rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Creamy and intense Porter, roasted chocolate-coffee, toast, point of licorice. Itís soft and malted with a final dryness of earthy and grassy hop and a bitterness of torrefaction.
kidobutai (225) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Havenít had a good Porter in awhile, and this is a good Porter. Great appearance, dark brown color with a light brown had. You know itís going to be creamy with the lacing, and it didnít disappoint. Sweet aroma, like cane sugar, delicious mocha and malt taste.
mike5326 (656) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Pepper and malt aroma. Smooth creamy malt and pepper flavor with a decent finish.
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Luvystypotables (378) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt and molasses, dark brown colour and a creamy well laced head. Taste of molasses and malt. A watery bitter palate.
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sam Smith has this unfortunate position in the market: if you want English beer for whatever reason, thatís the one you know, but for most people it reinforces the notion that English beer is just boring in general. A certain number of people want to have imported English beer available, and Sam Smith fills that spot, but it doesnít inspire anyone to look for other, different English beers. So aside from the high-end specialty beer shops, no one one carries any "craft" English beer, and the vast majority of people donít know it exists.
cladinshadows (40) - USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice and dark with tan head. Brilliantly clear with garnet highlights when held up to the light. Pear and apple esters on the nose with a bit of toasty malt. Flavor is balanced toward the malt, with a chocolaty, toasted nut finish. Fruity flavor in there as well. Hops are very low. Mouthfeel is balanced nicely between the roasted malt astringency and residual sweetness. Highly drinkable and very smooth. Would love to try this on cask someday.
mgajdaczewa (297) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie karmel, gorzka czekolada, ciemne słody, czyli standard. W smaku wytrawny, palony z gorzką czekoladą i lekkimi torfowo - wędzonymi nutami na finiszu. Porządny, acz trochę płaski porter.
TioPepBier (1) - SPAIN - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really goodmedium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, umami, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, coffee, nuts, long finish,
jackafholmes (37) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a good frothy foamy head. Not very smoky for a porter, but rich and deeply flavoured.
paologalloni (89) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
aspetto elegantissimo con corpo nero di schiuma nocciola intensa di media grana e persistente
aroma malto cioccolato biscotto e sentore metallico
in bocca cioccolato frutta secca forse nocciola. approccio dolce finale medio amaro retrogusto con nota metallica che disturba un poí
buona birra da sessione