rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Decent porter. The honey is an enhancement that makes the beer interesting. It is most noticeable on the nose. I like this beer but like many a porter, it feels unsatisfyingly thin in the mouth.
Bottle. Black with hint of Red. Roast malty, very chocolatey (dark bitter chocolate), very coffeeish. Fruity, nutty, liquorice. Rich, creamy. Sweet, dry roasted finish. Nice Porter. (2008)
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Had high hopes for this porter. Poured dark mahogany with very little head. Aroma was all metallic and raisins. Taste was all raisins and smoked malt. I love me a good porter but this one was not my thing. Scopey (14498) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Keg at the Brewery. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasty, toast, cocoa, coffee, mild acidity and liquorice. The taste is light roasty, earth, toast, bounty, liquorice, treacle, dark fruit and spice with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Opaque brown/black with a long-lasting 1/2" head; dots and streaks of lace. Taste is toasted malt with nutty overtones and hints of coffee/chocolate. All move smoothly through the palate to a bitter chocolate finish that drops off quickly, but lingers nicely. Not strong (c’mon, it’s 6%), but everything a good porter should be. Exceptional taste and balance. High recommendation. olio (10159) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
50 cl bottle.
laiti (8373) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Originally rated on 20090509.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and toffee notes. Flavor of caramel, roasted malts, ash, chocolate and some ripe fruit notes. Nice and dry.
60 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 05.01.2009wlajwl (6738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Aroma has coffee, roasted malt, some licorice and semi‐dark chocolate. Flavour is slightly sweet with licorice, semi‐dark chocolate, some caramel and sugary notes. Dryish finish with coffee. A bit too thin palate. Good!
Aroma is malts, coffee and hints of chocolate and sweetness. The flavor is coffee, medium sweetness from the honey, fruit and a mildly acidic finish. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pour is dark brown w/ a small bubbled light brown head and some nice lacing. Aroma of big roasty malt, pretty sweet, a hint of licorice and tobacco. Full rich well coated palate. Flavor of well roasted malts, leaves a touch of a smoky tobacco remnant in my mouth. Grainy notes with a hint of coffee and chocolate and a touch of walnut and a subtle sweetness beyond the flavors I recognize. A very well done porter. elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours an opaque dark brown-black. No head, but a tan lacing stays throughout. Aroma is sweet, with milk chocolate and dried cherries dominating. Flavor is likewise sweet, with lightly roasted chocolate malts leading the way. Dark fruits, honey, and alcohol (brandy) follow behind. Mouthfeel is a tad thick, but not oily at all, with a moderate amount of carbonation. In sum: A fine porter for those who like their beers on the sweet side. Seek this one out. adnielsen (10601) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Black appearance with a small brown head. Roasty dark chocolate malty, anise, charred aroma. Rich honey, charred roasty dark malty, dark chocolate flavor.