kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. A little pricey at about $5 a pop but figured I would give it a try. Popped the top and poured into a NB tulip glass a dark non transparent brown/black color with a 1 finger mocha tan head that slowly settles. The arom is sublte but has notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Medium roast coffee flavors that slowly transition to a smooth dark chocolate note endign with a slight bitterness. Some sweetness but still dry. Minimal lacing. Overall, a nice drinking porter but a little too pricey for me to go for again.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 1/15/2011 Source:Butters) Smoky, grainy, and roasty aroma. Clear dark brown almost black with little head. Flavor follows aroma with smoky creosote notes, roast and chocolate malts. Relatively dry and slightly astringent. Medium to light body and mouth feel. Finish is dry smoky and lightly astringent.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark ruby brown, thin tan head. Aroma is floral, smokey, tangy, molasses. Flavor is smokey, molasses, grass, coffee, chocolate, slight anise.
Earlier Rating: 1/7/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Can. Pours black ruby, tan head. Aroma is grass, molasses, chocolate, caramel, soy. Flavor is smokey, molasses, grass, wheat.
DCLawyer (1291) - 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.
bobinlondon (1249) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Black with tan head and modest carbonation. Toasted malt and quality coffee flavors. Oilly hop finish. Very pleasant.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lacing tan head with a dark brown, almost black body. Aromas of roasted malt, some vegetal notes, and dark sweetness. Flavors of roasted malt and molasses. Smooth, clean finish.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, The Earl of Mercia (JDW) Coventry. And Iím sat there now, the sun streaming through the windows of the upstairs bar, the town hallís gilded highlights glinting. Wish I could wax as loquacious about the beer - very smooth in a cafe au lait way, strong crema head, sweet licks abound but írobust porterí and ícomplex chocolateí are but fleeting concepts to what is a plain and simple drink. Inoffensive and undemanding.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coffee black, maybe a shade lighter. Head is soapy, beige and pretty big but fades quickly. The aroma is mostly cocoa with touches of mocha, roast and a mild twang of acidity. Taste is sweet with more simple chocolate flavor and finishes with a fairly assertive coffee/roast bitterness. The coffee flavor is a bit stale. The acidity comes through a bit in the taste, as well. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, but it could use more body. Itís a decent porter but nothing special and certainly not worth the price, at least here in the US.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1200) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Craft Beer Base, a can 280 yen to go and 560 in to drink in which is what I did. A very solid porter with some roast coffee notes and an inky black color with a burnt orange head of foam. Very nice value.
Gurthnar (1107) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can kindly shared by Roman, thank you! Aroma chocolate, light heavily roasted. Light light dark fruits. Quite tempting. Almost black colour. Taste is moderate burnt roastiness, light chocolate, light coffee. Simple, but tasty albeit a bit thin bodied. Very easily drinkable and a very good one overall. Finish of moderate duration, roasted notes, coffee.