Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012BeerRenter76 (1004) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Roasted, Malty nose, pours black with tan head, it is somewhat translucent, a trait I would not expect from most porters. Tastes Malty, hint caramel. Tastes much like it smells. Rather light and and kind of fizzy for a porter. Sweet finish. I think this is a nice begginer beer for someone just wanting to dable a bit in dark style beers. Its decent but for fans of the more complex, best to leave this one on the shelf.
Originally rated on 12/17/08. Aroma of coffee, some chocolate, smoke and burnt malts. Black body with plenty of carbonation, leaving some lace. Mouthfeel was a little watery, with a slight carbonation bite. Flavors of burnt malts, and very slight hints of chocolate and coffee. Overall a fairly average porter. ehaak26 (480) - - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts balanced with some hop bitterness. theprof (931) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2017
Bottle. Aroma has notes of chocolate and coffee. Pours ruby dark no head. Taste has a slightly smoked quality with clear coffee malt savour.
A rich dark Porter that commands respect especially from those of us who are left handed. gripweed57 (2302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2017
From old tasting notes. Ruby red, brown color. Foamy tan head. Robust roasted malt nose. Sweet roasted malt flavor is both spicy and earthy. Wonderfully complex and flavorful with hints of chocolate, coffee, black pepper and nutmeg. Delicious and a well made Porter., LazyPyro (1099) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a very dark clear brown colour with a thin beige head, no real lacing and short retention. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is exactly like the aroma, the malts are sweet and there’s a very mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium body.
Dacrza (960) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2017
DATE: February 18, 2017... OCCASION: Having finally tracked this one down after a decade of first tasting it, I look forward to remembering it again... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick...pours a dark, opaque body that is velvet-red where light reflects... the head is pure cream, half-finger in height, with a beautiful ring of coral lacing... chocolate, peat, and small hints of spice and hoppiness--small caramel and dankness inhabits its breath... a pleasure to sip, with its creamy introduction giving way to a stern backbone... medium-bodied, agreeable, and hearty... dry at its conclusion.... the chocolate and peat are at the forefront of its profile, while the roasted malts evoke caramel and coffee bean with subtlety and relative sweetness... the sum of its parts, this porter is strong but not bold, formidable yet not big, and drinkable without being thin... worthwhile and a good reason to purchase the mix pack it came in... john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Also Bottle - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel. Fruity; some dark fruits. Hint of smoke. Hoppy; mild slightly earthy hops. Sweet roast malty throughout. Dry roast malty finish. (2009-07)
GuideDogSaint (1394) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 18, 2017
355ml bottle from a shop in Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder and herbs. Sweet chocolate taste. Thin sweet finish. Sissio (1619) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 12, 2017
bottle @ home
clear mahogany, minimal brown head with lacing
chocolate. cocoa powder, caramel, mou
cream, raw licorice, nice bitterness Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle, in an alley near the Lama temple in Beijing.
Shame I did not write anything about this fabulous beer. Only the marks. I was too busy trying to figure out how to go back to hotel.