JDBaker11058 (1573) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: inky dark, pretty viscous, with a short, near purple creamy froth of head, vanishing quickly. Aroma: licorice up front, then some dark chocolate, soy sauce, and molasses. Taste: bittersweet, VERY dark chocolate up front, with a smooth black licorice/molasses note under that, then some vanilla, then a hint of black bread. Finish: long-lasting and slightly sweet, with licorice the most prominent note. Notes: Sticky, smooth, and rich. Would have liked a little more heat from the rye, and it felt a little more like a straight Baltic Porter than I’d expected, but it was still darn good. Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6294-20140429] Bottle. Smoky bread aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy mocha head. Smoked woody breadcrumb flavour has a long sweet roasted aftertaste. Full body. Delicious. (8/4/9/4/16) 4.1
(Called "Amager Rye Porter")
Renobob (1230) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille. Forte attaque sur le café et la réglisse. Bel équilibre général, bien faite.
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 3, 2013
The beer pours a very dark brown with a creamy brown head. The aroma is rye, cocoa, and licorice. The mouthfeel is creamy, fuill bodied, with average carbonation. The flavour is cocoa, rye, spices, and a hint of licorice.
freretoc (1184) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl, couleur noire, mousse marron effervescence inexistante. Une grosse attaque sur le café et le caramel, mais pas assez bien équilibrée avec l’acidité de la bière. Un peu trop amère en fin de bouche.
PorterPounder (6306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Atlanta, Ga. - Hop City - 500 ml bottle. Dark brown-black with a nice mocha colored head with light lacing. Aroma has some licorice, some slight booziness and molasses. Flavor of chocolate, licorice, creosote and light molasses. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Aurelius (4683) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big khaki head on motoroil beer. OK label, big bottle. Rich, roast aroma, vaporous, dark cocoa, a little rye sting. Molasses, dark sugars, herbs, licorice, a little bittersweet chocolate, leathery. Interesting. Warming. Thanks to PorterPounder.
wvhoran (452) - Tasmania, - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with not much of a head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate, licorice, light coffee, some bread-ish and toasted qualities also . The flavour is sweet with caramel, chocolate, roast malt and licorice. The body is close to full. So smooth and so delicious.
TET (2167) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark brown, almost black beer with a medium and beige head. A yeast particles in the glass. The great aroma with lots of enjoyable chocolate, coffee and some liquirice, rich and dark bread in the background. Complex taste has roastiness, salt liquirice, some chocolate, spicyness of rye combined together with herbal hops that turns the end to personal and aggressive. Medium+ bodied, drinkable. The great and challenging beer, not a cream candy, more like of rough enjoyment.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with big, foamy, coffee head, fine lacing / Deep, intense nose of dark fruit, coffee, molasses, coconut / Full body, chewy, inky, sweet but with excellent balance, smooth and creamy, with long finish and a hint of bitterness / Flavors of plum, prune, dark roast coffee, fruit bread, cream, grass, lemon, caramel, rye / A real beauty. The difference between this sort of porter and an imperial stout escape me.