Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2006
From the bottle, pours a black with a thick foamy off-white head with nice lacing. Smells strongly of coffee beans and chocolate, with some alcohol in there as well. Tastes strongly of coffee, porter-chocolate, and alcohol. Bitter as well, I can’t say this is the best porter I’ve ever had. xmarcnolanx (945) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Tastes of roasted coffee and a deep, earthy flavor. There is a redolence of coffee. Very smooth and comfortable. A great beer. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle:
Deep red clear colour, with a creamy head.
Aroma is hopy, dark chocolate, coffee. and Wood. Malty .
Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, dry,
toffe and wood. Medium body and a nice medium finish. Nice. dbmadsen (6) - kongerslev, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006 does not count
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2006
(500 ml bottle (best by 7/30/06) from Kappy’s (MA)) A classic...Pours very dark coffee brown with two fingers of gorgeous tan head. Aroma is rich strong coffee and, a little deeper, sweet chocolate. Palate is exquisitely smooth and silky and the head is creamy and soft. Nice lacing. Flavor is rich coffee and lightly sweet chocolate with hints of fruitiness, cherry perhaps. Light bitterness overlays. A masterpiece of the style, I’d say.
Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. Pitch dark colour with a creamy thick head. Aroma was smoked, rich chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Flavour was slightly bitter. Slightly bitter finish. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
is one of the basic originals to learn on, choc aroma, with some slight coffee, nice not over powering, some biterness TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Near black with some red highlights. Decent size tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavors similar to the aroma, with a more pronounced coffee taste. Pleasant, slightly bitter finish. Very nice. Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Poured a dark brown, almost black with a decent size frothy off-white head. Rich flavour of coffee, chocolate, licourice, toffee, caramel. Amazing finish and mouthfeel. Rightfully positioned at the top of it’s class. Next trip to the LCBO I will be buying more of these. Rune (13743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Two 500ml bottles shared with CatweazleTroms and Finn at The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich. Last beer in Ipswich before travelling on to Norwich.
Medium off-white head over a very dark red-tinged body. Very nice "Kirchenfenster" on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit and chocolate. Solid mocha, cocoa and dark chocolate taste. Finish off with tasty coffee bitterness. Full bodied, but still very refreshing (23.09.2006).