Iznogud (4111) - CROATIA - OCT 22, 2017 Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A burnt character as to style is pleasant and noticeable. I also get coffee, toffee aromatics on the nose. The color is black with a tan head with poor head retention. Burnt toasty flavor with coffee highlights and a lingering bitterness from a combination of the roast malt and the hops. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation and an astringency that hangs on the tongue and lets u know its a robust porter. Overall, a good example of a robust porter, but it could be improved with a more complex malt bill.
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Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours black, tan head. Roasted, chocolate, caramel, malty, sweetish, some bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. 2OLD4BS (10) - west windsor, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Great tasting porter! Solid beer that delivers on all fronts. This is what a porter should taste like! Very smooth beer full of coffee and chocolate aromas. FLBH (48) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle at the Hill Tavern, Boston. Aroma is liquorice. Taste is liquorice and coffee. Good stuff. WingmanWillis (413) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle at Hill Tavern. Pours dark brown with a good tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, treacle and molasses. Taste is caramel, treacle, molasses, brown sugar, coffee and chocolate. Nice balances porter. Good stuff. mabuzzer (899) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2017 12oz bottle. Thick dark brown with a good tan head. Chocolate and coffee aromas, flavour is very much the same with some vanilla and leather thrown in. Thick, oily mouth feel. Very good
balloonbuffoon (535) - - JUN 7, 2017
12floz bottle (BBD: 08.16.2017, $1.50) poured into a mug glass. It appears a very dark brown with a glistening light brown head. Baker’s chocolate and molasses aromas are not strong, but noted. This beer is robust, yet not overbearing. Flavors consist of roasted and crystal/caramel malts that convey moderate amounts of dark chocolate and praline. I’ll use the overused term solid to summarize the quality of this porter. googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
Very dark, not particularly heady but rich looking. Buttery, desserty aroma; milk chocolate, vanilla notes. Taste of brown sugar, quality milk chocolate, oat, toasted hops. Extremely smooth, milky quality. Excellent. Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Dark with brown medium head if poured fairly fast. Nice rich nutty flavor, sharp with smooth finish.
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UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 Draft at Fado. Clear but nearly opaque dark brown garnet pour with off-white foam. Nice lace. Sweet dark roasty malts. Solid coffee notes. Cocoa nibs. Burnt nuts. Hints of dark berries. Full-bodied for a Porter. Enough hop bite for balance. Surprisingly well done. Vinx (133) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2017
Deep aroma of chocolate, coffee, red fruit, toffee, caramel, nuts, astringency by roasted malts and a kind of dust/metal hint due to the oxydation (I’m talking about a 6.6% ABV bottle expired on december 2015). Clear dark brown color, long lasting tan head. Medium-high bitterness. Medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, astringent and bitter finish. It’s really a good one but I’d suggest not to keep it in the cellar too long.