magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a thin white head. Smells of heavy malt, nuts, roast. Tastes of a medium-light sweetness, and a large nutty bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture. Interesting, but too bitter for a Porter for me. Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2011
An inviting light aroma of roasted malt with tones of caramel and biscuit. Pours a rich dark colour with tan head that fades slowly. Initial thoughts about this porter are that it’s complex, subtle and balanced. I like it. Initial hit is caramel and bitterness followed by creaminess and then sweetness. Chocolate and cereal aftertaste. Really goes well with beef sausages overlooking the windy Wellington harbour and city. Well done Emersons. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A nice dark chestnut brown pour with a medium tan head which is gone after about a minute. Quite an in your face chocolate roast aroma. Dark chocolate and almost some burnt chocolate notes in this one. Finishes with a bitter roastedness that lingers for quite a while. Solid porter jonno (2771) - JAPAN - MAY 11, 2011
Ecellent example of the stlye. Quite a potent dark chocolate and roast nose, which repeats itself in the mouth. Good body and excellent for the ABV. These guys are almost always impressive. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2011
My first thought as I smelled this, was how many Porters just smell roasty, chocolately and tempting. Is it becoming a same-y same-y thing? And then I thought how pleased I would be if I had brewed this beer. Putting my nose over the glass and smelling this and thinking that it is just so.
The fluffy mocha head dissipated after a short time, and underneath was something that was obviously dark but has a dark chocolate colour to it.
To taste there’s a lovely bitter tang coupled with soft chocolate. Usually when you taste Porters it is an onslaught of roasty, toastiness. With this one it is as if the beer greets you and charms itself into your palate rather than screaming that it is here. It isn’t overt or ostentatious. This beer is a soft, sexy devil. Just points all ’round.
Davros (3187) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours black with a small fading light tan head.
Nose shows enticing dark chocolate, toffee, caramel and roasted malt. Nice stuff!
Very similar flavours but more of an emphasis on the roasted malt. Very mild finish with a soft roasty bitterness.
Carbonation is a little high really, body a little watery. Could use some extra malt. Dudar (111) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 3, 2011
Appearnace: Very dark brown, almost black, with dense mocha head although it doesn’t stay for long. Very attractive lacing.
Smells malty, toffee, dark fruit, faint coffee, bready yeast
Taste is bready, roasty, chocolate, coffee, christmas cake (caramelized raisins). Roastiness is prominent, intertwined with hop bitterness, seamless. Dryish aftertaste, creamy coffee texture, nice! Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
Botle - Very dark brown with tan head. Medium caronation. Dark roasted malts. Chocolate. licorice Smoke/ash. Medium bitterness. beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2010
500ml bottle, tulip glass. Dark brown hue, nice thick creamy tan coloured slowly diminishing head, very good lacing. Roasty malt, chocolate, coffee marmite on well toasted dark rye bread, licorice aromas. Some sweetness moderate bitterness, faint sourness. Expected a bit more body to this beer - thinner and more watery than I anticipated. Soft carbonation, some oiliness to the texture, bitterness and dryness and roasty chocolatyness linger for a while afterwards. This was enjoyable but totally lacked any wow factor or anything special about it. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2010
500 ml bottle
Aroma: Slight earthy yeast with scent of chocolate malt. No sign of hops though.
Appearance: Dark brown, barely translucent body, mostly diminishing, light brown rocky head dissipating to a thin film with fine lacing.
Taste: initially a sweet chocolatey and coffee taste, bitter with a hint of cream. Not a long finish but leaves a milky chocolate and coffee taste - mildly bitter but not sweet with a trace sour aftertaste.
Palate: Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively and quickly dissipating carbonation, and slightly astringent with moderate alcohol finish.
Overall: Certainly a porter you’d want at your local. Fulll bodied, I enjoyed it more for the fact that it has no cloying sweetness and a nice mellow finish.