Muggus69 (2494) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2016
330mL bottle from Booze Bud.
Near-black body, holds small dense beige head.
Not a hugely pungent nose - toasty, slightly burnt, licorice, nuts, some earthy undertones.
Full body, smooth, slightly slick texture, low carbonation is welcomed.
Flavour of roast nuts, burnt ends, char, dark chocolate, licorice, earthy, leafy hop sort of character. Moderate bitterness, smooth finish.
Classy brew fletchfighters (1532) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2016
Thanks to the rep for the beer.
Pours dark cola color, settles black with some hints of ruby. quick fading light tan head, becoming a thin collar.
Nose is Nutty, vanilla, earth, and come grainy coffee notes. Solid nose.
Taste is coffee, some pine bitterness up front, vanilla, soft caramel, and touches of treacle. Medium bodied, more carbonation than I really want for this style. A little to prickly. Long lasting nutty finish.
Straightforward and very solid beer. ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2015
Ermahgerd! Why have I overlooked this one for this long. This was a surprise in the best sense.motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2015
Day 10 of my advent calendar.
At just on and into a snifter. Lustrous sheen to a smooth, tight and compact tannish crown. Black as midnight in the deep with darkest showing in the shallows. Huge nose oozing with dusty cocoa, roasted coffee beans and carob, scorched timber, rust and blood, and a little star anise. It starts sweet with mocha cola notes before a drawing bitter malt back-end showcasing all the character of thee aroma. Moderate carbonation fades as it heads towards the tonsils to be oily smooth in the finish. Big roasted malt nuances make it simple yet complex with a hand given of vanilla. The alcohol oddly evident aides instead of abets. A highly quaffable Porter. NIce!! (33cL, Boozebud)
bottle from warners at the bay. clear black with a modest beige head; plenty of chocolate in the nose with hints of vanilla bean and coffee; firm but light with a good dose of burnt toast, hints of clotted cream, decent bitterness; very moreish DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours full and black with light tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, weak coffee and toast. Flavour is robust without the smoothing sweetness that balances out a truly great porter. Still a great example of the style which goes down very easily.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Westkyoto77 (635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at MoVida. Rich dark brew, heady aromas of coffee, soy sauce. Smooth as silk and perfect dryness. Subtle smokiness and liquorice flavour went brilliantly with tapas. Very classy. Shark_Pants (743) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
Opaque and black with large aerated head. Strong milk chocolate and cocoa on the nose, some plum and vanilla. The taste has molasses, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, a little ash. Light bodied and peppery on the tongue. Not bad. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A pretty solid porter all round. Nothing crazy here but it does a good job at being balanced and has a pleasing dry cocoa feel to it. Nice stuff StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at The Tipplers Tap. Pours black with a thin tan head, chocolate aroma, not overly thick with roasted flavours a smooth finish. I really like this a lot. Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 29, 2014
Tap. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.