radagast83 (5259) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey thanks to solidfunk. Poured a dark brown, almost black, with a small wispy head. Aroma was roasted roasted roasted malts, some tobacco notes. Like 90% dark chocolate notes, some light smoke. Very roasted and bitter, but not heavy at all.
solidfunk (4681) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice stuff. Lots of smoke, big roast and dark chocolate. Thick consistency. Pours black with some mocha head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
alkolord (145) - - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr dunkelbraun, kaum schaum, malzig rauchig in der Nase, schönes cremiges mundgefühl, relativ wenig malzig rauchig im Geschmack, leichte Röstaromen, wenig Bitter
elbernays (703) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours oily black with wispy lasting tan head. Aroma is tobacco, toast, roasted malts, liquorice coffee, lactose, dark chocolate. Flavour is coffee, toast, burnt malts with dry burnt toast finish. Low carbonation, full body with creamy mouthfeel. Really great porter
TBone (13216) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml (AbM, ABV 7.0%)
Deep brown color, nice creamy brownish head. Aroma has toasted malty, chocolate, first impression was ashy. Medium-bodied, smooth palate. Roasted malty flavor, hints of alcohol, oily, dark chocolate but perhaps too much ashy "tobacco" for my liking. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Quality brew anyway if you like burnt maltyness.
Borresteijn (5061) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of hard-roasted malts, burnt black liquorice, almost ashy, some toffee, bitter chocolate, coffee, it’s all about the roast here. Flavour is lots of roast, burnt malts, burnt liquorice, light fruity, toffee, coffee, chocolate, hoppy and malty bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very good.
Douberd (2810) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Brew By Numbers 03/03 Porter - Traditional) On tap at In De Wildeman, 250 ml glass.
Black coloured body, one finger of beige head with good density, average retention, leaving light lacing behind.
The aroma has roasted malts and coffee, good, nothing out of the ordinary.
Nice taste though, coffee and a roasted character, dark chocolate, some fruity and hoppy notes too.
Medium body with good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate and a bit sticky too.
Countbeer (4903) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draight@Oersoep: Served in a shaker:
Deep dark almost black beer with a small creamy brown mocha head.
Aromas of roast, coffee, raisin, coal, great aroma.
Flavours of roast, bitters, nuts, coal, coffee, coffee roast, dark chocolate, herbal roast...
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, coffee, dark chocolate and some coffee roast.
Low carbo, light watery, light creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
SarkyNorthener (2540) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast malts and chocolate. Taste is roast coffee beans, a hint of chocolate and dark fruits with a hint of licorice. Very nice.
ciaranc (1039) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drinkstore. Also had on draught recently at Against The Grain. Deep brown, thin tan head. Musty roasted malt nose. Nice cocoa note, some milk chocolate too. Flavours follow the nose, nice dose of brown malt too. Robust body and mouthfeel, smooth as you like. Lovely.