Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bir & Fud, Trasteverev Roma - 04/10/12.
Dark black with a decent frothy tan head.
Roast malts on the nose, some hops, sweet chocolate and light coffee tones.
Big roast malt flavour, sweet chocolate and dark sugars.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish.
melush (1600) - SPAIN - NOV 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap / Tirador.
@ Maquila Bar, Sevilla, España.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, licorice / Malta tostada, chocolate, dulce, regaliz.
drmet (515) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,frothy,khaki head
-light to medium body
-low to medium carbonation
On the sweet side for a Porter.
Tobacco is almost not noticeable
Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Alla spina. Nera con un schiuma marroncina. Poco aromatica, caffettosa e tostata al naso; al palato è asciutta e un po’ più cioccolatosa, tabacco non pervenuto. Corpo medio-lieve, troppo "sottile", finale equilibrato. Necessità più intensità.
rgf001 (266) - München, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointing aroma with just a bit of toast. A sour note in the flavor predominates with toast roast and chocolate in the background. Not only sour but too roasty for a porter.
Pyrmir (4734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at SBWF15. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, metallic notes and coffee. Taste is complex, smoke, leather, roasted notes, bitter chocolate, slight tart
drjoeng (326) - - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.2%ABV. Smoked Porter.
Tapped out an obsidian black. 40ºSRM.
Nose is a rich smokey, slightly sour tang of properly dry aged tobacco leaves. This could also be a well malted, wet yeasty nose. There are some light peat smoky notes. Some nice umami aroma notes. You get some charcoal sweet aroma like the burnt ends on char siew or bakkwa. There are honeyed dates.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Carbonation is light, maybe a tad under carbonated. Palate has date sweetness, a light ume sourness, dry finish.
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Eataly in Rome. Pours a dark brown colour, with a thick, persistent and well-lacing beige head. The nose consists of roast, chocolate, black bread, dark fruits and red berries, ashtray, nuts, green apples - it’s sourish and sweet, with a tingle of leafy, herbal notes. Pretty hard to describe. Tastes sweet, with that same appley fruitiness and plums, mixing with roast and sour notes, and a dry, ashy, bitterish finish. A bit of a leafy fresh effect stays at the roof of the mouth. Light on the palate, with modest carbonation, and silky mouthfeel. Pretty nice overall. I don’t think I’ve had a tobacco-infused beer before. Will look out for more examples.
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, licorice, chocolate, coffee, caramel, something spicy like mint. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation
hrabren (386) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle from Za popen’t, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Pitch black with small tan head, looks like coffee. Typical roasty aroma, some chocolate there, metal. Roasty, dry, some acidity in the finish, no real trace of tobacco. Coffee maybe. Not bad, but I’m not impressed.
ciocanelu (353) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks, smells and tastes like a regular porter. Taking into account that I knew it had tobacco added, and if you really dig for it, you can find some faint notes. But overall it’s a really nice and easy drinking porter.