kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a two finger, light tan colored creamy head. Aroma is chocolate first for me, then coffee. Taste follows the aroma. mouthfeel is a little bit thinner than I would like it to be. Overall this is an amazing porter.
MBlessing (973) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schöne dunkle Farbe toller schaum, im geruch sehr angenehm milchig rauchig leichte Vanille röstmalz, cremiges mundgefühl toller Geschmack röstmalz holzig rauchig milchig sahne cacao Kaffee aber irgendwie sehr ausgewogen tolles bier!
DrNosha (1829) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz Flasche. Dunkelbraun-schwarzes Bier mit cremigem hellbraunem Schaum. Sehr feine Nase. Mocka, Sahne, Haselnuss und etwas Cognac. Cremiges Mundgefühl. Bitter röstig im Antrunk. Leicht milchig. Wirklich ein tolles rundes Porter.
matzou (61) - SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body small white head.
Creamy slighty better, very nice.
phfyysik (887) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is nuts, creamy, roast, butter, raisin, peanuts, bread. Taste is creamy, butter, vanilla, fat, some dark dried fruits, peanuts, some seeds, bread, roast. Very nice and balanced beer!
tapefuzz (202) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is dark fruits, coffee, and some chocolate. Bitterness in the finish. Full-medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
hostmax (3) - - NOV 22, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted malts with well-hidden dark chocolate ending. Very thin to no foamy head. Dark color with full-body flavours. Medium bitterness and no hint of alcohol despite 6.5 ABV. Absolutely enjoyable porter.
lupuLust (150) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19.11.2016 - Roasted malts with taste of coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Thick near black pour with creamy head. Bit of earthy hops.
FlacoAlto (4173) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 09/08/16; Sampled November 2016
I had such an awful bottle of this years ago that I never rated it, now that it is available locally I have been meaning to try it for quite some time. A steady pour produces a three-finger thick, fairly dense consistency, deep brown stained, dark tan colored head. The beer is almost perfectly black, and is quite opaque when held up to the light. Visually this looks nothing like a modern Porter, much more like a rich dark stout. I wonder how the aroma and flavor will go?
The aroma smells of deeply charred grain, dark chocolate, smooth roasted coffee, deeply toasted whole grain brown bread, deeply caramelized malt aromatics, really just lots of brown, whole grain, and toasted malt notes play a huge role here.
The body is light and quite quaffable, given the visual, and the aromas, I was expecting this beer to be quite a bit more hefty; I am glad to be wrong, as I still was hoping for a Porter here. The flavor is deeply charred, but is balanced by a bright, caramelized sweetness. Lingering, bitingly bitter, burnt grain notes substantially dry out the finish; there is also a hop bitterness that supports the charred bitter notes. After a couple of sips, I notice that the body is on the rich side, with a certain viscosity that clings to the palate, but this is washed away by the lingering burnt bitter flavors in the finish. Burnt whole grain brown-bread toast, lots of caramelized maltiness, bitter, though rich, cold coffee, and ample dark chocolate flavors all play a prominent role as well.
This is the most stout like porter that I have had in a while; given the nebulous definition between the two, I can overlook that, but really since this is so tasty. I really don’t care in the end, but I would be hard pressed to not say that this was a Stout in a blind tasting. I am so glad to be able to have a non-infected sample of this finally. In fact I may even have to buy this regularly; it can be hard to find really good, reasonably fresh, Stouts, err, I mean Porters, locally sometimes. Definitely an incredible beer.
rob19a (143) - - NOV 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/20 not a huge fan of porters but this has a lot going for it. Still has that smoked aftertaste but this has huge espresso coffee and dark chocolate. Keeps its interest to the last sip. Dark, rich and sexy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Larry_Duffman (420) - - NOV 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a nice, tan head and lacing. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and hops. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and hops. The subtle sweetness blends with the bitterness of the coffee and hops and the roastiness. It’s smooth. This is a very good porter.