Hopmaestro (1147) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ÖÖWF2015: Aroma of chocolate, milk chocolate and slight smoke. Taste is roasted coffee beans, sweeter chocolates and a dry mid bitter finish.
Arek (879) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland.
Prawie czarne piwo o gęstej i puszystej ale niezbyt obfitej pianie oraz słodowym, lekko palonym aromacie. W smaku lekko wodniste, proste, lekko słodowe, czekoladowe z łagodnie paloną goryczką na finiszu.
sokuzs1 (478) - - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: chcolate, toast, roasty, some caramel, classic porter
Taste: light bitter, light sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, roasty, nuts, maybe some diacetyl(but it adds body to the beer)
Really good, classic porter
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled thanks to Ingo! November 14, 2015.
Hazy dark brown color, teal head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, mineral taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty aftertaste.
adamnowek (1526) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee. Appearance is deep brown with a nice creamy but thin head. Taste is strong in chocolate.
adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a dark copper color beer, almost seal, with nice one finger beige head. In aroma chocolate, honey, a bit of coffee with sugar, sweet dark tanned malts. In taste coffee with its sourness, chocolate, not very much roasted notes, a bit of sweetness in the beginning and in the end. Bitterness rather on the lower level for porter. Medium mouth feel, perfectly low carbonated. Nice solid porter which cannot be even compared with baltic porters obviously.
Vells (1369) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really lovely standard porter, bit lacks of kick power as body gets bit thin in finish. Otherwise, nice roast level subtle coffee, dark choco mix, kinda toasted brown sugar. Moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Well balanced OK
porter, but easy forgettable
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Beautiful aroma with some chocolate, lots of coffee. Got stale pretty quickly though, and then it was just watery and flat. What a shame!
superspak (4312) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/15/2014. Pours hazy dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light raisin/plum, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light raisin/plum, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Melnis (401) - LATVIA - OCT 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kafijaija stauts. Tipa labs bet nu vienkarss. Prasaas laktoziiti un bik biezaku konsistenci,