BeerViking (2630) - Brentford, Greater London, - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at EBBC12. Coffee and treacle nose, body is smooth with liquorice, treacle and coffee notes and hints of smoke and tobacco (not tobacco smoke!).
tricksta_p (1263) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, tobacco, some peat. Flavour is light sweet with a dry and moderate bitter finish. Body is on the light side. Enjoyable.
CacheManyHose (227) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Craftissimo. Opaque watery brown-black with no head or lacing. Smells of raisin, nutty dark malt, some smoke. Tastes nicely bitter, ash, citrus, dark but with a crisp acidity. Body is thin but quite smooth. Aroma is too sour/raisiny for me but otherwise a surprisingly bitter enjoyable porter.
HKdIPA (284) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Dark brown/light black pour with tan head. Aroma is roasted, sweet, slightly sour and hoppy. Taste is sort of sour/tart on top of a brown ale/light porter. Also very bitter hoppy towards the end. Tart and a bit smoky finish. Big flavor despite the somewhat light body. Not as smoky as I expected, which is fine. Interesting beer - tasty too. Would get again.
Baramba (143) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Black colour with minimal off white head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, roasted malt, smoked meat. Bitter and dry finish
EdKing (1967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle in Mother Kellys. Opaque very dark brown beer with a beige creamy foam head. Nose is vegetal, cut green peppers, milk chocolate, tobacco leaf, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. It’s also got a hoppy acidic, citrous, plant stems, dry hops on the tongue.
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear dark brown ale flavour is roasted coffee ans darling chocolate smooth drinking with a hint hintof sweetnedd
mr_h (3002) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Alesela, Glasgow - opaque dark brown near black, no head, chocolate, coffee aroma, no lacing, treacle toffee, malty flavour, high carbonation, malty aftertaste
__Rb81 (245) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 9/28/2014 Bottle at home (batch LS14111, best before 11 2013). Pours very dark brown to black with a fizzle, but no head. Aroma is smokey, roasted malts, chocolate, hint of cigar, peaty. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, smokey, cigar, peaty, hint of bitter with lots of chocolate and cigar in the aftertaste. Very nice.
10/26/2014. Bottle at home (33 cl, batch LS5014, best before 03 2016). Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, less of the cigar and smokey/peatiness, however. Bit thinner, but still lots of chocolate and tobacco, roasted malts. Nice, but definitely better when aged. 8/4/7/4/15.
tania_nexust (223) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mother Kelly’s. Unusual to have tobacco leaf in a porter. Roasted & cigar leaf aroma, slight spiciness on the palate, but finishes a little thinner than expected. Some more roast in the flavour would have been good.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tobacco beer with quickly dissolving, loose, off-white head and near black colour with yellowish brown hue. Smoky aroma, toasted, peaty single malt, raisins, pipe tobacco, sage, chocolate, leather; bitter chocolate and faintly sweetish caramel malts in the mouth, dry and spicy, explicitly smoky like a peaty whisky, hint of hot spiciness in the finish. Weird but very tasteful.