badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with almost no head. Sweet malty and milk chocolate aroma and taste with a watery palate.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF 06’. Down here as a porter, but you could have called it a stout. Nice full flavour, roasty, chocolatey, some charcoal qualities. Nice length of flavour. Some nice bitterness.
mansquito (5474) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Pours a dark mahogany color with a thin light tan head and some lacing. The nose is sharp and roasty, not astringent, but a little sweet cherry and vanilla along with the coffee notes. The mouthfeel is fairly thick, but it doesn’t have much expanse in the flavor. Some roast and dry chocolate. Good porter, but a little light in the body and umami department.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can – 99 Bottles – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice Dark malt aroma and flavor. Very little hops this was a Malt bomb. Very biscuit in flavor forward. Dry malt finish. Not bad to drink. Some light flavors of vanilla and caramel come out.
mkel07 (5226) - 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.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one, and Lee for his masterful can-opening skills. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is some smoke, malt, earth, and some band-aid. Flavor is similar with lingering smoke in the finish. Light to medium bodied and ok.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ushi-Tora, Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo. A light-brown, creamy head tops this black beer. Espresso and chocolate aroma. Meaty flavours combining with roast. Smooth as velvet and quite full-bodied. Excellent.
Cybercat (5172) - 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.
TimE (5092) - 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.