Pinball (11552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark cloudy brown, smooth light brown head.
nutty, roasted malty aroma
sweet roasted malty flavor, although sweet still dry and without much toffee (which i like), some caramelly nortes (light-brown caramel). coffee, hopped mildly. good balance, fine porter.
GRM (3340) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 21 2010; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy coffee head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, lactic, vanilla; mouth: roasted malt, lactic, vanilla, chocolate milk, finale in roasted malt with lactic presence, medium body, average carbonation, slightly oily texture, a bit thin; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 21 août 2010; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse crémeuse café, légère dentelle; nez : malt rôti, lactique, vanille; bouche : malt rôti, lactique, vanille, lait au chocolat, finale en malt rôti avec présence lactique, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement huileuse, un peu mince; en résumé : bien
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma:light chocolate and light oxydation...
appearance:Dark brown,good tan head..
Flavor:light chocolate,light oxydation,small fruity flavor...
nimbleprop (6106) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at Churckey. Opaque black with a creamy, spitty, off white head. Nose is nutty, coffee beans, dark grains, dried malts. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, breads, light chocolate. Finish is dry and medium bodied.
czar (5849) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fine porter. Nuts, roasted coffee. Slightly thin, but perfect body for a porter.
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey, courtesy of Nahem - thank you sir! Chestnut brown, thin tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of Hershey bar, vanilla, cinnamon. Taste is bitter cocoa, milk chocolate, nutmeg. Hi carbonation, medium body. Very nice.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a clear ruby looking deep brown with a healthy, brown head that has minimal retention and spotty lace. Nose is weak overall- not much coffee. Actually there is some sulphur and aspargus urine/rotting cabbage in the aroma. Probably a DMS flaw. Some Mexican mole sauce and salsa comes through too. Very odd indeed and not 100% off-putting but certainly something weird is going on. Taste is black pepper, coffee, vanilla. Palate is creamy, fairly slick, a little too much diacetyl creates a buttery slickness on what is otherwise a very thin, light, watery beer.
argo0 (12374) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/espresso, roast, cream, some milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, faint molasses. Smooth medium body, light effervescence.
thewolf (11558) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours a fine, light muddy, dark brown with a big, staying, frothy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wonderful soft coffee touch, light chocolate. Medium carbonation, great dry mouthfeel. Kinda light, but in the good way. Flavour has lots of good cold coffee notes, light roasted malts. Long, lingering, bitter coffee finish. Damn, this is real tasty.
Boutip (5233) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep black color porter with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry coffee notes with some roasted malt and a side dish of lactose. Taste is similar to a ’’café au lait’’ with some light coffee overshadowed by lactose and sugar. Body is a bit thin thought somewhat creamy with good carbonation. Not bad and very different from its American and English counterpart.