Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
<sadface> so many many words and so little little delivery. No real depth or carry in this, which is the biggest disappointment. Makes a homage to coffee and chocolate but not enough, Carbonation takes a lot of the enjoyment away in the mouthfeel. Could have had more of the everything. Likes however the fruit hints and the rout fruit finish on the mouth, length is missing, mouthfeel is short. I’ve had worse more unpleasant beer than this, this isn’t a disaster, just not a show stopper.
Sigmund (5426) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.5%. Black colour. moderate beige head. Dryish aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and unsweetened chocolate. The flavour is medium dry, with the same elements as the aroma. For those who fear a cloyingly sweet chocolate beer, this must be a nice surprise.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bru Pub, february 28th 2014. Black body, thick tanned head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Taste of coffee, bitter chocolate, plums. Light body, strong roasted finish with a scent of alcohol. Good stuff.
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Chocolate dense, mild vanilla and toasted malty. Vague metallic. Chocolate and mild vanilla. Lingering dark malty and chocolate into the finish. Roasted far finish.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Toronado, San Diego. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cocoa powder, citrus, cream notes. Malty caramel and chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder, fruity, some toffee.
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in San Diego (CA)
Four ounces of this was enough to convince me that at some point I need to order a few bottles. Unlike the experimental chocolate porter from Ballast Point this one stays much truer to style. The only thing that would keep me from ordering more would be the vast array of other choices.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base and mocha head look the part of a typical porter. Chocolate truffles, earthy malts, and coffee smell like a heavy flourless cake slice hanging in the air.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate, mud, and cheesecake content with bitter coffee malts to see which set can last longer. Both idle in the throat for a few minutes before beginning to lighten. Ashy characteristics accent this slow departure along with a bit of spice. A nice depth makes this a memorable beer which proves Almanac is more than just a one trick sour producing pony.
thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Olympen. Almost black with a beige head. Intense chocolate aroma and flavours, still quite dry. Nice touch of roasted malts and discreet hops. Nice one.
Vells (824) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasantly decent cocoa porter. Light roasted malts, delicate cocoa all the way, notes of vanilla, some hops. Sweetish with light bitter finish. Smooth and pleasant, but bit watery for me
zenkis (629) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown reddish, balsamy with cream brown top, vanishing fast, almost no lasing. Aroma - dominat chocolate-cocoa alike malts, a bit lactic as well, little cake-y. Taste is heavy bitter, mostly from darker malts, backgrounded with tiny sweetness. Some herbal hops notes in aftertaste. Light body, watery texture, dry, roasty finish. Weak porter for me, dominant chocolate flavored but so tiny in mouthfeel.
Melnis (238) - LATVIA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromātā diezgan viegls, un protams garšā arī. Sit carui bāzes iesalu, kurš nav ilgi raudzēts. Garšā un aromātā ir ļoooti kvalitativa tumšā šokolāde. Tas arī izglābj šo alu. Varetu dzert daudz. Augsta atzīme- jo stils ir parasts porteris.