Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 American robust porter generously shared by Jan of Weerspannige Brouwers. Thin but more or less stable, pale greyish beige head over a very dark, hazy mahogany beer, as good as black in appearance. Aroma of coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, pine resin, green peppercorns, black tea, cured meat, toasted brown bread, caramel, dried leaves, nutmeg, wormwood, soy sauce, dried porcini, black olive, haemoglobin. Umami onset, meaty and dried seaweed-like with a restrained candied date sweetness underneath as well as a salty soy sauce touch, soft carbo, oily, very smooth, full but slightly metallic mouthfeel, toasted and nutty malt ’bittersweetness’ ending in more roasted bitterness, a bit ashy even, spicy hops supporting this end bitterness and a dash of warming alcohol. Not sure if this qualifies as a typical porter, though, but regardless, this is a great example of American craft brewing.
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black opaque body. Viscous with an oily, beige collar. Roast and chocolate scents leap out. Piney hop character emerges as the beer is allowed to warm a bit. Nice flavor. Medium bodied. Bitterness is gentle on the palate. Solid.
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black, slight head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, slight sweetness, liquorice. Taste is smooth, fairly complex, chocolate, liquorice, coffee
Mister_Li (876) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraun mit kaum vorhandener Schaumkrone. Röstmalzig, bitter, Kaffee, Mokka, Bitterschokolade, etwas Karamell, dunkle Früchte, langer Abgang.
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque very, very dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. Robust dark roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and rich coffee nose. Thick and progressively astringent. All the aromas noted are detected in the flavor. Lactose as well. Scorched bitterness after the finish.
hub66 (383) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur noire; mousse brune; arômes et goût de malt, de café et de chocolat noir; finale moyennement amère
pityu (622) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled - Opaque black colour, large, persistent creamy brown head, lacing. Intense roasted aromas, coffee, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, some fresh hoppiness. Taste is balanced bittersweet, caramel, toasted nuts, some chocolate and fruity hop bitterness. Medium to full body, average carbonation, bittersweet finish. Well balanced black ale, highly recommended.
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 Bottle 0.33l from Hoppiness in Koper, Slo. Thick black liquid with small tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Roasted aroma, coffee. Strong roasted coffee and cocoa taste, medium sweetness, a hint of herbs.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
veceo (1220) - CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Taste is, again, lots of chocolate and cocoa, very, very, roasty, nice amount of hoppy fruitiness. Full bodied, smooth, complex and awesome.
BBHansen (713) - Køge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Fermentoren w friends/chef+US. Appearance: pours clear dark brown good soapy beige head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, nuts, chocolate and some coffee hints. palette strong roasted malty aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: nice tasteful porter without to many burnt notes.