DCLawyer (1723) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can->shaker. Black with small tan head. Coffee and roasted malt. Bittersweet, tad thin. Pretty good.
ttroha (403) - Americus, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden in color. White head. Very strong floral flavor and very hoppy
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours opaque black with slight toffee head. Aroma of coffee and mixed nuts. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
gyllenbock (5343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ant n Bee, August 2013.
Almost black with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, some chocolate and caramel. The finish was dry and medium bitter. Descent stuff.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad! I wasnt sure what to expect from this! Lots of nice velvety roast. Not much of a smell to it....
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with DrSilverworm. Pours inky dark brown with mocha head. .75cm. recedes slowly into lace. Smells roasty. Charred. Almost smoky. Loads of coffee. Deep-ass shit. Smells good. Slick and smooth. Medium body. Coffee flavor. A little dark fruit. Niiiiice. Touch of dark chocolate. "Roasty, almost smokey" keeps coming back to mind. This is tasty. Lighter carbonation than I was expecting. Creamy.
biirusaikou (900) - - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour, black color with beige head. Cocoa, honey aromas. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee bitterness, little hops. Creamy finish, smooth and enjoyable Japanese porter.
BelgianBeerGal (3299) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Aeon mall near Narita airport. This looks promising: black pour with a big milk, chocolate head. The aroma reminds me of slightly sweetened coffee with milk; also some nice roasted malt. The flavor is a bit of a letdown though. Really kinda thin and bland. Fine overall.
hawthorne00 (2682) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Black with a tan head that never quite gives up. Floral aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, molasses. Gently mouthfilling with little sweetness and a dry but barely bitter finish. Chocolate, mild roast, dark sugars, floral notes. Insubstantial but rather elegant.
ALLOVATE (2537) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At just on cool and into a stumpy tulip. Black, brilliant and with ruby highlights showing showing in the very shallows. Capped off by a dense, tannish crown that holds but manages little lace. Light caramel, smoke, Belgian waffles fresh toasted and topsoil make up the interesting waft that tickles the nostrils. Medium light in body, creamy and subtle overall on the palate with a prevalent malty, smoky, charred wood flavour. Good hit of dark chocolate and vanillin. Finish is ashen with a supple, caramel sweetness that lingers. Lacks depth but arguably a very easy drinking Porter. Like it, but it is a little forgettable. (33cL can, Coded 112229, Cellarbrations Carlisle)