FatPhil (12725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Rather nice porter roast aroma, some graininess. Lovely roasty taste, some mellow coffee aspect, pleasant huskiness. Super drinkable palate - full, but not heavy. Lovely dry bitter hops in the finish. The US is still absolutely nailing the porters. But this isn’t sweet, it’s really well attenuated, just how I like it.
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee anbd a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small creamy chocolate-brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Creamy, soft mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, and lactic.
Benzai (12192) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Very dark brown to black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter, roasty bitterness, dark chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
mcberko (11940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened chocolate, a lactate-y quality and slight roastiness. Flavour follows suit, with the roastiness and sweetened chocolate upfront - milky body that leaves the slightly sweetened chocolate lingering. Quite good though nothing overly special.
bierkoning (11870) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Deep dark brown color. Malt, cacao, cream and chichory in the aroma. Sweet and creamy milk chocolate and grapes in the flavor. Hint of licorice. Fairly thin, but also tasty and aromatic. Liked it very much.
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa, milky. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, milky, secondary hops bitterness.
thewolf (11841) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam.
Pours very deep brown with slight red edges. The head is a thing of beauty. Four fingers thick, extremely creamy, wonderful beige-cappucino colour. Truly a stunning beer to behold. Sweet aroma, lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some milk, some coffee and Nutella. Lowish carbonation, rather elegant mouthfeel. Though it is not fat, it maintain a good degree of fill. Flaovur is very well-balanced. Lots of chocolate, cold coffee, roasted malts and a milky edge. Tastes like a good bar of dark chocolate with slight chips of coffee nibs. NICE!
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. bottle from tjthresh, Batch 7250. Pours opaque with a tiny foamy tan head that mostly diminishes leaving enough for some fizzy lacing. Aroma is deep, rich dark chocolate and coffee malt, yeast (leather) with some faint hops. Malty, moderate acidic, dark sour chocolate, coffee, caramel sweetness, some creaminess, finish is toasty cocoa. Dark bodied, fizzy-tingly, creamy and smooth palate.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, sour milk and dirt is not too appetizing. Pours black with tan head, small and with a little lacing. Cream is right! Mouthfeel is almost like milk. Still a little sour tasting, but a good effort. THis is 4 of 4 of my Bell’s stout-fest. I’d rank them 1) Expedition 2) Java 3) Double Cream 4) Cherry