hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Very dark brew. When held up to white hot halogen, the beautiful crimson hue shines through. Lovely! Medium-sized khaki head. Creamy, but quickly dissipating. Decent lacing.
The nose indicates a well-hopped beer with notes of flowers and pine along with dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Also, a beefy/spicy note of some kind... unidentified, but very nice.
Deeply roasted and malty sweet flavor up front. Moderately bitter with more malty sweetness on the backside.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet, syrupy, chewy finish.
Very good beer. I would have to say that my fellow Ratebeerians are right on the nose with their average ratings regarding this brew. faroeviking (11343) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Quite roasty malty, chocolate, coffee and liquorice aroma. Great flavour of well roasted malt, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits and liquorice. Bitter roasty finish. alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is mild to moderate roasted malt, chocolate, and some citrus hop notes. The flavor is mildly roasted malts, chocolate, and some citrus notes. The finish has some bitterness to it and highlights the dry hopping. I think it is an interesting idea, but doesn’t completely work for me and what I like in a porter.
allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
355ml bottle from AshtonMcCobb - cheers Ash! Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of tobacco, toffee, earth. Taste is tar, sweet dark sugars. Quite thin. DocLock (11191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours deep brown/ruby with a big, cream, tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocoff. Tastes malty, with big chocoff, fruit, and a roasty, somewhat rauchy finish. Medium in palate and fairly dense and bold. To me, this is an awesome porter...certainly a repeat buy, and a top 25er.
gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 First ratingjercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
(Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!)
Black color, tan head. Sweet chocoalte and some chicken food scent. Chocoalte, grainy and a bit vinous scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
(Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and chocolate scent. Some cinnamon also. Sweet, hoppy, malty, dry, roasted, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, dry bitterness.
Dark brown body. Nice raisniy fruity aroma. Vinuouse body a nice sweet falvour with the tiniest bit of roastiness. This is a very nice porter. Fin (11070) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
Had this at the Orsted cafe/bar, Kobenhaven 13-09-08 Don’t recall who shared this one, probably Ian (Harrisoni) but thanks to whoever. Poured dark, dark brown with nice chocolate and hops. This is smooth enjoyable and moreish, notes are getting less and less as the evening wears on. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2008
A unique porter. Dark, dark brown, but light does pass through it. A nice tan head that lasts for a bit. Aroma is hops and more hops. Flavor is hoppy and a tad bitter. Strong coffee flavors are present as well...if you like dark beers and hops then this is the beer for you. phaleslu (10907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a very dark brown color with a half-inch thick tan head that sticks around. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked wood, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops, and brown sugar. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, smoked wood, earthy hops, caramel, and toast. Bitter and earthy for the style, with nice sweetness to balance and a dry finish. Medium-bodied, smooth, and robust. Very nice porter.