radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single 11.2 oz bottle purchased from Hunger Mountain (Montpelier, VT) for $4. To the snifter it pours a richly purplish dark-brown with a trim not-exactly-tan-but-not-exactly-khaki-either head. Like so many in the style, I’m getting a surge of figs and dates, roast, candi sugar, caramel, English yeast, cocoa and hops to the side. Damn fine! Tastes as it smells, however there’s an intriguing earthiness by swallow which is tryingly hushed by leather, charcoal and brown sugar. Getting some ginger notes, too. It has this rather interesting warming sensation you find out by your first sip, so not accurately hidden at all. Goes from sweet, to earthy to grainy to...I don’t even know what! Exciting beer nonetheless. Glad I had the opportunity to try out a Swiss porter without having to travel very far. But, I don’t know, this almost too sweet to handle. I’d say this was one of the more unbalanced porters I’ve had. Finishing it, though.
Nevalainen (395) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark, almost black, color. Aroma is smokey, chocolate. Taste is sweet with smokey notes, maybe some vanilla notes also. A good one.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 8.15%. Salty liquorice aroma, late roasted barley bitterness. Almost black colour. Small stable creamy light brown head. The flavour starts off roasted with a mild coffee note and some rough roasted barley. It has a distinct metal note that I have a hard time forgiving. Iron and vitamin pill. Without the metal, it would have been nice enough.
martin00sr (1981) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good roasted aroma with light chocolate and hoppy notes. Cloudy, dark brown with light beige head. Chocolate and coffee flavour, with some light syrupy notes and alcohol showing through, even some licorice in the finish. Light to medium mouthfeel, still flavourful.
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle fra CH-303 - thank you, Asbjørn! Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt and coffee, with subtle hints of acetone. Roasty flavour with hoppy, malty and sourish, acetonelike notes and a good deal of coffee. Dusty and lactic hints. Roasty and slightly nutty aftertaste. Decent.
mircoas (268) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl @ porter. Aroma e aspetto da migliorare ma ottimo gusto, sembra un po’ annacquata ma in realtà ne fa una birra molto beverina. Ottimo gusto.
Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth as all hell.. Lots of roast character... But never harsh, Aroma of chocolate but never seems like you’re in a chocolate factory and goes down way too smooth for 8 percent.
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown near black with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, a touch of smoke and had a pleasant bitterness.
Cunningham (6255) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had unfortunately a to light body and mild flavor for a beer with almost no carbonation. Could have been an ok porter with some carbonation.
Complete black with no head. Mostly cold coffee, mild roast and chocolate. To flat carbonation.
[Bottle from a trade with CH-303]
Cousin_Larry (767) - - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has been a good day for beer. Another 4+ beer courtesy of The Malt Shoppe. Good sweet Imperial Porter.
nimbleprop (6659) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
30cl bottle from Pipetown Traders, pours a watery black with some soapy, white head. Nose has some sour cherry notes, toast and malt, stale coffee, stale cola. Flavor has more sour notes, cherry and raisin, a little vegetal, some caramel finally, toast, molasses. Finishes dry with a hint of tartness. Maybe there’s something wrong, but I liked it either way.