jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Max’s in Fells Point, Baltimore. Black pour. Nose of roasted malts and coffee - heavily roasted. Taste of heavily roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Good porter.
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
burnt coffee (European style) some chocolate and then a whole lot of shit for flavors thrown in there. hell, i liked it but i am really going to need to re-rate. know what i mean?
Leighton (11888) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours dark brown with a thick, tan head. Sharp aroma with roasted malts, rye and light hops. Flavor is fairly sweet and roasty, with notes of cocoa, caramel and brown sugar. Full bodied, thick and chewy with average carbonation. Finishes with some pronounced bitterness but also plenty of dry roast. Excellent beer.
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown while pouring out of the 50cl bottle. Looks just black at the glass, black with a hughe brown head that holds ok, and sticks good to the glass. Smell of roastiness, coffee and hops, some spices. More hoppy then expected. A good smell. Taste is roastiness and hops, chocolate, coffee and some spices. A good moderated biterness, combined with some nice sweetness that comes up. The coffee-roasted-biterness holds very long. Not bad at all.
Tim1976 (5) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ekstrem porter. Smager godt men man skal ikke have for mange af dem. Skal prøves
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in a cloudy dark brown appearance with a rich pale brown head. Figs, coffee, mild spices and roasted malts in the aroma. Nearly full-bodied with notes of coffee, dark bread, spices, sweet licorice and sugary brown chocolate. Long medium-bitter finish of spices, coffee, roasted nuts and chocolate-sauce.
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge brown head. Opaque black body goes just barely dark red at edges. Spicy roasty malty aroma with sugary rye and lacquer notes. Dry-sweet roasty burnt coffee taste with oily resiny spicy notes. Sharpish hot mouthfeel, but taste is also faintly rounded. Might benefit from some cellaring, perhaps. Dry spicy wooden lacquer aftertaste with chocolate and yeast notes. Burnt dusty chocolatey taste lingers. Nice, but a bit harsh, despite all the sweetness. (0.5l bottle, Fish and Beer, Copenhagen.)
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
having previously drunk quite a lot of this massive beer it was time give it proper rating. It poured pitch black with a huge dark beige head. Aroma had dark chocolate, burned malt, plenty of hops and rye. Flavour was sweet and seriously hoppy with loads of burned malt, dark chocolate, pine, rye, dark chocolate, english liquerice and grapefruits. Bone dry and bitter finish. What a massive stout even though it is only a 8,5% beer. Perfect balance. Incredible.
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A porter brewed on rye sounds very interesting to me, been considering making something similar ever since I tried the rye IPA from Mohawk. This one turned out to be one of my favourites for the evening. Great complex flavour of coffee, chocolate, nuts, dark malts, pepper and mint. Dry, medium smooth mouthfeel with a think body. The rye brings a very interesting addition of pepper and mint which I think fit very well with the style.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
batch 199 mindst 3/13...another treat dished out by dakine on 5/31/10. muchas gracias, amigo.
thick opaque pour is orange-brown tinted black with a tan head. lots of spotty lacing remains.
it smells ashy... but really soft/mellow smoky mixed with some vinous sour raisins, vanilla, wood (mmm... woody porter!), toasted nuts, dark chocolate, molasses and florals.
holy crap, this is good stuff!... flavors of molasses, roast, coffee, vanilla, smoked malt, earthy yeast, florals, wood, rubber, chocolate and some prunes.
creamy, crisp, smooth and yummy. 9/4/9/5/18/4.5