Vells (1541) - Rîga, 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 (1068) - 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 (4578) - 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 (487) - 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,
tarmok (1169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
black liquid with frothy tan head. Aroma of light smoke and malts. Taste: caramel, roasted malts, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish.
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks pretty black, pours with a 2 inch head, settles to 1/2" and holds. Tan head. weak lace. Creamy, sugary, raosted malt flavor. Does this beer have adjunct sugar? Shame, shame!
jookos (5380) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black. Bit dusty chocolate, malty, barley, malt- sacky, ’roapy’ aroma. Med bodied, quite smooth, nice texture. Dry chocolate. Pretty ok.
adodo (175) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, fruit loaf aroma. Dark brown, brownish foam but not much of it. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Very nice rich flavour.
belgis (443) - - SEP 14, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, coffee hint. Dry stautish character. Lovely lacing with foam that lasts. Easy drinkable.
dysenteri (78) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, fruity tastes. Mouthfeel is nice. Dark
porter. Real suprise from Japan!