daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super dark brown with a brown head. At first this tastes like a fairly traditional imp porter. Sweet, roasty, raisins. But as it warms you get a slightly herbal/earthy flavor and a hint of meatiness. Interesting.
mansquito (3336) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($8): Pours dark brown with a tan-beige head. Aroma is mild fruitiness, some honey, chocolate. but I don’t really get too much of the calendula (and this is coming from someone who used to use calendula lip gunk)... But, in the taste I am definitely getting a floral and honey combination going. In fact that is the first taste. It follows with a moderate roastiness. Very low amount of bitterness, but the hops are still there. Fortunately, this is not too sweet. Good beer all around. Interesting and unique for sure.
omhper (19307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Dark brown, small head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Sweet, full bodied, vanilla, coffee. Bitter warming finish.
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany beer out of the bottle with a foamy beige head. Sweet floral nose with some roasted grain notes. Lots of brown sugar and caramel sweetness with dark chocolate and dried fruit. There is something not quite bitter in the finish that I’ll attribute to the flowers. The alcohol gets a bit intrusive as it warms. Nice enough porter.
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a mocha head.
The aroma is cocoa, coffee roast malts.
Smooth creamy body delivers a rich flavored brew. The flavor follows the aroma.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- It really needs to warm for the aromas to present themselves. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins and char up front - all the typical Porter/Stout smells. Behind the initial scents, I initially wanted to describe it as tropical/floral hops but, as it warmed, the floral becomes more like a wildflower, which I can only assume is one of the flowers in the recipe. Slight alcohol, too.
Taste- Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts up front. Caramel, toffee, and char show up midway and mixes nicely with initial flavors. Finish is a rush of dark fruits, bitter coffee and what seems to be peppery hops. As it warms, booze add a dimension of licorice. Aftertaste is bitter coffee with a slight wildflower presence.
NikkTwist (1577) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Moriartys. Opaque black pour with a decently sized foamy tan head. Interesting unusual take on the Porter style. Started with a very cold bottle. Body started smooth but turned increasingly velvety as it warmed. Thick delicious coffee/cocoa/licorice flavors. Nice hints of smoke and leather as well. Nearly an Imperial Stout but polite enough not to say so. Has a very nice silvery powder edge. Refined and well done. Everything in its proper place. Glad I committed to the bottle.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with generous beige head. The aroma is mild, but with pleasant notes of wood-oven baked bread. The mouthfeel is smooth and lean; the roasted malt flavor is not aggressive, some breadcrust; there is a touch of dark chocolate and liquorice, and a hint of flowers; the bitterness is lower than expected.
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark Red/black Colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, chocolate, Coffee, Flavor had a werry nice dark choclate, caramelly, coffe mouth feeling,Medium body, and a long coffee beans bitter finsh! Werry nice!!
bergstaden (1213) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with a big brown head - Good malt aroma with some flowers and licorice - A very good malt body with some roasted notes and some fruity and floral flavours - Good malt finish with some roasted malt that lasts for a long time - This was good