Bill Becker (1271) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a very dark murky brown, almost black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown frothy head that diminished slowly and had some really nice lacing.
The aroma was of a cookie malt and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and roasted coffee.
The taste was good and roasty and extremely malty with hints of chocolate and brown sugar from the start, and then had a slight bitterness to it and a nice dose of coffee towards the end. The aftertaste was smooth and roasty with a nice creamy choco-coffee flavor and lasted quite a while, which I did not mind at all.
Mouthfeel was extremely creamy in texture and full in body with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall this was an EXCELLENT Porter with the flavors blended together so well that it created a very creamy and roasty brew that was a pleasure to drink...
From Oct 2005
Served from the 18.6 oz bottle, best by date of Feb 14, 2005 so....I'll try to get a fresher sample next time(Have had fresh samples before) and do an update if needed.
Pours extremely dark brown with a medium sized head that shrunk until there was only a fine layer on the top. The smell was all coffee and chocolate to me.
The taste was the same as the smell only reinforced. Lovely malty, chocolaty, coffee thing going on that made drinking this a real pleasure. Time doesn't seem to have hurt this one too much at all.
Luneylane (226) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - OCT 15, 2017
A bottle from Jason's near NCCU, drunk at home. Aroma: caramel. Appearance: hazy cola, head dissipates to nothing. Palate: medium-bodied and slick, soft carbonation, sweet and flavoursome finish. Taste: medium sweet and bitter, lots of coffee, a bit of chocolate. Very nice beer. kraddel (8720) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2017
Pours dark, caramelly brown. Small white head. Smell is faded chocolate, caramel, mild intensity. roasty. Taste is mild smokey, burt ( ashy) malts. rather intense. Faded coffee, hidden cocoa. not bad at all. Erzengel (9329) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
Smooth mild with a nice chocolate malty aroma. Easy to drink, mild smooth with lots of chocolate and roast. Great. anfractuosity (440) - - OCT 1, 2017
Lovely porter, chocolatey aromas and flavour. Thick black colour. Very enjoyable.
TrappistTicks4 (2) - - SEP 30, 2017 does not count
Deep chocolate/coffee flavor without being sweet or artificial tasting in any way. Lovely bottle, I will be looking for this from now on! PeatyPete (1106) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is metallic. Taste is creamy, cocolate, coffee and caramel malt. jasonbenali (234) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Pours dark brown to black with a thin beige head.
Aroma is plum, milk chocolate, raisin, coffee and burnt caramel. Taste is sweet then bitter in a medium finish. A little thin.
Very well balanced porter, a little stronger and would be great. So mich more interesting than most of their range! higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Complex flavor profile and sublimely balanced. Rich creamy and very smooth. On the dry side with a long finish. Medium bodied.
Mellows nicely as it warms up. the problem is it's awesome cold too, so it's hard to have any left by the time it's proper drinking temperature. You might want to just let it sit a bit before starting it. Lives up to its rep as the world's finest Porter.
I have had this many many times now. I love this beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TedE (1424) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2017
500ml can into pint glass. Pours ruby red/dark brown with perfect off-white creamy head. Nose of rich dark chocolate and toffee. Full body, smooth texture. Taste is bitter chocolate. Finish is cocoa, more chocolate, fruit cake. Slightly dry and bitter right at the end. I can live without porters but this is superb.