GlassBrass440 (222) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, near black redish brown with a brown head that recedes quickly, but provides good lacing. Lightly smoky and rubbery phenol aroma with some fruit. The two components don’t quite meld well. Flavours bring much more (savoury) smoke. Fruity esters complement this time along with some creamy sweetness and chocolate in the finish. Full bodied with a chewy texture.
PabloZab (286) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can (27.10.2015). Barwa czarna, piana slaba, bezowa . Nuta wedzonya rz?dzi plus nuty palone, ktore wychodza w miare ogrzewania sie piwa. W smaku palone, slodkie. Lekkie, gladkie z minimalna kwaskiem. Pijalne. Posmak slodkawy.
kerenmk (3047) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared at a smoked beer tasting at our place. Black with a tan head. Delicate aroma, some vanilla and delicate smoke in the nose, dry and smoky with a little coal in the mouth. Medium body, smoky finish and a little cocoa aftertaste.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast and smoke. Slightly sweetish flavor with roast, smoke, charcoal and chocolate. Nice rounded mouthfeel.
Borresteijn (5196) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
35cl Can from Beer Boutique. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet, peat, leather, chocolate, roasted malts, toffee. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, toffee, leather, smoke/peat, roasted malts, decent bitterness. Light to medium bodied, full of flavour. Really good smoked (Baltic?) porter.
rodbod (62) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can on the train. Aroma of creamy mocha coffee and burnt malt. Palate is creamy, smoky, also slightly tart. Very smoky aftertaste.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius:
Black beer with a vast and thick beige brown head.
Aroma is that of a good porter (roast, coffee, bay leaf, etc) with a light smokey/peaty edge.
Flavour is way more porter, flavourfull dark tones, but a bit watery all by all.
Aftertaste is more vaster with roast, bitters, dried leaves, coffee and earthy tones.
Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, just medium bodied.
Smoked? This is a porter guys!
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Appearance is jet black, a one finger beige frothy head. Aroma- chocolate, caramel, some smoke, roast malt, toffee, biscuit, hint of coffee. Taste- roast malt, burnt toast, more smokiness in the taste than the smell, toffee and caramel, roasty dry finish. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Turboninja (167) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Maja/Talo, Tampere, Finland. Light aroma with slightly bitter smoke and licorice. Black/deep brown color with small beige head. Medium smoked malty taste with a bit coffee and licorice. Balanced. Medium taste spectrum and short/medium aftertaste with smoked malts. Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Overall nice low voltage beer with balance and smoke. Too thin aroma.
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15.2.2015. Pours dark brown. Aroma of smoke, bacon. Taste has roasted malts, smoke.