TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ, brought back by a friend). The yeast really comes through, really fruity and estery. A very different porter.
daje (2329) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black body with a light brown head. Dark malty aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, lemon, plum. Taste is heavy dark malts, strong coffee, dark fruits. Medium sweetness, with a hoppy and roasty bitter finish. Dry and clean roasty aftertaste. Quite nice.
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35,5cl from Alko @ home. Best by 06/2014. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Vanilla, roasted malts, coca in the aroma. Quite high CO2 on the palate. Roasted malts, cocoa, some ash in the flavor.
gnoff (7818) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 355 ml, at NK Bar, Stockholm, on August 6, 2014.
Dark brown to black color, medium sized tan to light brown head. Sweet, roasted, raisin, cocoa, aged scent. Some wet tobacco. Sweet, cocoa, chocolate, a bit dry ash and charcoal, bitter taste. Slight metallic aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Andy_ (670) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola colored beer with dense beige head. Aroma has loafy maltiness and chocolaty and cocoaish sweetness. Flavor is roasted malty and coffeeish. Palate is thin and has stinging bitterness. Finish has slowly building dry bitterness, coffee and mocha. A bit too thin.
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a big, fluffy head. Aroma is big on roasted malts, a little chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet in the beginning with that chocolate note and finishes roasty and dry. Little bit thin but still coats the mouth nicely. Overall a very good porter.
DrSilverworm (6324) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle purchased last week at Lukas Liquor in Missouri.... Bottle is best by 3/11/14. Thanks, Lukas Liquor. Hopefully itís still tasting good, seeing as how porters are not hop-forward... Dark brown / red color. Good finger of light brown head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp light soft carbonation. Pretty dry finish. Toasty aroma. Light chocolate, but minimal malt character on it. Bigger bitter taste than expected, minimal sweet. OK porter... But canít help but think that itís a little off, and not in the way that I expected. Sort of an astringent big bitterness, and not much int he way of malt flavor. Light metallic, too. This deserves a re-rate. I guess Iíll just go ahead and throw out the other 3 bottles of Boulevard I picked up from Lukas (assholes...).
Stuu666 (2164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the hotel. Pours black, aroma of roasted chocolate, taste is sweet, sugary, dry bitter roast.
kalervo (684) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nummenrannassa. I liked this one a lot. Really thick mouthfeel, complex but well balanced taste.
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is deeply roasted porter with a bitter unsweetened cocoa finish. This is a near perfect specimen of the breed.
Beachmaster (116) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep black, with a moderate tan head which slowly fades, leaving a disk. Good lacing. Nose is dark malt, and taste is dark malt and dark roast coffee. Fairly thin mouth feel with a moderate finish nicely balanced by hop bitterness. Very good classic porter.