rlgk (14695) - 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.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle labeled "Rye Porter".
Pours dark, dark brown and settles in close to black in the glass with an enormous tan head that sticks to the sides stubbornly, receding to a thick collar.
Aroma is seriously roasted with black malts and spicy rye. Some heavily roasted espresso and cocoa powder with sweet vanilla and licorice.
The taste is thick due to the rye and leaves the palate bathed in roasted black malts, coffee and licorice. The knish is bitter but it’s a combination of the roasted malts and a hoppy presence that I didn’t get in the nose.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth with soft carbonation and just big and roasty and bitter.
I really enjoyed this beer. The rye lends both a spicy character but also a thickness to the feel that really takes this one to the next level. Big, big fan.
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Winter Beer Gathering 2011 chez Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un énorme col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’épices et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3521)
gam (3685) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much head darkest of brown pours weak carbonation aroma liccorice chocolate nice and rich mild vanilla soothing aromas mild nuttyness flavour fantastic maltiness chocolate vanilla pure bliss nutty taste some grain liccorice sweetening the palate finish rewarding vanilla through the porter malt sweetness mild bitter pleasing malty aftertaste very tasty porter
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours black black with a biiig rich brown head leaving lace. Fruity, licorice, smokey, tary and meaty aroma. Tary velvety mouthfeel. Malty, smoked, meaty, slightly fruity, licorice fullbodied flavor. Palate like flavor. Finish is very nice longlived tart dry.
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle thanks to rlgk! On February 4, 2011
Dark brown to black color, fluffy brown head. Grainy, malty, chocolate cent, also salty. Smooth, malty, dry, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
hawthorne00 (2951) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10C. Opaque dark brown with a large puffy tan head. Plenty of vaguely sour rye in the aroma, along with roasted malt, prunes, licorice and vanilla. Taste has sweet caramel, licorice, firm roast with a little charring. A little fruit and vanilla. Hops - kumquats, grass, pine - overshadow the roasted bitterness right at the end. Some cocoa and coffee there too. A bit ungracious and soy-saucy at first, but mellowed as it warmed - more coffee and less licorice seemed there. Good, but too hoppy and leans towards suffocating rather than enveloping.
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with pale brown head. The aroma is medium roasted, light spicy, liquorice, dark bread, brown sugar and dark berries. There is also room for spicy, mild grapefruity and resinous hops. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Roasted, spicy, citric and resinous. Undertones of smoke, liquorice and tar. The mouthfeel is round and light oily and light to medium carbonated. Coffee and grapefruit on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
marcus (7823) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a massive tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a very tasty burnt chocolate and coffee flavor with a sweet dry finish. Delicious.