oliodnb (494) - ITALY - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Pours black with a fine, creamy beige head. Very light smell of roasted malts and caramel. Taste is roasted malts with a cola-like sweetness. Very easy to drink without being watery, light carbonation. Sweet aftertaste. Can’t feel the tobacco at all, absolutely not what I was expecting.
jinroh (655) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, nice head that finally falls. Aroma is smokey and has a lot of roast. Also some caramel and something sweet. Taste has some carmel at first, smoke disappears and roast flavours remain. Not too frightening and a nice one as a simple dark brew. Goes well together with pizza.
daje (2633) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a beige head. Aroma of burned malt, smoke, licorice and vinegar. Taste of Fresh roasted coffee, tobacco, chocolate, brown sugar. Dry palate with a smoked tobacco-like aftertaste. Strange but good.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Exmouth Arms, London on 12 April 2014. Poured black, with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses, coffee and grain. Burnt malt flavours, with some toffee and liquorice. Finish was coffee, burnt sugars and angelica.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a deep dark coffee brown colored one with a medium sized light brown bubbly top. On the nose there is lots of old chocolate and some cocoa. Small traces of both chestnuts, cold coffee, cardboard, vinduspuss and lots of cigar smoke. Lots of strange things here! Not loving it but it’s not that bad either. Is this a smoked one? It tastes quite alright. Soft to flat on the carbonation and it has a gliding almost slick mouthfeel. I like the way this tastes. Milky old harden sun damaged chocolate with cold coffee, more earthy cigar smoky tones and a little bit of cardboard. Strange in many many ways, but also tasty. 23.10.2013
mateuszk (358) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. In taste same as aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Good beer but expected more from this one.
ShaneJ (692) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plonk. Dark brown-black, light brown head, dark chocolate, some smoky/ashy flavour, bitter coffee, medium body, slightly sweet but dry finish. Nice.
mkam (322) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a brownish head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. In taste similar. Medium bodied and carbonated. Nice beer but expected something more.
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Very dark brown with tan head. Vinous, cocoa liquor, roast and a little coffee in the nose, bitter, a little tobacco-ish taste. a little roast too. Smooth, full-bodied, a little syrupy finish with a little wood.
Ragnampiza (680) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Birsciop, served in a nonic pint glass. Dark brown, looks black in the glass, with a small, non persistent, light beige head. Fruity and toasted aroma, black berries, wild types of fruits, almost marmelade like, roasted malts and coffee notes. Taste follow suite, with a nice coffee bitterness, slightly less prominent compared to the milky, smooth and velvety sweetness. Tiny bit of astringency. Soft carbonation, light to medium body, oily texture. As much as I tried, I couldn’t really smell nor taste any tobacco notes, but it’s still a very nice porter without a doubt.