monkeychugg55 (1026) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with an over-carbonated, rocky light tan head. Thick lacing. the aroma is very porter-like. Mostly roasted malt, with some crystal in there as well. Unnoticeable yeast, and might have a touch of earthy hops. I assume this has been sitting for a while. Flavor is similar, and well balanced. Nice palate, too. Will try to re-rate a fresher one.
Hanoi (833) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is coffee, charcoal, fruit, vimto. Taste is very fruity (hint of vimto), charcoal, must, light smoke, coffee, green hop note. Decent but too fruity for s porter for me. YMMV.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Black-brown with a thin tan head. It has chocolate, vanilla, red fruit and sarsaparilla flavour followed by oak, milk chocolate, coffee and currants on the fruity finish. Good.
tombutlin (220) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good, without making my hair stand on end and demand that I have another. Hard to pick what was wrong, but just didn’t sing
adamnowek (1829) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with a light tan head. Aroma is espresso, charcoal, a bit of marijuana, and some boozy undertones. Taste is rich milk chocolate with some coffee. Slightly silty texture.
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at dB’s. Poors black with medium tan head. Hoppy nose. Big sweet deep roasted malts, marijuana hoppy. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium body, creamy soft feel and big roasty and marijuna finish. Nice hoppy toffee.
SamVimes21 (261) - - AUG 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Wildcat tap, Birmingham, black with a beige head with a toffee, licorice malty taste and a tinny malty aftertaste , not bad .
likeatrainwreck (467) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty hop forward, edging toward black IPA territory. Roasty chocolate body with a fresh hop kick. Bit thin bodied...
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at the hanging bat. Pours opaque black. Aromas of rose petals, toffee, butterscotch, chocolate fondue. Taste is chocolate, mango, malts, nice balance.
janubio (705) - SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour, medium off white head, great lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, licorice, coffee. Medium body, creamy palate.Medium carbonation. Taste of licorice, coffee, chocolate. OK.
PeatyPete (926) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is creamy chocolate and a bit metallic.