b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip (shared by Brigadier). Looks good; a cloudy dark cola with AMPLE head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; dark malt and smoke. Tastes like it smells with a bit of sweetness and a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.
altonbrownd (4477) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at food festival on South Bank, London. Nice dark amber body with slight head. Nose is roasty, caramel, nuts. Taste is also roasty malts, coffee, sugar, licorice. Creamy texture. Nice one.
OliBird (29) - WALES - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately half of it gushed out of the bottle. Poured black with a small off white head. Tasted lightly sweet and medium bitter. Aromas of chocolate, smoke and dark fruits. Palate was nice and full bodied with a creamy texture. Carbonation was far too strong. Guessing a bit too much sugar added in bottling.
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, thick off white head; smoked malt aroma; tastes of roasted malt, dark fruit; it’s ok, but I found it hard going - maybe I was just not in the mood for beer and shouldn’t have opened one for the sake of it.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is good but has a bit of dish-soap with it. In the mouth it is rich And creamy but not too heavy.. The smoke is mellow and pleasant.
lliams (192) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great smokey porter. Layers of choc, nut, malt and smoke with great balance. Light though, could do a session on it.
Zer0 (795) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is smoky, malty, some coffee and chocolate and some molasses. Taste is quite bitter and light sweet. Medium body with soft carbonation.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at ’Jacks’, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon this week consumed at home in company of Loz, Lynn & Barry Friday 18th October 2013 Had this before but much like the Gamma Ray and Black Betty it was during my eight month break from rating. Smokey nose, smokey meatiness I guess. Taste is more of the same smoked meat combining with coffee and chocolate, a little thin though if truth be told. Its ok. A7 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.3
Lowenbrau (1457) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @Cimmeria. Smokye, wood, nuts and caramel aromas. Pours dark mohagany with very little off white head, vanishes until only a very thin persistent layer, some scattered lacing. Medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Taste is not so smokey, more into roasty, coffee and liquorice flavours. Somehow balanced and enjoyable.
gruberm (269) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some odd sediment. Soot maybe? Otherwise nicely colored and flavored smoked porter. Mellow smoke flavor. Not overpowering and plenty of Porter flavor coming through
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