blackisle (1912) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear deep red brown, small frothy tan head, slowly diminishing to a thin stable layer, light lacing; aroma dark malts, roasted, cocoa, vanilla, caramel; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, light ice coffee, mocha and vanilla notes; roasty bittersweet aftertaste, chocolate, light vanilla; light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation; very nice.
BeerNinjaUK (213) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours deep dark brown with fluffy pale stone coloured head, leaves some lacing. Aroma rich with coffee, molasses, metallic notes and maple. Slightly thin and watery mouthfeel. Somewhat fizzy.
AleRider78 (573) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Wow. Pours a slightly dark brown appearance with a pretty nice size brownish foamy head. Good lacing. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, and roasted barley malts. Coffee mocha and roasted malts for flavours with hints of vanilla and caramel, like aromas. Somewhat bitter mouthfeel, but not overpowering. Caught off guard by 4.5% abv, seems like a stronger beer, or maybe should be. Good stuff.
SensejPL (179) - Białystok, POLAND - APR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Brown color, clear. Short lasting white head. Watery taste, with medium bitterness - no significant signs of dark malts. Light body, medium carbonation. Decent, but that’s all I can say
Iznogud (2124) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of Miro. Shared with him and JFK10000. Pours black with beige head. Vanilla dominates, cocoa, bit coffee in finish, light bodied. Smooth.
koshack (1245) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat ciemnych słodów z dodatkiem nuty waniliowej.
Mocne ciemne słody. pachnie raczej wytrawnie. Lekkie nuty lagerowe.
W smaku wytrawne. Mocno waniliowe.
Bardzo przyjemne. W posmaku spora goryczka, lekko kwaskowa.
Bardzo przyjemny, wytrawny, angielski porter.
peponi (1366) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: vanilla, roasted malts, iron.
Appearance: clear deep redish color and almost no head.
Taste: close to the water, some vanilla notes, roasted dark malts, very dry.
Palate: low body and low carbonation.
Overall: Very poor beer.
Cimbasso (690) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish-brown with a tan head. The taste is of roasted malts, vanilla and milk chocolate with a hint orange. Slightly thin feel in the mouth. Pleasantly bitter. A nice porter.
rauchbier (3772) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Lidl. Deep red brown, thin but sustained off white head and low condition. Pleasantly woody nose with hints of vanilla and bitter sweet chocolate, quite metallic in the mouth with a little sweet vanilla and chocolate breaking through, with a roasted barley bitterness developing as it warms, along with a slight liquorice note, finish is quite dry and bitter with some lingering roast barley notes
Martinus (4364) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and cacao. Light bitter flavour, chocolate and bitter cacao. Finish chocolate, caramel, burned caramel and coffee.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)