DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks Alexey, Black with a tan head. Nice smoky aroma with wood, meaty notes, caramel, roast, a bit of chocolate. Great sweet flavor, malty, smoky, with some roast, caramel, chocolate, and some bitterness. Rounded mouthfeel. Really good stuff.
colui72 (605) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A proper smoked porter that pours black with a thin beige head. Dark malts, smoke aroma. Taste is very smoky. Barbecue juice. With caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Easy to drink, smooth and tasty. Nice ale.
Koelschtrinker (16330) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Würzig malziger, deutlich rauchiger Antrunk. Leicht erhöhte Karbonisierung, dabei aber feinperlig, vollmundig. Deutliche Noten von Schokolade, neben dem Rauch noch süßlich. Sehr gelungen! 12/11/12/12/10/12
Lagerboy (1859) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Clear darker ruby hued brown, lasting fine tan foam. Aroma of campfire smoke and medium roasted chocolate malt. Taste is more sweet tangy dark fruity, lighter roast, not as smoky, some chocolate. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Unique and tasty Porter. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fine wood fire smoky aroma as my bottle poured nearly black with a tan head the taste is similarly smoky with delicious caramel malt & fruity flavours with a smoky bitter finish
stouby (4397) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at DØE sommerfest. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted, smokey). Flavor medium sweet, smokey and bitter. Light to medium body.
Garrold (3936) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought ages ago, from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, dark, cola brown. Bubbly, cola like head, too, that settles to a film of tan. The smoke is on the wood ash side of things, as opposed to savoury, though there’s a hint of smoked cheese. Some tangy, dried, vine fruits. Some mineral. Some summer fruit, right at the end. Taste is light dry, with a bonfire toffee sweetness on the lips. Smooth palate. Enough body to match the aroma and taste. Ashy dry finish, with a little bitterness creeping in at the end. Lovely.
AgentAle (1433) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is deep roasted and smokey malts, caramel, chocolate and fig. Taste is deep and rich with a smokey and well balanced hop profile. Surprisingly smooth for its depth. Well executed. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains reasonably well.
PorterPounder (7068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Beer Stop - 500 ml bottle - pours a deep dark motor oil-like black with a sticky mocha colored head. light lacing. Pleasant smoky, meaty aroma with hints of smoked sausage, some light band-aids. Bold flavor with plenty of smoky goodness, some sweet barbecue sauce, smoked ham, light chocolate filters through the smoke. Pleasantly thick, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.
dfearnley (1619) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Wood smoke, oak, bacon, molasses, soy, dark chocolate. Deep reddish brown with a 1 cm creamy, light tan head, with good effervescence, but little retention. Taste is smoky, malty, and chocolaty with a nice bitterness.