Japalo (1417) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@guren. Black nougat coloured foam. Intense roasted coffee notes. Plenty of roasted toffe coffee flavours. Dry bitter. Medium body. Sone alcohol in the mouthfeel. The Pumpkin May contribute too some fresh sharpness and spicy complexity. Very tastefull.
Ragnampiza (738) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml on tap at Birra+. Pitch black, no light passing through, with a small, creamy and persistent light beige head. Superb lacings. Fantastic aroma, reminds me of Spaghetti Western which is my favourite smelling Stout/Porter ever. Very nutty (hazelnuts, almonds), slightly spicy (cinnamon), lots of caramel and toffee, rich espresso notes, slightly toasted malts and Mars candy bars. Taste follow suite with pretty much no surprises: perfect balance between mildy bitter and slightly astringent components and moderately sweet and "velvety" components. A hint of vanilla beans and herbal hop notwes in the background. The ABV is very well hidden. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture. So good.
nealblind (1027) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown pour dark brown head. Aroma choco, wood, clean soil, licorice. Poppy seed toasted bagel. some coffee, chocolate, rye. perfect range of roasts from lightly toasted to char. sorta dry sorta sweet.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully balanced blend of roast character and spices, A touch of orange peel and a bite of rye. Firm bitter linger rolls on a thick, but not syrupy palate. Really good stuff.
Bedni (337) - POLAND - APR 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
creamy beige head,
aroma + taste =
gingerbread, dry plums, dark bread. rosted malts,
all in sweetness liqueurish note.
outstanding, and something different for sure.
worth its price.
BlazerT (215) - POLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black with huge, densed, light brown head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is bready, milk chocolate, a bit smokey with rye spiciness. Also some vanilla hint are noticable. Taste is chocolate, bready and grainy. Toward the end of degustation it becomes drier and more bitter. Also noticable some light coffee flavours. Full body, creamy and silky texture, soft carbonation, finish is long dry and bitter.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bready chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black-brown with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate, pumpernickel bread malt and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Nice body. Very good - a solid porter.
dfinney23 (2235) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with big, persistent foam. Toasted rye aroma. Pumpernickel and bittersweet chocolate taste. Definitely makes me think there need to be more pumpernickel porters in the world.
Patrickctenchi (4717) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick, cascading, dark brown head.
Chocolate, vanilla, mild smoke aroma.
Taste is ashy chocolate malt, licorice...
Spiced, dark bread....
Fairly pronounced ash/herbal bitter....aroma grows more cake-like with warming.
AgentAle (1043) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, mocha, vanilla and rich sweet malts. Taste is a full bodied, lightly smoked malt body. Quite roasty with a nice sweetness with honey and caramel. Transitions into a light bitterness that finishes smoothly. The pumpernickel shows up nicely at the end is not overpowering. Appearance is a black body with a medium brown head that retains well.