PietS (32) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good porter, nice aroma’s and tastes of chocolate and coffee, but not too dominating.
Zwiebel88 (144) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schwarz, kein Schaum. In der Nase dunkle Früchte, SChokolade, Milchschokolade, Karamell, Süße. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Kaffee, süße, hopfige Bitternoten. Sehr dünner Körper.
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep-deep brown color with a nice thick cream colored head of one finger. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave an amazing level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet and roasty. The biggest smell is of a roasted malt mixed with notes of chocolate and coffee. The sweeter smells are of a molasses and caramel and a tiny bit of a wood and pine rounding it all out.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet molasses and caramel flavor with a good chocolate and roasted malt base. Some flavors of vanilla soon come to the tongue along with citrus hop as well as some other sweeter dark fruit flavors. A very light coffee and some nut come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste, combining with the rest and a newly encountered floral hop, which overall produce a nice roasty, sweet and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – For a porter the body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The carbonation balances the porter characteristics of the beer with the hop very well, but a thicker body may have been slightly more appropriate. Even with that said, overall the feel was pretty good.
Overall – A rather tasty and slightly higher hopped porter. A nice take on a porter.
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a dark brown/black body with deep crimson highlights and a tall three finger beige head on top. The head is slow fading and thick. It coats the glass as I tip it to my mouth and leaves thick splotchy lace patters behind. The nose is malty sweet and roasty with caramel, toffee, bready and light toasted bread notes with a hint of chocolate. It’s sweet up front with lots of deep malty texture in a full body. Roasted grain, toasted bready notes, caramel and toffee blend with mild bitterness from the mostly hidden hops and finish a little dryer but still with some residual sugary sweetness. It has a smooth full feel with light carbonation.
Sjohnh (175) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh, that’s good. The fruits sit up high in the flavour - ingredients from a great fruit crumble, with blackcurrant, cherries and a hint of plum as well. Roasted malts sit underneath, with some vanilla and subtle bitterness. Very dark, with a small white head. Body medium thick but smooth and easy to drink.
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma intenso de baunilha. Um pouco de mato e café no fundo.
Belo creme denso e castanho. Negra e opaca como a noite.
Ferrugem e defumação forte no sabor. Um pouco de caramelo, mas bastante amarga.
Retrogosto forte e amargo. Bastante persistente.
Boa mesmo essa cerveja!
Cousin_Larry (336) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours perfect. Aroma is coffee chocolate and very slight metallic. Body is fairly light and goes down very smooth. Flavor is interesting - not much chocolate or coffee. More metal than anything.
rotaman14 (80) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, almost black color with minimal tan head. Aroma of rich quite sweet dark malts, some hops. Taste is dark fruit, followed by lots of chocolate. Didn’t quite stand up to my expectations.
Rob_D_UK (783) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is inviting chocolate roasted malt. Taste is of that, together with mild hops.
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bang on porter that tastes like it sounds in the history books. Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, hops, coffee, and plums. Tastes plumy, vinous, roasted malts and dark fruits. Has the perfect porter body that is low in carbonation, very smooth and not too heavy. Has a bitter malt aftertaste and a touch of sourness. This beer was fun.
mircoas (95) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl @ spina. Una scura ottima con sentori di cioccolato fondente e caffé. Da riprovare assolutamente.