radarsock (1115) - 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.
King_Alex_II (522) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with red shades and brown foam. The smell has a lot of coffee. The taste has a particle dusty smoked coffee flavor, but a full smooth mouth feeling. Dry and smooth aftertaste.
veceo (816) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost black, average sized brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and some fruits. Taste of chocolate, coffee, malts, dark fruits. Very dry finish. Slightly acidic. Medium to full body. Solid.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
azzie (438) - - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy dark liquid with unsteady foam. Avearge body and carbonation. Coffee aroma. Nice one.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with a good lasting tan head. Aroma of toffee and liquorice. The taste is treacle, toffee and liquorice. Quite bitter. Full mouth feel. Some sourness to it, especially in the finish.
Kavu (2817) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A small taste (bottle) @ Gallows Bird. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate and hops. Nice!
SinH4 (926) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of coffee and earthy hops. Taste is chocolate, coffee, earthy, rather dry, not very sweet. Solid carbonation. A fine brew.
fombe89 (521) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 12/02/2015. Color negro. Espuma beige. Bastante cuerpo. Notas tostadas
weark (422) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Dark brown near black color, with a small but persistent beige head, good lacing - Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops - Flavor of roasted malt, licorice, hints of chocolate - Medium/full body, medium bitterness, good carbonation, long roasted malt finish - really good, well balanced but hard to describe will try one more time soon
MarkoNm (1292) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with very low carbonation resulting in a very tiny beige colored head. Roasty malts, some chocolate notes and some shampoo smell also present. Taste starts sweet, slightly roasty with some coffee notes. Medium bitterness in the finish, and some more coffee notes in the aftertaste. The taste is not that bad, though nothing special.
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune très foncée, belle mousse marron. Anneau persistant et lacings.
Au nez fortement sur le toasté-choco noir, fruits noirs. Un peu biscuit. Présence d’houblonnage américain. Le tout très balancé, sans agressivité.
En bouche on est sur les mêmes élèments. Une légère sensation de fumage. Forte présence de toastage. Moins fruitée en bouche. Houblonnage présent en fin de bouche. Côté sucré-caramel peu présent mais bonne balance générale sucré-amertume. Corps un peu crémeux, faible carbonatation.