a dry, bitter finish.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding porter! Dark ruby color, almost black. Produces a beige head, which leaves good lacing. Notes of roasted malt, caramel, and hops on the nose and palate. Perfect body, not watery. Great bitter finish.
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taps, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken off-white head. The aroma is creamy caramel malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich nutty earthy resin malt palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation. These guys like doing something different and in that respect they did not disappoint, however, as porters go, I’d prefer something a little more traditional.
oliodnb (390) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, fine beige head. Very good smell with caramel, plums, raisins, cherries, coffee, strong red wine, some liquor, some light orange. Taste adds toasted malts with more coffee and chocolate and less fruits. Still some winey aftertaste. There’s way less hop than expected, probably because the bottle is quite old (expired 11 months ago), and I think this also explains the wine-like feeling. Surely more a porter than a black IPA.
Cousin_Larry (392) - - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour was 95% head. Even tipping the glass and pouring slow, it took a good five minutes to get the beer from the bottle to the glass. However, it was a good chocolate porter with a booze-like finish. Not bad.
KyotoLefty (6737) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2013 Remix. black and lacy. Big coffee nose with hops, oranges. Flavor of coffee, wood, grass, hay, lemon, paper. Nicely bitter finish. The coffee and paper flavors are off-putting.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown pour with a small beige head, Slight aromas of roasted malt and bitter hops. Flavor is thin and bitter. Not a fan of Black IPA’s so this beer definitely isn’t for me.
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Big Dave. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, toast, earth, rocky road and toffee action. The taste is toasty, earth, roasted malt, cocoa, ash, dirt, charred wood and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough porter by any measure.