nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
LOL I love that megaticker Ungstrup came to Christchurch and ticked this. Dedication. I hope history looks upon me as fondly, with a tick count that - if I’m lucky (liver keeps chugging along) and work REALLY hard - might get to low five didj. Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown in color with reddish hues and a two finger khaki head. Roasty aroma, espresso, dry leaves, charcoal. Mildly sweet flavor leading to slight bitterness. Good chocolate notes and dry coffee beans. Medium bodied, maybe even a little light, adding to drinkability. Nice job. Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013
Draft. A red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and coffee, leading to a dry finish. lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
chocolate velvet. that’s what it tasted and felt like going down the throat. might normally be a bit thin for a porter but it’s just so smooooooooth. and the chocolate is beautiful. given its thinness it is also eminently quaffable, and i wouldn’t have much of an issue if it came to that. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2012
Appears a dark, clear and coffeeish in colour with minimal head but there’s a sparkle of carbonation. The first and overhelming aroma is of charry coffee and I though "Oh bugger. Another one." It seems the easiest flavour to apply to porter is coffee and charry roast with what seems like a heavy hand with roast barley. But then I thought about it. It isn’t pretending to be a coffee porter, rather a sessionable dark beer and that’s what it is. You can happily sit down with a couple of pints. Maybe a couple more and for all the char and coffee you could happily have a couple more. In this was it is similar to the Dux Black Shag Stout without masquerading as a stout. My main gripe is the body. It is a little thin for a porter and a dark ale is probably a more appropriate description. Otherwise, sessionable and likeable. A beer of potential with a few tweaks to the recipe.