hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Jonathan3584 (thanks!). Best before date of 9/05. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of mainly chocolate, roasted malts and light coffee. Tastes of mainly cocoa with some roasted malts. Light bitter finish.
obxdude10 (2296) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad porter but a little thin on flavor. I had a pint of this on cask at World of Beer in Exton. The beer poured a black color with a soft brown head. I tasted some chocolate and roasted malt, but that was about it.
OnTheTrail (415) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, good sized light brown head. Strong cocoa aroma, some cola. Slightly sweet, roast malt, cocoa flavor. Some oats. Smooth mouthfeel.
Scotty001 (559) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ruby red to brown in colour with a large brown head that quickly diminishes. Slight aroma of chocolate malt and a trace of coffee. Medium bodied with no real carbonation. Taste of coffee and minor notes of chocolate. Quite smooth with very little aftertaste. Disappointing.
kerenmk (4504) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Black. Roasty aroma with lots of cocoa and vanilla bean. Bitter, roasty, then a little sweet and some vanilla in the mouth. Medium body, chocolate and slightly roasty finish, carbonated.
tillmac62 (689) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
BBD not notched. Pours black. Below normal head volume, very poor lacing and poor retention of what little head there was.
Very good nose of dark chocolate, light roast, caramel notes and light molasses.
Slightly above light body, but not heavy light. The texture is smooth. World class carbonation / body balance. Effervescence begins with a nice mid palate burst and culminates in a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is good, but lacks the complexity to achieve very good. It begins with light roast then adds a bit of char. The middle has almost no bitterness. What there is char based. Just enough sweetness arrives to make the bitter chocolate noticeable. The finish is a slow fade of light bitter chocolate and char.
wombat23 (969) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with chocolate notes. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee notes. Has some nuttiness. Creamy texture. Good.
darbeer75 (700) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chocolate and coffee with some booze; Appearance: pitch black with billowy tan head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: malty with lots of chocolate and coffee; some booze; Palate: heavy bodied with medium finish; Overall: Very nice porter; would buy again if in the mood for a porter.
airrick2003 (871) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: this beer pours with a tiny tan head, the beer is a deep black opaque color with the tiniest bit of deep maroon hues on the colors
Aroma: chocolate, kind of faint, smoke
Taste: chocolate, moderate sweetness, some coffee bitterness,
Palate: medium mouthfeel, coffee aftertaste, average carbonation
Overall: a bit chocolate heavy for my taste, but still not bad, a decent porter that's not very sweet
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lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark roasted brown color with aroma of freshly roasted coffee thick brown head not too carbonated. taste is of dark chocolate and coffee. full flavour with strong bitter end.
TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This porter has roughly foaming and partially renewable foam. It emits a powerful and delicious aroma of roasted malt with distinct coffee notes. The taste is initially a little water, but quickly reveals the coffee and English licorice on a malty background of roasted character. Not so many special qualities of this porter, only one type of right and good porter who has just what such a one must have