ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. A one-finger head of light mocha shading is formed, fading to a thin film rapidly. Not much lacing is left on the glass.
S: There’s a bit of dry chocolate on the nose, backed by very mild hopping, some fruity esters (even a hint of tartness), and some toffee. The aroma is a bit plain, but far from bad.
T: The start is quite fruity, before developing a chocolaty middle and vaguely mineral-esque finish. It’s easy drinking nature offsets its simplicity somewhat.
M: It’s a bit thin, and perhaps even watery. The empty finish is very disappointing, though it has a positive effect of creating fantastic drinkability.
O: Not a bad attempt at a porter - however, it still needs some work. Making it a bit more flavorful would be a great start, but I at least enjoy how drinkable it is.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a billowy head of a cream colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big a roasted malt with lots of sweeter smells of chocolate, molasses and caramel. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a bit of vanilla and a hint of a bready smell which overall create a very brownie like aroma to the brew. Quite delicious.
Taste – The taste is a bit differentiated from what one may expect from the nose. It does start out with a decent showing of a roasted malt taste, but unlike the nose would suggest, the taste is much drier then would be expected. There is a little bit of a caramel and molasses flavor upfront, which fade a bit as the taste advances, but which are replaced by some chocolate flavors. A little bit of a vanilla and some light grain and hay come at the very end, leaving one with a somewhat drier, but not too dry, dark cake-like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a porter with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. A thicker body and slightly lower carbonation would have likely been better as they would have accentuated the dark and roasted flavors much nicer.
Overall – A decent, not overly sweet porter. Not a bad one to try, but nothing too outstanding either.
gnoff (8218) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle. P: 15/04/14, BB: 15/04/15.
Clear very dark brown color, rather small bubbly brown head. Sweet malty, to the wort side, some alcohol, light lactic scent. Sweet, some berries, light fruity taste. Mainly light roasted aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
ramboraffe (1000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Göteborg 2015. Clear dark brown with tanned head. Smooth, roasted malty with coffee and chocolate.
leosanches (42) - - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cerveja escura e brilhante, porém puxada pra uma acobreado profundo e sem espuma. O aroma é clássico das porrete, com o malte torrado e o café se destacando; também é possível toque de chocolate. O sabor é agradável e bem equilibrado entre os elementos clássicos das porters, sendo possível também sentir um toque amadeirado. O sabor lembra um pouco as cervejas defumadas por causa da presença do malte bem torrado. O corpo é leve, a drinkability boa e o aftertaste agradável com o toque de café permanecendo e proporcionando um final seco. O álcool se faz presente mas não persiste. Uma cerveja boa para se beber com carnes e hambúrgueres.
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light porter. Light bitter finish. Not much else, but it’s the best Lebanese porter I’ve had. Bottle shared at Brony tasting.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Soft leather. Sweet dark malt. Nice, but not bitter or smoky enough. Dark banana bread.
GenDV138 (2899) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, roast. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
jackl (5495) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose of cocoa puffs. Chocolate, earth. Taste is croissant and chocolate. Medium body.
kraddel (4503) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rather clear , very dark brown . Smell is sweet, bit dark malts . Taste is bitter , coffee, rather weak . Some earthy notes .
mbgrayson (607) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma of malts and chocolate. Taste is smooth and drinkable, a very nice stout. Thumbs up!