fantti (615) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kaatuu lasiin mustana muhkealla, likaisen valkoisella ja pilvisellä vaahdolla. Haju on paahteinen, yrttinen, ruisleipäinen, kahvinen ja hieman lakritsinen. Maku on paahteinen, lakritsinen, hieman tuhkainen ja multainen. Jälkimaku on vahvan kahvinen. Suutuntuma on alkuun hyvin hiilihappoinen, jonka jälkeen se tasaantuu ja on lopulta hyvin tasapainossa. Kokonaisuutena tämä on ihan ok portteri, jossa haju ja maku ovat mukavia, suutuntuma taas ei niin mukava.
Philym (573) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan/ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, slightly woody, dried fig and prune with a touch of liquorice.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness. Roast, bread/toast, malt, slight toffee and liquorice.
Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body and mouthfeel, low/average carbonation. Abrupt malt finish which develops further into a bitter dryness.
Comments: Easy to drink, enjoyable and refreshing. Left a glass lace.
Gopher2208 (1) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as full a body as expected, but the soft carbon helps - rather pleasant overall.
VictorStr (891) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En bra porter. Rätt vag aroma, rostade toner. Lätt i kroppen. Lite för mycket kolsyrad.
ElDesmadre (1311) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of red fruit (strawberries, cherries), musty potpourri, bubblegum, some vanilla and roast. Unexpectedly fruity. Moderately full bodied, sweetish, fruity flavour, some licorice and roast in the finish. Quite an original effort, I liked it very much.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sulphur. Roasted malt. A light raisins. Seems strong, but despite its lowish alcohol. Good stuff.
MarkoNm (145) - SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black color and a very weak tan head that immediately settles down to a small lacing. The aroma is slightly roasted along with some fruity smell, later I could also smell some caramel. The taste is bitter with some coffee in the back - there’s really not much there, too bad. It’s drinkable, although feels slightly stale, but not exactly what I expect from BrewDog.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Pours mostly clear and nearly black (crimson when held up to light) with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Good retention. The aromatics are roasty, smoky and chocolaty with a smidgen of toasted pistachios and sweet cashews. Medium-bodied and a bit astringent with lively carbonation. The flavor nearly mirrors the bouquet – sweet, roasty, nutty and chocolaty. Good bitterness balances. Finishes raspy, bitter and dry. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Assaggiata dal bicchere di Alessio, e poi condivisa un altra con Gian di ritorno dalla serata. Una baltic porter pazzeriella, bella spessa e con vaniglia, mi è piaciuta molto (anche se la bottiglia vuota puzzava un po’ di cicca spenta)
AshtonMcCobb (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. It pours an opaque black with a plum hue. The head is creamy and it hangs around. The nose is of raspberries and chocolate. The taste has more tart red fruit - probably still raspeberries but maybe with an inkling of cherries or rhubard. This is dominant over the chocolate which definitely sits subtley in the background. There is a bit too much burnt on the end. The palate has a rich structure an excellent creamy texture though I think the finish needs to be more elegant. Overall, an impressive beer, but the finish lets it down.