DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. single, $2 at Binny’s. I’d think more people would’ve rushed for this one to be able to tick off the heretofore unobtainable Lebanon on their stats. My experience with beers made in both Israel and Palestine have found they didn’t travel well (in a friend’s luggage, anyway). But this has come over much better. A roasty malt smell, maybe more apt for a stout, perhaps. Black body with bubbles clinging to the sides like a cola, pours a thick head that dwindles away. Taste is also a bit more roasty than I expect for a porter, though not a stout. A little sweet, though. Mouthfeel is kind of light and thin. Still, many overseas beers without a lot of abv don’t come over here in this decent of a shape.
mbgrayson (559) - 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!
FunkyF (155) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Provsmak på Örebro öl och Whisky. Mörkt brun med beige skum. Doft av choklad och rostad malt. Lite vattning men med smak av choklad och malt.
BVery (6966) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Binny’s. Deep cola pour with no head. Mild sweetness and earthy malt aroma. Taste is not good - tastes like it has soured a bit, and the palate is quite thin. Undercarbonated. Bland, dull, and likely flawed.
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Smell of chocolate and dark malts. Malty taste with chocolate, roasted and toasted. A light porter.
nuplastikk (4705) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Brown-caramel body. Thin beige head. Medium bodied, smooth and easy on the palate. Kind of like a schwarzbier. Nice cocoa schwarz.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Probably the best of the beers I’ve had from this brewery, which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, but nonetheless this beer actually seems to be a porter. Chocolate malt. A bit thin, but otherwise pretty average.
rlgk (11463) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Jönköping. Black beer with a beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, strange spicy notes, caramel, licorice, some tar and bread. Roasted chocolate flavor, again with strange spices, fruity, vanilla, some tar. A bit odd.
mkel07 (3707) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. This is quite a good porter with some vanilla in the aroma and a dark brown colour.
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Metallic aroma and taste. Dark brown, but thin. Very modest roasted malt contribution.
Nisse666 (4498) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR:
roasted malt, coffey, chocolate,
AP: dark brown body, yellowish white head
F: fizzy, cacao nibbles, dry, herbal