Fin (9591) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, forgot where, possibly La Atlantica’ Bottle Shop, Satiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Consumed in Frank (camper) Camping Memling, Brugge, 5th December 2014. Pours dark chestnut brown with ruby glints, soft and a little creamy in mouth. A little roasty with a dark fruit tanginess a dab of spent watery coffee granules. This retains a good bite throughout, quite a good porter. Just looking forward to some Coquelle St Jaques not sure that this is what I would describe as a great match but we’ll see. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14. 3.4
erickok (5400) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep colour, creamy head. Chocolate, toffee, figs, nutty. Very creamy and beautiful palate. Nice bitter ending. Very well made and enjoyable and distinctly a porter. Great example! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 17, 2014. Bottle at Babajan. Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, licorice, caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, licorice and light roasted bitterness. Finish is light to medium bitter chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Ron (3584) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black pour with tan head. Aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, hints of dark coffee and slight caramel as well in there. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee and caramel, nice cocoa powder as well, slight nuts, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. The ABV is hidden well.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head of a smallish size that leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty and a touch ashy with some sweeter chocolate notes and a little bit of woodiness.
The flavor is enjoyably fruity and chocolaty without taking a lot of liberty with sweetness. It’s got a nice medium level of roasty bitterness & a light piney hoppiness.
Nicely balanced porter, and one that I’m surprised is @ such high boost.
Bebum (764) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, little lace.
Medium body, good carbonation lifting the mouthfeel,
Very bitter like burnt sugar, tart,
Dark malt flavor.
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Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle at Orvars. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet, light roasted, cocoa, tobacco and light chlorine. Taste is medium sweet, cocoa, leather, tobacco, light roasted and chocolate. Nice one
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate and malt. Taste is so clean and notes of chocolate and malt. This has a nice clean finish with no bitterness.
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste dark chocolate, fruit, roasted malt. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty mediocre porter. It’s nice... Just boring. Shine toasty notes throughout with hints of coffee and chocolate. That’s about it.