MarkoNm (2347) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown, topped with a rather small and non-lasting tan head. Mild chocolate aroma with some unpleasant smelly grains wit hstale feel. Taste is mildly sweet, little bit of chocolate. Light body. Straightforward dark lager taste.
klukas (104) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into a mug.
Appearance: Dark reddish black colour, with short-lived foam.
Aroma: Metallic flavour; later, there’s a hint of coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Thin, watery, low carbonation.
Taste: Sweet, caramel. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall impression: I expected more; it is somehow rare with too little flavour. Also, tried it from flute glass but then it has bad smell.
Sebilinz (1796) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown nearly black body with white head. Aroma is nice roasted malts with some hints of almonds. Taste is a little bit thin with some malts and some herbs. Aftertaste is nice roasted malts with some sour and bitterness.
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well more a Schwarzbier than a porter. But good drinkable. Chocolate aroma hints in the malt body and slight hop aroma in the end.
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml. (German style pint). I wasn’t expecting a traditional Porter and didn’t get one despite the name . The nose is text book dark lager vibes..notes of rich caramel, treacely malts , soy sauce , coffee roast . A fatty cumbersome accent . It looks like a glass of cola ... It drunks down quiet burnt , rich and sticky on the palate, . Notes of chewy caramel are gooey and tangy , burnt smoky woody finish . This is typical to style and I like dark lagers like this.
hauxe (415) - Butzbach, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown into the bottle with a creamy crown that rapidly dissolves. Weak aroma of caramel malts and sawdust. Taste is strongly caramel with a lightly sweet aftertaste that could be, with some generosity, described as brown sugar. Fails to develop further and becomes rather monotone. Not altogether unpleasant, and better than some dark lagers. Not what some might expect for a beer labeled ’porter’.
triskaideka (351) - Killarney, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of Advent Calendar - pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma - little coffee, roasted notes. Taste - coffee, some caramel/malt. Only ok.
BaroneBirra (431) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
advent calendar #22, 0.33 bottle.
dark mahogany with black reflections, tan creamy head.
black olives aroma. taste is sweet with coffee and roasty malt aroma. a metallic sensation give more schwarzbier than porter idea... not sure about the stile, but nice beer over all
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bier-Advent Kalender, Switzerland
Dark chestnut color, clean, with medium sized compact head. Some caramel aroma and flavor, rather dry but soft mouthfeel, a bit sweeter in the final, with ordinary bitterness, and light sourness. Clean like a Lager, no top fermentation esters.
Pleasant, more Dunkel than Porter though.
massingasetta (652) - München, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Call it Schwarzbier, call it Porter - this beer has two components that hit the mark of a dark beer for me. It is caramelly and roasty, and it also has a good aftertaste that is long lasting. A great beer that is very recommendable.