emjay (30) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2006 Bottle. Pours a very dark violet/burgundy, almost black, with orange at the edges. Head was almost non-existant. Beautiful aroma of burnt coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is almost all burnt coffee which provided a bitter finish, with the chocolate that was very present in the aroma being almost undetectable. I am not a very big fan of the coffee taste of porters and stouts, and this was no different for me, but this is the closest I will come to enjoying one. Mouthfeel is full but thins out in the finish. If you like porters and stouts, this is THE beer for you... but not for me.
siokaos (12) - USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich and Dark, true to the labelling. Iím not sure why this isnít a smoked porter, perhaps itís unintentional. It tastes almost woodsy. This porter has head unlike most-- it blocks up my tongue like I just drank something thicker. Overall, a great bear, worth the price. Itís got great aroma, flavor, and aftertaste.
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 Pint, 0.9 oz Bottle: Black as an eclipse with a tan head and sticky lacing. The aroma is tangy, almost metallic, with burnt nuts and soft chocolate. The taste is similar with burn flavors, charcoal, and rich chocolate. It has a full feel followed by a thin finish. The aftertaste is bitter coffee grounds - quite wonderful!
NosirIwont (2462) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark red/brown with a thick, fluffy beige/brown head. Great, strong aroma; sweet, creamy and roasted with notes of chocolate. Bitter and sweetish flavour with roasted notes. Finish is bitter with strong notes of coffee and a dry end. Slight notes of apple which feels a bit interfering. Could use a more soft body, possibly by less carbonation. 25-08-06.
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, with a touch of redness in the light with a medium slight off white head. Aroma is a touch small, but with a nice roasted malt, bit of chocalate malt, small amount of coffee. Flavor is dominated by the roasted malt, with a nice level of bitterness in the finish. Hops donít really add much flavor outside of bittering. Mouthfeel is very dry.
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pale tan head that lasts till the end with clingy Belgian lace. Deep dark brown but not black - very pretty beer. Surprisingly has a significant coffe aroma and flavour, boarding on a dry stout but excellent marriage with roasted chocolate malt. Subdued hops typical of British interpretation. Bitterness from both hops and dark malts. Wonderful example of a robust porter.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow!!Great aroma!!smeeled very inviting.Malty,chocolate,cofee.Nice thick lasing head.Not too big.Just right.The color was a very dark brown,almost black.It tasted of chocolate,cofee,rich.This was almost a perfect beer.The only think I took points off for were the body was a tad light.Just a click light.What a great beer!!I am off to buy a six-pack!!
thomat (3710) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good porter with a compex taste including sweet maltiness combined with som hoppiness. Full bodied with both coffe and chocolate notes. A perfect drink that goes verry well together with dark chocolate !
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Near perfect beer for me. Poured a very dark beer. Had a very good porter smell with chocolate and coffee. It had a great roasted taste with a undertone of coffee and caramel. All the flavors were soooo well mixed. GREAT GREAT BEER
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah...deep, rich, chocolately malt sliding across your tastebuds. Alchohol and cream coming in behind that to wake you up and teach you what a porterís all about. Anyone who drinks this be warned: youíre going to turn your back on helles brews afterwards!