jas321990 (7) - - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very little on the nose. No roasted notes, very little nuttiness. Slight astringency.
Jet black pour, mocha head that stays for a minute before forming into a ring.
Solid sweetness mixes with a nuanced nuttiness. Almost no roasted porter flavor.
Nothing noticeable from the palate, but nothing that detracts.
Overall, not a bad beer. Worth drinking again for $3.99/bomber, but nothing I’d seek out.
Vintage dated so I’ll try it again in a year or so.
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber, snifter. Aroma: brown sugar. Brown sugar and pecan accents that don’t mess an average porter. Dry finish.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle served in a DFH IPA glass
A - Jet black body with dark brown edges on the bottom of the glass. 2 fingers of firm mocha tan head. Sheets of thick spiderweb lacing left inside the glass.
S - Honey grain, menthol, notes of tart coffee, mint chocolate, charred barley, smells like dry and muted whoppers, hints of prunes when warmed up.
T - Sweet roasted malts, chocolate and cardboard, the oxidization is mild, notes of cold pressed coffee, more sweet than savory, more robust black malts, finishes with mild coffee, chocolate, and a bit of char.
M - Lighter side of full body, medium carbonation, slightly scrubby, great for the style.
A good drinking porter but not what I was expecting from the label. I detected zero nuts and zero maple. But other than that this is a solid little porter. Full bodied with coffee and chocolate malts providing plenty of flavor. Excellent looking beer as well. Drink this beer as a porter and not whats on the label and you’ll love it.
Serving type: bottle
bergstaden (1677) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - Roaste malt and nuts in the aroma - Good sweet malt body with hints of roasted malt and nuts - Good sweet finish with hints of roast in the back - This was quite good
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/I/14 - 1Pt. 6.Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-12) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, aery irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: lots of chocolate, mocha, dried fruits, sweet, floral, and yes, the smell of caramelised pecans, but maybe that’s only because I know? MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: dark chocolate, mocha, hoppy bitterness, dried fruits like dates and figs, some alcohol, raisins. Aftertaste: pretty hoppy, mocha and coffee, caramel, bit sweet, bitter.
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, rich dark chocolate, nuts. Flavor is rather sweet with malts, coffee, dark chocolate, nuts, little brown sugar, light licorice. Medium body, average carbonation, light dry finish with some alcohol. 120114
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: super dark brown with a big tan head... Aroma is nutty and sweet. Taste is sweet... Definitely pie like... Roasty. Good!
jesperhammer (3493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
31-DEC-2013, bottle @Morten.
Hazy Brown with low tan head.
Full thottle aroma of roast, brown sugar, nuts and Vanilla. Almost Bourbon-like. Taste the same. Medium body and soft carbonation.
TBone (14161) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 650ml (WPBF)
Opaque black color, tiny off-white head. Toasted, rye bread malty aroma. Medium-bodied. Bready, slightly toasted flavor. Hints of caramel, not much pecan found. Simple toasty porter without much substance.
olio (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee notes and resinous hops. Flavor of roasted malts, some tar, caramel, mild cocoa, dry nutty notes and wood. Slightly too thin but almost perfect balance on the body. Very nice anyway.