yy0pp (1078) - - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma - Roasted malts, cocoa powder. Taste - Medium sweetness, dried fruit, almonds, coffee, caramel.
OllieBBommel (1368) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear ruby dark brown with light beige head.
Aroma: hops, light roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee.
Taste: chocolate, coffee bitter-sweet.
Palate: smooth, medium body, low carbonation.
Overall: very nice.
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks to who. Deep amber with beige head. Sweetish aroma with notes of prune, chocolate, raisin and some coffee. Bittersweet flavor with notes of prune and coffee, some roastiness, sourish, a bit alcoholic, dry. Medium to full-bodied.
DSG (9561) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Dark brown to black. Aroma of chocolate, some roast. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, some roast, faint bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied.
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. It pours a thick dark brown color with a nice tan head. The aroma is full with chocolate. Tons of chocolate with some tannic roasted malt and hints of smoke along with background notes of caramel and bread. Very robust. The flavor is similar with heavy roasted malt, a bit of tartness and astringency before a pleasant chocolaty, smoky finish. Rich bready, caramel malt backbone. Hop bitterness is low and the body is medium full bordering on thick, especially for the ABV. The heavy roast and mildly tart astringency are a bit off for me, but otherwise this is a very rich and flavorful porter.
pivnizub (9727) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Deep ruby-amber coloured, presumably hazy, mid-sized and slowly collapsing loose off-white head, roasted malt, nuts and chocolate in the sweet-bitter nose, traces of leather too; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, soft; lingering and slightly drief njtty, toasty and chocolatey finish. A pleasant Porter…
Barrracuda (25) - AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazelnut brown stable foam, intense aroma of dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Complex, good balance of sweetness and roasted bitterness.
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml can (thanks Mart). Very dark brown color. Small size, bubbly brown head, stays. Roast, dusty, cold chocolate in aroma. Roast, woody, chocolate in taste. Heavy roast in aftertaste. Superb balance. High drinkability. More?!
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (from firma bier). Pours dark brown with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is dark chocolate, malt, roast, roast, oatmeal. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark chocolate, malt, roast, oatmeal. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: very nice.
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is malt, roasty notes, something oily, heavy, almost like bacon, chocolate, smoke. Flavor is roasty, milk chocolate, burned sugar, ash. Chocolate finish, roast, bready notes, mild hops. Lingering roast and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty nice.