petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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Davhgbrew (723) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma of espresso and toasty malt. Sips pretty thin and watery. Taste of bitter chocolate and hops prevail. I wouldnít seek out again
martjoobolut (83) - ESTONIA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, smoke, hints of sweetness. Appearnce black, small brown head dissapears quickly. Taste: intense dark chocolate, coffee, some fruit, smoke. Medium carbonation. Overall: rather good porter.
Brandman (1751) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate and some berry like notes. Robust. Bit thinnish. Nice porter but not the best one.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/23/2011. From can. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Good bitterness and body. Probably my favorite from this brewer.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Hasegawa Liquors, Tokyo Station. Deep black colour, off white head. High initial carbonation. Stout end of porter, deepnrasty flavours, burnt, some cocoa. Hint of boozy molasses and brown sugar. A tasty beer.
thirstyrabbit (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Nearly black body, small beige head. Aroma has milky roast with some ash and leather seats. Smooth roasty taste with a semi-milky finish. Reminds me of Fullerís London Porter but itís a bit drier and less chocolatey. Nice, but for obvious reasons itís too expensive here to have it regularly.
suurjuust (734) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, small brown head, some pretty nice lacing. Nose is heavy on the coffee, chocolate, soy sauce, burned malt, salty notes. Taste is similar to the nose, but while the nose was more aggressive on the salty soy sauce front, the taste is smoother, the chocolate is more pronounced, the saltiness is almost gone. Finish has cocoa and more soy sauce, again, not so salty soy sauce, hops in the background. Thin to medium body, fairly flat carbonation, oily texture. Very nice.
Senka (177) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
350cl can. Aroma of hoppy caramel, dark roasted malt and for some reason black soy sauce. Pitch black with thick, dark brown head. Extremely good balance between bitterness, hopines, caramel and wet cardboard. For some reason reminds me of either shrimp or shellfish. You can taste iron and cardboard. Medium body, creamy at first, but turns in to a watery drink rather quickly. Carbonation is average, and stays for about 10 minutes. Finish is burnt, bitter, sharp and short.
When I poured it, and had a first sip - I was blown away by the aroma and complexity of the taste, but longer it stayed in my glass, the more oily and pale it become. You should not mingle with this beer - drink it in 10 min time.
P.S. My house smells heavily of porter.
Marduk (1654) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml can. Black color. Flat as characters in Japanese cartoons. Burnt pancakes, flour, sweet, mild chocolate in aroma. Sweet, coffee, roasted malts, milky taste. Watery texture. Nice roast in aftertaste.