Cantabrian (915) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Right! I had this in Melbourne, perhaps the last bottle of Perle ai Porci surviving in Australia. First of all, just do not expect to get any hint of the sea briny, no oysters or wedge shells (telline) on sight...I mean, on taste. But it is an awfully nice stout. Lovely aroma of olives, not leathery pungent as in North American stouts, but fruity and crisp. Some raspberry there mingled with those olives too. So, the beer is dark brown, with a beige head that dissipates in the blink of an eye. Rather well-carbonated, from the looks of it. Flavours of roasted malts, not too roasted, but full of dark chocolates and some berries. There’s a good dose of vegemite for the saltiness, and the palate is tremendously oily. Great stout, I could have a lot more than those 650 ml. One of the raters below says it tastes like cum. Well, I’m afraid I cannot comment on that...but if cum indeed tastes like this beer, I’ll be prepared to review my sexual persuasion! :D
dfinney23 (2111) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours inky black with a thin tan head. Nice touch of brine complimenting chocolate, dark fruit and licorice.
Valgreen (738) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ døe smagning. Dark brown, small tan head, nice lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, malty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits. Taste, roasted malts, dry liquorice, bitter dark chocolate, salty, . Tannis in the after. Agreed with a friend that it tasted like cum is described.
TommyFi (109) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Di uno scuro intenso con una schiuma cremosa e fine color nocciola. Al naso odora di polvere di cacao, caffè, liquirizia, legno bruciato e caramello. Corpo medio e carbonatazione perfetta. Nota salata che si avverte sui lati della lingua.
Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Roasted malts, chocolate, and hints of dark fruit constitue the nose. A squid ink black pour with a tan ring and no lacing. The palate is roasted malts, milk chocolate, cola, and a slight suggestion of oysters. The aftertaste has a welcomed touch of bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Overall, an enjoyable stout that I would drink again.
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured an opaque black/brown color with a thin khaki top and minimal lacing. Taste of roasted malts, cocoa, slight caramel, with a salty finish that I wasn’t too fond of. Low-medium carbonation, medium body.
fraz (36) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Packaging and Serving - The beer has been poured from a 33 cl bottle into a shaker glass @ home
Appearance - The beer has as frothy, brown head. The liquid is impenetrable. The foam is very long persistent. Summing up, the appearance is very attractive.
Aroma - The smell of the beer is light and medium persistent. I can feel flavors from malts and hops. From the malts I recognize odours of roasted malts, coffee and licorice whilst from the hops I recognise odours of resins. Moreover I feel some smell of sea water. Altogether the aroma of this beer is quite light but very pleasant.
Taste - The first sip of the beer is quite intense and medium persistent. Firstly I can feel a little bitterness, than the flavour becomes little salty and tart and the final is bitter and resinous. The aftertaste is all from the roasted malts, so I feel some licorice, coffee and little dark chocolate. Overall, the sensation is delicate and refreshing.
Mouthfeel - The carbonation is soft and the body is medium to full. I feel a little astringency due to roasted malts. The alcohol is low then the warming sensation is little.
Overall impressions - Balance: it’s basically a bitter beer, balanced for the style. Aroma-flavor harmony: aroma and flavor are coherent. It’s refreshing and easy to drink
Food - Oysters.
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of brine, minerals, cocoa, chocolate and dry toast. Soft carbonation. Body on the lighter side of medium.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Birch. Black bodied with spotty bubbles on the surface. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate notes, light smokiness and burnt caramel. Faint briny notes as well. Taste is strong roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, light briny notes, soft earthiness. touch of coffee and faint bitter hops. Body is medium with a dense carbonation and is slightly chewy. Finishes with more roasted malt, chocolate, soft coffee, briny flavors and light earthiness.
BrockStrongo (1) - - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, hasn't blown me away - perhaps not in the right mood for an oyster stout though