culchiem (1668) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from AGR. Dark redish brown with a thin head. Aroma of dark caramel. Flavour is deep caramel with fruit compôte base. Finish is dry bitter fruit
Glouglouburp (5568) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A 7% porter that is only enjoyable in small doses. Too rich, sweet, heavy and sticky for me.
How: Bottle 500ml. Shared with a few friends in hotel lost in Lithuania
The look: Black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: This beer smells ‘big’ with plenty of burnt toffee upfront and other sweetness related aromas. Taste is rich and heavy, thick toffee, burnt caramel, sweet raisins. This beer feels disproportionately sweet and sticky for a such a relatively small porter. So rich and heavy that it would probably get a lot of love if it was made by an American brewery. Probably well made, but this is just not my style of beer. At that point in the tasting I was getting pretty hammered. No doubt that my regular drinking partners have seen me do some pretty shameful stuff over the years but that’s nothing compared to what my computer screen has seen me do.
BeerViking (1428) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee and strawberry nose, rich body with chocolate, caramel, peppery hops, dry-sweet finish. Pretty good.
kiwianer (2314) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The body is black. It smells sweet, roasty, a bit alcoholic-sweet, liquorice mild. Sweet Porter. 10/9/9/9/11/10
Grzesiek79 (2360) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, coffee, nuts, floral, herbs, basement aromas, leather, alcohol, rotten eggs, butterscotch, brown, black, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, oily feel, lively, long finish,
coldbrewky (1319) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of unknown age....Black and gold label, procured in the dusty corners of Sloth’s basement. Yes, intrepid beer lover, I have sat in the hallowed basement that Sloth maintains, and you, as Wayne and Garth so eloquently state..."are not worthy" Bertly, knowing my penchant for dark rich beers, literally threw this bottle at my head and told me to take it home. Being the gentleman that I am, I graciously accepted said brew and bowed low before him. Nose of used engine oil with added sugar. Black as a Angus’ toucous on a moonless prairie night. Nearly still, with a ring of carbonation. Body is Godzilla large. Sweet and lasting this critter is scrumptious. finish is seemless and fades nicely. YUM.
wlajwl (2907) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is earthy caramel malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor is caramel malts and a complex fruit profile that leads into a tart/sour/acidic finish.
tmongoose (668) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 bottle, pours out dark brown with mocha head that last for a bit. The aroma is most definitely caramel malt and lots of it. Flavor is very sweet because of the caramel malts and some undertones of roasted malt. Almost borders a Baltic style porter.
hlkanga (204) - - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours beautiful opaque colour with a large foamy espresso head that creates a lacing. Aroma of caramel notes, some nuts and butterscotch. Strong taste of licorice and caramel malt. Thick creamy mouthfeel with a long licorice finish. Lively carbonation but still very smooth. Nicely bitter in the end. This one is a licorice bomb.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Sam. Very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Cola aroma and carbonation. Tastes of cola and molasses. Decent.