Frank (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is from Lebanon. Can they even make beer in Lebanon? Like is it even physically possible? I thought Lebanon was one of those countries like Rhodesia or French Indochina that has since been renamed by the people who actually live there. In any case, I am excited to try it so let’s get going, shall we?
OK, so... the long and the short of it is aside from being from Lebanon, this is not a particularly remarkable beer. I mean, it is a porter. It is brown and stuff and comes in a bottle. I got mine from the store. It has some light roasted character going on and is a touch on the sweet side which brings out the chocolate a bit. My only real complain is a small amount of ashiness that comesout in the finish. I will drink some of this next time I’m in Lebanon and see if it isn’t any better fresh. That is, I will do so if Lebanon is a real country that still exists, which is debatable.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate malts on the nose. Pours black with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, the body is a bit thin but over all its pretty good. Cool story of how they got started too.
Bierkrug (2088) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen (In USA), Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml Bottle picked up at Sam’s Beverage Shop in Beirut. Pours a dark thick brown almost black color with a fast to go brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, nuts and sweet wood. Taste is very complex and mellow but much like the aroma. Palate is smooth and leaves you wanting more. One of the best beers in the Middle East.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Wow that is a bit of smoke and burnt sugar in the nose. Chocolate and caramel provide support in the aroma with hints of earth as well. The flavor is a bit less remarkable than the aroma. Mild caramel and chocolate notes with hints of smoke and earth. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery somewhat oily mouthfeel. Not a bad porter if not a bit on the smoky burnt end of the style. I would have loved a bit more body, and some creaminess in the mouthfeel.
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sue Ellen.
Pours clear brown.
Aroma of coffee.
Sweet maltyness with some coke and chocolate. Smooth and thin.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, oatmeal, lightly burnt bread. Quite moreish.
More light roast as a flavour but with little to support it. Some toasty malt again.
Carbonation could be a little higher.
Erzengel (1738) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very dark in the glass, malty-sweet nose. The beer starts more sweet than bitter, more smooth than dry. For my taste a bit too sweet and to undefined. The mainpart is sweetish-smooth, no deepness, no real dryness, no real roasted hints. The aftertaste is a bit viscous, not very deep in aroma, sweetish-smooth and only slightly roasted.
Not a very good stout - and much too sweet to be refreshing. --> 7/11/7/7
baraciisch (1505) - USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color... Malty toasty aroma... On par with many of the porters in the states, roasted malt and caramel character, definitely enjoyable..
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Deep brown with medium tan head. A: thin, with roasted malt, brown sugar, cocoa, burnt coffee. T: watery chocolate and coffee. Too watery.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Undated 330ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark brown color has a nice reddish tone and is topped by a moderate tan head. The head quickly to reduces to a lasting ring. Surprisingly clear hop note in the nose, along with the expected dark roasted malts. Suggestions of old coffee, toasted bread and nuts in the aroma. Both the nose and the initial taste suggest a significant sourness that never materializes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Hints of caramel, raisins, dark toasted bread and coffee, with a clearer coffee note in the mildly bitter aftertaste.
The body is a medium-full with a light-moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly creamy feel.
Overall, a decent and enjoyable porter, although the particular combination of English hops and malts was not ideal.