biirusaikou (273) - - 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 (2866) - Dayton Area, Ohio, 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 (2092) - 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 (2221) - 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)
maneliquor (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with a small tan head which slowly disappears. Nose is quite sweet - full of chocolate and vanilla, hint of citrus. Has that salty dryness about it. Very dry and chocolate driven with some hop bitterness and light liquorice. Solid
Artichoke (33) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barely one half a finger head. Metallic nose, but pouring from a can. Lightly roasted malts with just a touch of bitterness on the finish. No real complex flavors, but so tasty I’d want to session like session black.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour, no head. Aroma of burnt malt and licorice, similar taste, quite flat.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:   Deep brown, thin beige head, sudsy, sparce lacing.   Nose is slightly pasture like.   Otherwise soft roastiness and a little (touch) of lactose.   Mild bitterness on the tongue.   Make that VERY mild
bitterness.   Slight cocoa and watered down coffee on the backside.   Not a big Porter, and certainly not like a west coast example.   Remains flavorful tho from start to finish.   Decent example.   Body and mouthfeel
are moderate to full.   Has a decent body at least.
AndySnow (1765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Golden amber colour with a beige head. Fruit, citrus aroma. Sweet roast coffee, chocolate flavour.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, could not see size but likely 35 cl or so, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.04, purchased late December 2012.
Dark brown color, big brown head. Sweet, roasted, chocolate scent. Malty, sweet, cocoa taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Nice and drinkable, I enjoyed this one a lot.