HourGlass13 (53) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark pour with a coffee aroma and taste right off the bat. There is also chocolate present. Very robust with a touch of smoke and considerably malty. It goes with lots of foods you may not consider a porter suited for. All around good performer.
czar (4370) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear if not dirty dark brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. dark roasted malts, coffee grinds, ashy and dusty - could be cleaner, hint of maple and minerals, some red fruitiness. moderately low carbonation, light body, dry coffee-resinous-ashy finish. let-down. still.. o-k.
N3lson1 (187) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Amazing aromas of malts and chocolate. Good flavor but tastes too much like a generic porter.Not much complexity.
jstonerock24 (133) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown black. Aroma is of coffee and flavor is sweet with a chocolate roasty finish
PotjeBier (1690) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning (slightly overpriced) @ home. Bottled 12/26/13. Almost black color. Light beige uneven head. Aroma’s: roasted malts, a bit ground coffee, light (red) fruit), also light sweetness retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, light bitter. Light bodied, a bit thin. Average carbo. Rather short finish, roasted, light ashy, moderate bitter.
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with very low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, sugar, very slight smoke, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, acidity, earth, ashes. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good porter. A tad ashy. Traditionnal style.
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque dark brown with thick tan head. Nose roast and bitter chocolate, some plum, hint of soapy. Taste light roast, chocolate, and sweet malt early. Mid to late pale moderate bitter. Roasty finish. Lighter mouth feel.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-31-13-
Served on firkin in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a tiny tan colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a moderate level of lacing on the glass.
Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a blend of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Mixed with these darker aromas is a light sweetness of caramel.
Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt and chocolate flavors. The chocolate is of a more milk chocolate like flavor in the beginning as there is some sweetness of caramel and vanilla upfront mixed. These sweeter flavors dry a bit as some coffee comes to the tongue to create a more dark chocolate flavor on the tongue. In the end some light earthy hop flavors come to the tongue and with the coffee flavors bitter the taste. In the end a dry and light bittered taste for a porter is left to linger on the tongue
Mouthfeel – Being a firkin pour the carbonation was rather light. The body of the beer was on the average to maybe slightly above average side in terms of its creaminess. The slightly thicker body and lower carbonation were quite nice for the roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew making for a rather nice drinking porter.
Overall - A good easy drinking brew.
olio (6173) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 26.12.2013.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Chocolaty and malty aroma, some cocoa and mild caramel also. Dry malty flavor, cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate notes and some faint dark fruity notes. Nice dry malty Porter but nothing special.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. Flavour of roastiness, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla sugar and coffee. Medium bodied. Quite dry and sweet finish. Good.
laiti (5667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 26.12.2013
Aroma has roasty malty tones, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour has roasty tones, toffee, some licorice and hints of cold coffee. Also hints of syrup and toasted sugar. Sweet and thin, a bit disappointing.