beernovice39 (2785) - Montana, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Dark brown/red with no head. Very little scent, some chocolate. Taste is flat chocolate. This location needs some help!
Concealer (178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a caramel white head. Big Smokey nose with a touch of hops. Taste is a toasted malt, sweet and Smokey.
hombrepalo (1633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour at Mollyís in Louisville. Mahogany body with a creamy tan head and good lacing as it descends down the glass. The aroma is a nice blend of coffee and chocolate with a malty sweetness and dried fruit. Medium body and a tad watery. The flavor was clean and smooth with nice notes of all the aroma elements.
bytemesis (1493) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a medium tan head that dissipates with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is about the same, roasty and only lightly sweet with a decent coffee bitterness. Lightish body. Not bad but a bit flat and uncomplex.
b3shine (2465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at BBC. Looks solid; an opaque drak brown with sticky beige lacing. Smells and tastes malty and roasty with notes of hops and an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
jhp40219 (148) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a small light tan head that fades very quickly into a thin ring of bubbles around the edge with very little lacing that slides down into the drink. Aroma of roasted malts, hops, and chocolate. Roasty malt dominates the taste with a decent hop bitterness in the background. Not tasting anything else here. Somewhat bready tasting and actually rather dry. Lighter medium body with a boderline thin texture and decent carbonation. Quick finish that is a bit hoppy. Overall nothing special at all and a pretty basic, lackluster porter. Iíve had this before, although itís been awhile and I donít remember it being this boring. I will try this again, preferably on tap at BBC, and re-rate later.
AndyW68 (438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a little red. Pale average head. Faint aroma. Strong chocolate with coffee taste with a watery feel. Bitterness toward the end.
savnac (2135) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from sampler. Reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate and some coffee mostly with light caramel malt. Flavor is chocolate malt with a light roasty bitterness. Medium body with a slightly thin mouth feel. Not bad, kind of thin and light.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
29th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 2 (warm up tasting in Jan & Charlotteís room). Very dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth dry palate. Mild creamy malt. Mild roast. A little lactose. Semi dry finish. Smooth Porter.
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with a small tan head, heavy white sediment. Sour malt and metallic flavor, roasty bitter finish. Might be a bottling issue. LIght to medium body, flat carbonation.
fonefan (29525) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Hotel tasting @ Hotel Tulip - Bodegraven ] before 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012.
Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, light chocolate and coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dusty coffee, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy.