sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014 Tonybaldeagle (61) - - AUG 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ultra hyped dark beer that doesn't taste like any porter I've tried before. It is bitter and zesty with lots of flavour
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Keg - Founders Brewery Cafe, Nelson. A dark but clear brown with a light tan head with fair retention. Tangy dark fruits, chocolate, liquorice and roasted malt characters. Light to medium body and somewhat light in the mid-palate. Soft carbonation, gently bitter length in the finish. Rounded palate texture. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is medium, the body dark brown. It smells darkmalty, aromatic, malty, bit roasty. The taste is darkmalty, bit bitter, flowery, ok. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
This has some seriously hard acts to follow from the brews I have enjoyed this evening. Coppery brown in colour with a good finger of cream coloured head. There is a zesty hoppiness that dominates the first organoleptic impression. That and creaming soda (yeuchh!). Ther perfumy herbalness gives way to a lightish body with dandelion, sour fruits, grapefruit among them. It is citric and zesty rather than restrained, elegant and toasty. Not like many porters I have ever tried within memory, certainly.
I think it just misses the mark somehow. Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft. Clear maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of subtle brownies. Taste is chocolate soda.