mabuzzer (846) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 12 oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark brown, almost black with an average (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that reduced down to a thin puddled film, which lasted throughout and had some really excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, molasses, dark bitter chocolate and a mild smokiness.
The taste was mildly bitter-sweet and very malty with a bold chocolate note in the beginning, and then became a little more on the bitter side with a strong dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow with a nice roasty coffee taste settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body and rather creamy yet slightly dry in texture with an mild carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be very Robust just as the name insinuates, and rather flavorful with a nice roasty characteristic. The mocha espresso taste made it very drinkable and quite enjoyable to sip on. This is a beer that most definitely does justice to the style...
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 (325) - - 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 (166) - 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. LaPelos (37) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2017
Botella de 33cl. Aromas a malta y chocolate. Cuerpo medio/alto, muy suave al paladar. Chocolate, café, Final seco y persistente. Un pedazo de cerveza. Para repetir TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2017
Dark brown color. Thin head. Very roasted malty chocolate cake and nutty nose. Medium full body. Low roastiness, ,chocolate dark fruit and modest hoppiness. Dry. Nice lingering roasted malt, chocolate and nutty finish. oobawa (1407) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Ah, ol’ roasty, still as toasty and burnt and drinkable as ever. Giant notes of espresso with dark chocolate undertones, leading to a bitter finish heavy on smoke and a dark cherry sweetness. A bit thin, even for a porter, yet the neverending char gives it an unmistakeable footprint. Not perfect but enjoyable as hell. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Sept 2010; Drank Dec 2010 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very Malty; very roasty malts, very coffee, very dark chocolate. Slightly smoky. Fruity; slightly sour/bitter note; berries?. Rather salty. Hoppy; some citrusy resinous hop bitterness. Sweet roast coffee and chocolate malty balanced by fruity hoppy bitterness. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Enjoyed this. Nice Porter! (2010-12)