pavleek (8) - - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice chocolate and coffee aroma, beautiful colour and a bit taste of smoke and roasted coffee. Very nice dark beer for relax with book or so :)
Tim Webb (350) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle bought at Ireland’s best garage for beer, in Killarney. Taken home to enjoy. My fourth - all sourced from western Ireland. This is the best porter made currently in Ireland, which all should emulate. Otherwise the usual delightful mishmash of lanolin, peach blossom, tarmac and toothpaste that marks a great porter.
No, you’re right, that’s twaddle. Only joking. But it’s great - not joking.
zvsn (1640) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Tom. Pours brown with reddish hues and huge head. Smell of caramel, chocolate, soap, a bit green. Sweetis, flavors of coffee, herbs, smoked malt, bitter finish. Medium-bodied, over-carbonated.
rayaron (1369) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks Tom L. Opaque brown with big brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, carob and jojoba. Sweetish flavor with notes of herbs, carob, jojoba, some coffee, roasted malt and and cherry. Too carbonated, medium to full-bodied.
tomer (2905) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks, small creamy bubbly beige head, dark brown color, aroma of toasted dark bread, banana, yeast and plaster, flavor of yeast with coal and dark bread. Much too yeasty and not too good.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom L. Very dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, overripe fruits. Sweet flavor with chocolate, yeast, mild roast, fruits. Medium-bodied.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of over ripe banana, faint chocolate and smoke. Taste is smokey, burnt, yeast, chocolate. Bit weird
Padchenko (281) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a very small brown head. Medium carbonation. Very roasty hoppy flavour with some limited bitterness in the mouth and in the finish but that is offset by a sweetness that’s also present. Very nice
triskaideka (351) - Killarney, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 bottle at home - poured black with tan/beige head - not long lasting. Aroma - coffee,chocolate. Medium to full bodied - coffee and chocolate notes in taste - moderate bitterness. Pretty good - enjoyed this a lot
Revisited Mar 15
Tayeth (531) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Farbe ist klassisch-dunkel mit beiger, dicker Schaumkrone. Wunderbares trockenes Schokoladen-/Kaffeearoma, keine besonders starke Süße, schwacher Holzkohlegeruch.
Geschmack leicht rauchig mit einem Anflug von Aschenbecher, relativ trocken: Kohle, Erde, starker Kaffee. Schokoladennote kommt leider nicht mehr so zum Tragen.