mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black as a moonless night with a big thick light brown head. Roasted malt flavour with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Lighter in the mouth than expected but very good.
Pyrmir (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml can at the inlaws. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, a bit burnt, some chlorine or chlorinated water and some minerals. Taste is very creamy, cocoa, dry chocolate, minerals with a finish with minerals and cocoa. Nice one
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Systembolaget. Deep smell with creamy dark chocolate. Taste is also deep and full with dark chocolate, hard toasted bread and something that makes me think of milk chocolate. Full body. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml can. Pours black with a lasting creamy film on top. Aroma is espresso, dry cocoa, cola and molasses. Flavor is molasses, spicy green herb, apple, semi-sweet chocolate, espresso and dry grass. Long finish shows some mint and char. Light-medium body is nearly astringently dry and a little too fizzy with flare-ups in the mouth.
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, New York can ($4): Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate malt, roast, and a fair amount of hops. Beer is slightly sweet with chocolate being the primary flavor. This leaves some sugary aftertaste, but is overall rather palatable. A good porter.
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice thick beer. A little harsh with coffee and roasted notes, but nothing else to balance it out. I’d drink it again, but wouldn’t be my first choice in this genre.
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stylistically challenged, pitch black and overhopped Porter had no head, but the nose gave off a deceptively huge citrusy aroma and the malts were barely present. The mouth was smooth with citrusy fruit, nuts and a hint of chocolate prancing around. The ending was smooth, but lacked real depth. An interesting beer that just gets a slightly lower mark because of it is not really within a style guideline.
Cybercat (4086) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a luscious opaque sable brown with a thick, fairly persistent, fluffy, fine-bubbled pale tan head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Aroma is smoky with an overtone of quality roast coffee and hints of molasses and chocolate. Flavor has tones of semi-sweet chocolate, fine coffee and molasses with hints of wood smoke and licorice. There is also a bit of a metallic tang, possibly from being in a can. Texture is smooth, oily, a little thick, with just a bit of a fizz.
Marduk (4071) - Reval, 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.
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Naama. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of fruits, chocolate, malt sweetness, flavor is bitter with chocolate, light acidity, medium bodied.