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.
HKdIPA (214) - HONG KONG - JUL 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Soho Wine at home. Dark black pour, very thin tan head with some lacing. Not much aroma at all. Taste is roasted, then a bit soapy, with a lot of bitterness. Hard to place - but not in a good way. Sort of thin, sort of bitter, sort of roasty. Not bad but disappointing. Wouldn't get again.
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 single batch.
pot black in colour, lacing of head around the rim, the rest of it disappeared before I could sit down to look at it. aromas of smoky, toasty, toffee, coffee, chocolate. First taste, 4/10 for carbonation level (10 being apollo 13). light bitters. oily.
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, tan head, and black in color. The smell is burnt malts, pine, hops, fruit, and burnt. The taste is burnt, malt, heavy roast, hops, and pine.
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Black with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of light smoke, coffee, chocolate, light leather and some pine. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke, and roasted malts.
CacheManyHose (168) - HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells of nutty gently roasted malt, bit of cola, faint sweet syrup. Tastes sweet and fizzy, slight spice, not much depth. Bitter finish. Body on the thin side but with sharp carbonation. Love the name! But a trifle disappointing - not really reminiscent of either an IPA or a porter despite being somewhat bitter and roasted. Not much to the taste.
zach8270 (3376) - 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.
bu11zeye (11933) - 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 (4102) - 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 (260) - 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.