martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is malt, cocoa, roast. Flavor is sweet, roast, malt, dark chocolate. Finish is dark chocolate bitter. Overall: very good.
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer, tan head. Nose is dry, coffee, soy, roast. Flavor is soy saltiness, roast, malt, coffee. Finishes with hoppy bitterness and roast, more coffee and chocolate, licorice, hint of vanilla. Smooth, thick, powerful.
CanCrusher (930) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,50L. One of the birthday gifts from my friend Gregor. Pours black colour with large, frothy, light brown head. Aroma is very herbal and spicy - rye, fennel seeds and more, some dark bread, too. Taste starts moderate bitter with chocolatte and caramel background, while the finish has a bit more bitterness and spicy/peppery mouthfeel and a touch of alcohol. A lot of happening in taste... Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Really good beer, very good balance, although there is so much of everythinh in here...
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really solid smoky porter with surprisingly high bitterness for the style. I’d definitely drink this again.
Saeglopur (1696) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from Ottakringer Shop, Vienna.
Black body, with a big, dense, creamy, lacing, dark beige head.
Aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, dark bread, liquorice, dark fruits.
Tastes of coffee, nuts, liquorice, dark bread, spices, dark and dried fruits.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, with coffee, liquorice, bread, spices and a subtle alcohol warmth.
Tasty! Tastes indeed a bit like pumpernickel, which works very well with the dark, roasty notes. Quaffable, with a smooth creaminess, the ABV is greatly hidden. Really characterful Porter.
nearbeer (4873) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. Opaque ebony with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Nose is espresso, dark bread and rye. Tastes of espresso, soy, semi-sweet chocolate and pumpernickel bread. Medium-heavy body is smooth with low-medium carbonation and a nice balance.
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The foam is high, creamy and great nougat colored. The aroma offers luscious malt and clear signs of freshly baked rye bread. It is a very rich porter, where especially the sweet malt notes in the beginning has taken over. Later, the hint of dark bitter chocolate and a light, somewhat indefinable, spicy flavor. The sweetness is slightly sugary, but in a way that complements the taste really well. As a whole is as liquid bread, however, without being for peanuts like. In the end, the top of that one nicely marked hop bitterness. More proficient beer enthusiasts have taught me that it does not belong entirely at home in a real porter, and that it is slightly "American". The first time I encountered aggressive hops in a porter was with Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog - and here I was sold on the spot. Dark Pumpernickel Porter is certainly not an inferior one porter Gonzo, so I can probably not avoid giving it top points. The other beers I have tasted from Beer Here has moved too wild about my perception of beer. I shall certainly investigate a little more in Beer Here.
weihenweizen (3130) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into an English pint glass. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is toasty, medium body, medium/light body, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is roasty, herbal anise, pumpernickel bready, salty, and some espresso.
Japalo (1832) - 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 (751) - 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.