77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you kermis! 330 ml. bottle sampled. 2010 Vintage. Dark brown, little tanned head. Nose is clear oxidation, herbal, forest & leave oxidation notes mixed with some bark, herbal, licorice base. Body is bit fizzy, clearly showing age. Taste is clear oxidation, oxidized fruit, forest leaves, some bitter plaster, oxidized fruit. Too much oxidation for me but not all bad with some Belgian styling, would have picked this one for a Belgian Ale & not a Porter. That is either age or Klein Duimpje stylings, possibly both. Or just my pallet.
mariuspoenari (1532) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure if this is a different beer or the info was wrong, but the version I tried was labelled as a 9.2% Baltic Porter.
Pours a very dark, almost opaque beer, brown towards burgundy red, more like a quad than a porter, with a nice head. The smell confirms that this is, again, more a quad than a porter. Notes of caramel, dark fruit, strawberry jam, molasses. The taste is very rich and fruity, with strawberry jam and caramel, along with roasted malts, spices and a bit of dark chocolate in the background. A very pleasant drink
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent, albeit slightly watery porter. Cocoa and molasses and a light caramel backing. Picked up at ABC in DH in 2015.
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, red fruits, raisins, dried dark fruits, caramel. Coffee flavour, cacao, bit sweet, bit bitter, peanuts. Bit thin, very fizzy. Finish chocolate, brown sugar, light porto notes.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Brown color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of slightly funky brown bread. Taste is sweet and roasty, but hi carbonation interferes a bit.
nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle pours a hazy brown with zero head. Oily looking. Nose is nutty with nail polish remover too, prune and candy sugar. Flavor is sweet, candy, nutty, clove, yeast, a little nail polish. Full bodied finish.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sepia with thin cream. Nutty nose, metallic and creamy with lightly peppery esters. More pepper and wheat, light earth mid with dry, lightly metallic finish. Pleasant and well rounded if simple.
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral yeast, dark brown pour with good head and lacing. Light raisin. Light bitter finish. Watery palate. Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting.
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of funk. Tasting notes of caramel, floral notes, roast, toffee, piney hops. Medium body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium-brown color with a small wispy head. Aroma was sweet malts, light toasted notes. Flavor was sweet, light. Interesting.