johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Medium body with a pleasant maltiness and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Pleasant and interesting. Assume that this wouln’t have been available a few years ago when the Irish craft brewery scene had not taken off. Really worth trying.
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost black, opague. Roast, coffee and caramel in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with roast, caramel and espresso. Velvety mouthfeel. Not bad.
northropfrye (1949) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola body, some transperancy, off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is a touch tart, bitter. roasty.Not bad.
dreamflower (480) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye in Dingle. Dark and bacony. I like the aroma, and appearance, but the the bacony taste didn’t do it for me necessarily.
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska. Svart öl med moccafärgat skum. A: Kaffe, vanilj, mörk choklad. S: Detsamma samt röda bär och viss fruktighet. P: Torr och mjuk.
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, intensive. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, intensive coffee, aromatic, bit bitter-coffee. Aftertaste is more coffee-bitter-hoppy, and a bit chocolate. Good 12/12/12/11/12/12
Narnad (1417) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black with ruby highlights and a very low, dense tan head to sit atop the brew. Aroma has a lot of burnt notes to it with a lot of coffee, light chocolate, very slight peat and a smooth fresh sack graininess at the very end. Flavor starts off with a light chocolate but is quickly overtaken by a light bitter coffee presence and followed up by some smooth grainy presence with just a touch of earthy hops and light smoke from the heavy roasted malts. Body is thin and lightly carbonated as a porter should be. Overall stylistically spot on for a porter. A pretty tasty beer for just a 5% brew.
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance: black with a thick off white/brown head. Aroma: Espresso, dark chocolate. not bad at all, I recommend
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at parents house, sourced from the Abbots Ale House Store in Cork by the old man - many thanks, 26/01/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of a film.
Nose carries dark malt, touch of chocolate, molasses, light sour fruit tones, light soapy notes.
Taste comprises dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits, plummy, dates, molasses, leather, tar, light mineral tones, hint of coffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Ok porter, nice to see the Irish micro’s shining through more in recent years!
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Bottled 0,33L. Dark brown color, much fraungh, inscrutable with an elegant nut head of medium resistance. Alcoholic and roasty aroma, decided malty notes, singed cereals and wood. Mighty alcoholic impact, solid, intense and decided roast and burned malty, little cooffè rumors, extend and protracted bitter final,