madquacker (1121) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A head like the surface of the moon. Coffee and burnt white toast. salty at the back end. Quite strong in the end. Powerful brew. Prefer their APA though.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkest of red/browns almost opaque,big frothy light chocolate coloured head with good carbonation.Aroma liccorice,molasses,roasted hints.Flavour roasted malts,caramel liccorice good bitter,malt is nice.Good enough porter strong in flavour,finish is gritty and dry.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer, to often i’ve had acrid porters that are tough going but this is surprisingly mellow. It’s a characterful beer that isn’t overly intense in any way i guess i’d call that ’balanced’. In any case i enjoy the hints of roastiness, the dash of sweet malt and the dry finish.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Really nice porter. Roasted, hoppy, smokey. Well balanced.
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark yet thin enough to see the other side of the glass. Deft dry smokey aroma. Thin body and a touch overcarbonated, the last half was more enjoyable than the first. Hints of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts the flavor is stronger than the palate that holds it.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bought at Robbie’s Bottle Shop in Dunedin, NZ (located on George St.). Roasty, yet thin. Dry, not sweet. Enjoyable beer from a respected microbrewer (easily found in Dunedin, but not elsewhere).
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured black with a large frothy beige head. A deliciously rich malty aroma, sweet and alcoholic at first and then bitter chocolate at the back of the nostrils. Quite light on the palate, the dryness being quite gentle. The malty flavour is nicely roasted. Not as aggressive as some porters, but very driankable.
Defreni (3062) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske. EGentlig udemærket ret sødlig porter. Men med absolut ingen mundfylde hvilket trækker en del ned. Ellers lover det egentlig godt for den kasse blandet Emerson jeg har stående.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The off-white head quickly fades from the soya brown clearness. Brown sugar and anise greet us in a rather rooty veil. Sweet brown malts maintain the anise touch while procuring earthy and rooty nuances. Not very roasty at all. Kinda dull bodied, medium to high carbonation is kinda biting - the ensemble simplifies the flavours. Mellow indeed, almost one-dimensional flavour profile, but what is there is pleasant.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black with a large creamy tan head. Fruity aroma, plums, chocolate, smoke, earthy hops, and a bunch of roasty malted notes. Medium body, has quite a dry feel to it overall, but manages to remain pretty smooth. Flavours of stonefruit, coffee and more fresh earthy hops. A bit of fresh roast barley lingers through to the finish. Overall its very well balanced and a pleasure to drink.