Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fairly complex porter, that disguises each note until the beer warms up. Chocolate malts and brown sugar/molasses forward. Dark fruit and anise notes come out in the back end. Think of a dried fruit covered in baker’s chocolate. Thin in body yet creamy in mouthfeel - toes the line between porter and stout quite well. The 7% is not overly noticeable here.
MattOnBass (9) - Newport News, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best porters around. Great roasted, malty character with hints of dark chocolate and coffee.
jgb9348 (5428) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, just barely covering the top as a light brown glow. Aroma of raisins, figs, earth, caramel, nuts and a good deal of vanilla. Medium-bodied; Very rich nutty flavour with a subdued molasses and caramelised sugar flavour and some more flavourful prunes, raisins and even chocolate flavours finishing off the flavours. Aftertaste is nice with a light grain and malt flavour, some raisin and fig sweetness and a good light oak and vanilla dryness at the end. Overall, a nice porter - no strings attached, good for the style and in general as an all-around beer. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington a bit more than a year later on 23-August-2014.
berntholer (1532) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite stable dense beige head that leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, caramel, toffee. taste like aroma, bit sweet with aftertaste of liquorice, bit bitter roasted malts, sweetish finish. medium body and carbonation, rather soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl
Christpuncher (2547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a decent porter from dark horse. very chocolately and malty. sweet finish and a malty molasses smell. pours dark brown in color with a tan head had this as a bottle pour at home.
Tsekouratos (575) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle shared with calm-dreamer. Black body with a beige thin head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted. Perfectly balanced taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted notes and some sweetness. Bitter aftertaste of coffee. Medium body with low carbonation.
TET (2428) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A colablack beer with a weak and beige head. The nose has liquirice, low roastiness, chocolate, some vanilla, and fruits. Excellent aroma. Taste has coffee, roastiness, and liquirice. Medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation. Fresh and nice porter with strong flavours. Easy and tastefull.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, small white head. Really nice roasted malty aroma with coffee, tobacco, chocolate. Quite sweet flavour with chocolate, licorice, a mellow tart finish. Quite nice.
mzaar (2557) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska. Svart med medelstort smutsvitt skum. Dofter av kaffe, kakao och rostad malt. Smakinslag av vanilj, kaffe, mörk choklad och rostad malt. Sötlakrits dyker upp i eftersmaken. Mjuk munkänsla. Lätt beska, medelsötma.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine in McLean, VA. Pours black with tan highlights. Deep chocolate roast nose with coffee and dark fruits. Med to full body with deep roast, chocolate and caramel notes. Some deep cherry notes and light vanilla. Semi sweet finish with more roast.