TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is chocolate, rye, prune and dates. Creamy body with a lively tang. Taste is chocolate covered malted milk balls with a brash, rye bite. Bold flavors in a sticky sipper.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop. Bottle was labeled "Rye Porter" for US import I’m sure. The appearance is a beautiful brown black with a huge foaming medium brown head. The aromas are powdered milk chocolate, rye, other grains, some sweet powered sugar. The flavors are dirty earthy grains and malts. A chalky texture to the flavors if that makes any sense. The mouth is a little weird. The entry is incredibly creamy and inviting but then a harsh chalky almost metallic feel takes over. Maybe it’s over carbed at first? Some flower/herb flavors accent the brew at times. Some more chocolate and cola flavors as well. Over all this beer comes and goes. The goods are nice and the bads leave you scratching your head. It could of been a little off bottle. Either way for the right price it is worth a try.
humlelala (1232) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 50cl, Traktørstedet) Pours coffeebrown with little vanilla head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma of coffee, licorice, toasted malt and a twist of fruit - banana? Oily texture with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Taste is darkly bitter, acidic with some sweetness. An interesting experiment where the rye lends the beer a certain vegetal freshness. My preference is for less vegetal and more oily/licorice-like porters.
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle from Capone’s, called Rye Porter in the states. Pours hazy black with big fluffy well retained khaki head. Nose is rye malt, definite caraway seeds, cacao, hops. Tastes rich, very complex, hefty on the palate, with flavor notes of black patent malt and cacao up front, rye and hops at mid-palate, and a finishing note of charred and rauhcy malt and dark chocolate syrup, with spiciness, hop astringency, and more rye/caraway/pumpernickel notes as it warms. This one is unique, screams originality, and is one of the more complex beers I have had the pleasure to quaff. Yet another winner from Amager Bryghus.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A sweet roasted black beer with a rye/spicy edge. Good beer.
How: Tap at Hill Farmstead Winter Gathering 2011
The look: Near black body topped by a large tan head with good retention
In long: Nose is quite roasted, burnt wood, cocoa powder, a bit of rye. Taste is highly roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, coffee beans, light rye notes, cacao powder, resinous hops. There is a spicy almost peppery sensation in the hops/rye/roastiness. A little too sweet for what it should be, or what I want it to be. Basically except for fruity flavors there is a bit of everything in this big black beer. Another big beer part of my extra-high-calorie diet. Oh man, before I started to abuse craftbeer I used to get some real good sex. Then I started to abuse craftbeer and now all I can get is phone sex. Another few years of heavy drinking and I’ll have to settle down for morse code sex.
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle. Poured deep, cola brown with a nice cap of tan head. The aroma picked up roasty black patent and chocolate malts with accents of bright pine and complementary rye.. a little on the sweet side, but balance was spot-on. The flavor found burnt dark chocolate and coffee more than anything at the core.. rye gave a deeper than expected impression, and paired well with pine bitterness again.. earthy and warm on the long finish. Medium-bodied with a lot of sugars on the palate.. warm at the end, but unnecessarily so.. this came together very well! I’d gladly drink this again.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown, roasted malts, dark chocolate, rye, licorice, earthy hops, coffee.
suprchunk (2860) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Huge tan head that will not go away. As the beer recedes the lacing left is thick and ample.
Chocolate and vanilla. A bit of a sweet roastiness.
Malty chocolate. Small bit of hoppiness leading to a bit of bitterness.
A little thin and finishes dry. Highly carbonated. Bitter aftertaste.
Pretty drinkable. Hard to believe it is this high in ABV. Because it just does not seem like it. Maybe if I drank a few I would fell it. Pretty good beer.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a rich beige head. Malty aroma with vanilla, licorice and chocolate. Chocolate flavor with hops, chocolate, spices and some salt.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is pine and some fruit, perhaps prunes? Medium sweet, light bitter, slightly bitter finish with a medium body.