denimglen (8) - Auckland, - JUL 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy hop aroma with a little spicy-ness. Initial sweetness, followed by some citrus and spicy hop, with a firmly roasty and bitter finish. Staunch flavours but balanced well with nothing OTT.
whoisghost (112) - 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 (419) - 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 (7224) - 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 (1650) - 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 (6740) - 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 (386) - 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 (326) - 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.
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Darkly coloured black beer with a very strong light brown coloured head. The aroma is deeply roasted, and the flavour is very deeply roasted with bags of bitterness and a slight espresso coffee feel. Overall a nice very strongly flavoured porter.
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drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/15/15. Bottle thanks to blomster, I believe. Dark brown pour with a fizzy khaki head, overcarbed. Light citrus aroma, pine, caramel, roasted black malts, coffee, light chocolate. Citrus and pine hop character, chocolate and coffee malts. Not bad.
allmyvinyl (6644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick tan head. A touch over-carbonated. Aromas of chocolate, orange, pine. Taste is bitter, woody, light roast, faint chocolate. Bitter orange & pine finish.