PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Vini Birre Ribelli Brussels.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer.
NOSE: some coffee, quite bitter, some chocolate.
TASTE: coffee again, bit bitter, chocolate.
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ “Vini Birre Ribelli 2015”. Black, creamy & bubbly mocha head. Very powdery mocha notes, light ashes, coffee grounds, powdery mocha,… Taste is very powdery, dry mocha, instant coffee, chicory, caramel,… Very dry,… Very powdery body, too much so for me,… Indeed tasted traditional, nice but not entirely to personal preferences.
wchesser (1673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from sandervdbroek. Dated 24/11/2014 BB 24/11/2015, enjoyed 10/23/15. Thanks! Looks like coffee, but with a thick slow fading head. Nose is mostly yeast and some yeast esters. Tastes of coffee, some bitter hops. Nice balance and nails the style.
johndoughty (4630) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a small head.Lovely creamy flavour with a trace of coffee and chocolate. The flavours are subtle but still very impressive. Pleasant, refreshing and easy to drink. Even by this brewers standards which are pretty high this one is a winner. My best so far this year.
OllieBBommel (1370) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl bottle@home.
Appearance: dark brown with ruby, creamy beige head.
Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate.
Taste: coffee, dark fruit, medium bitter.
Palate: dry, lasting full bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: worth every euro for this superb porter.
caesar (6180) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from de Molen, dated 24/11/2014 BB 24/11/2015, 7% abv, large sample. Dark brown color, medium creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, bit coffee, slight blackcurrant, hint of lactose, earthy hop. Soft malty bitterness, full bodied. Stunning good balance, fantastic craftsmanship. Best traditional porter ive had. Awesome.
msbernac (1432) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-chocolate, caramel, coffee,
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
thorongil2 (2079) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) (with msbernac) clear very dark brown with a small brown head; aroma of roast, dark chocolate, stewed fruit; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; somewhat creamy palate
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, many thanks, almost no head, quite opaque dark brown color, aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate cake, flavor of coffee with sweetish malt, green peppers and metallic notes with a quite strong herbal bitterness, light pleasant sweetness. Good and highly enjoyable.
PotjeBier (2278) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ In De Wildeman, sample size glass. Almost black color. Beige head, short retention. Aroma’s: roast, ground coffee, mocha. Retronasal also some fruity sourness (as often with coffee infused beers). Flavor is roasted, moderate bitter, light sweet, bitter chocolate. Light bodied (not thin). Finishes roasted, moderate bitter.