DrnkMcDermott (2902) - 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.
nasmith003 (162) - 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 (13202) - 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 (2193) - 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 (7234) - 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 (9325) - 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.
colui72 (248) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Very poor appearance (it looks like coke) for a highly carbonated ale mysteriously called "a porter". Sweet caramel taste, nothing else.
Darkmagus82 (2000) - - 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 (8739) - 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 (1237) - 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 (27) - - 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.