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.
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at SBWF2015. Dark brown color, small beige head. Caramelly aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Caramel, some grassy notes. Light toastyness. Baltic porterish.
floydslip (266) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola colored beer with a thin foamy beige head. Nose of unsweetened cocoa, brown sugar, and a little bit of smoke. Flavor is consistent with the aroma and is pretty good, although the thin mouth feel keeps the flavors from lingering. Certainly drinkable, but not the most flavorful porter out there.
SSSteve (3991) - - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. brown mud pour small head. tons of yeast in bottom of bottle. milk chocolate aroma with roasted notes. sweet flavor of milk chocolate, toast, nuts, toffee. full creamy body. tastes ok, but not a nice beer to look at.
Luvystypotables (1177) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of smoked malt, and dark cocoa. Pours a great looking dark brown with a medium lasting, thick creamy head with some lacing. Taste of malt, smoke, slightly sweet with hints of coffee. Weak body, slightly watery with a short lasting smoky malt finish.
TEJA (1777) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by omhper, thanks.
Short brown head. Dark red-brown color.
Big soy aroma. Sweet taste and tiny maltiness.
nasmith003 (166) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light nutty aroma, mahogany color, minimal white head. Balanced malt and hops with roasted malt undertones. Finishes fairly clean and quick.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Black in color with a tan head. Ashy, cigarette aroma. Some roasted malts, sweet toffee, and maybe a touch of coffee. Flavor is just really burnt and watery. Sort of acidic, too. Slight malt sweetness with notes of toffee and caramel. A bit papery on the finish.
weihenweizen (2371) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dark malt, caramel, chocolate, and some nuts.
douglas88 (7426) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a light brown color, maybe some darker elements, a medium white head. The overall flavor is more of a caramel, toffee, light toasted malt beer. Not much to dislike or love. Cheers to brewing in Lebanon.
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out cardboardy notes, along with light toasted malt and oxidation. Flavour is pretty much identical. Not very pleasant at all. Oxidized and cardboardy. Drain pour.