varanid99 (730) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, almost black pour with a thick beige head. Coffee, chocolate, roast notes, taste is smooth, milky coffee with a little chocolate, nice long bitter coffee finish
FatPhil (11522) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravicask (PBF2015, Wednesday) (7+:5:7:4+:15=3.8++)
Beautiful black, small tight head. Wonderfully chocolatey aroma. Beautifully soft palate. Lovely real malts in that roast, no fake adjuncts creating a proper bitter chocolatey feel. Palate also very rich. This is a fantastic porter - we’re fighting over the glass. Ever so slightly drying element to the finish, but only enough to make you want another mouthful. Phil gets it more as coffee grounds, but according to Anna, Phil is wrong. Anna thinks it stays on chocolate the whole time, never veering to wards coffee. Anna should get her own account.
gairym (46) - Les Houches, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely bloody lovely! Possibly my favourite Porter of all time. Hits every note spot on and ends as good as it starts. Gorgeous!
MayumiH (454) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Chocolate nose. Mildly roasty. Light to medium body. Dry cocoa finish.
rarbring (1902) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Dry, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Dark fruits.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at Bishops Arms. Reviewed 2015-06-11.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Roasted chocolate licorice tar ashy aroma. Chocolate roasted tar ashy cocoa licorice fruity flavour with some floral notes.
RuneStumo (2447) - Haugesund, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
20.04.2015. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Black colour with absolutely no carbonation. Thats not rigth? Its flat with sour notes. Body is pretty rich with coffee, licqorice and dark malts. Sour with a bitter finish. Spoiled bottle I think.
Benzai (11048) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Almost opaque dark brown color, medium sized off-white head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is quite faint, I only get malts, a hint of caramel, a little earthy. Taste malts, again some caramel, a touch of hazelnut, earthy, lightly ashy, quite some roast and moderately bitter with a slight touch of red fruit in the background. Decent body, suitable quite soft carbonation. Good porter.
allmyvinyl (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours opaque dark brown, 2 inch foamy beige head from hal-pouring the bottle. A tad over-carbonated. Aromas are acidic, burnt malt, ash. Taste is tar, light liquorice, charcoal. Coffee coming through, and dark chocolate. Prickly carbonation though.
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. No particular layer. Quite heavy body. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, leather, berries, cherries, licorice. Taste is sweet leather shoeberries.