Sevenlee (1515) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle no.342 of 2011 batch. Many thanks to Cuso for the trade. Pours totally black with an almost comically large off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate with some caramel notes. Taste is also roasty with some light fruitiness and chocolate leading to a moderate bitter finish. Carbonation way over done. Enjoyable but a little disappointing from a brewery which is usually, from what I understand, top notch.
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, Dark pour, Deep roasty aroma, hints of chocolate, decent bitterness. Deep roasty flavor, black licorice. fuller mouthfeel. Solid Porter
Borresteijn (5170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, bought not too long ago, so don’t see why this is retired.. Dark reddish brown to black colour, light beige head. Aroma of brown malts, hard roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, hard roasted malts, chocolate, pipe tobacco, malty bitter finish. Medium bodied, overcarbonated. Nice flavours though.
peteinSD (1419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
’09 bottle. Clear, dark red pour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is faded, watery malt, caramel, and perhaps some cardboard. Taste is sweet malt with some light bitterness and really bland mishmash of I’m not sure. No roast or meaningful character. Fizzy, slightly biting mouthfeel which does not suit the style. I could have bought a better porter at trader joes for 1/10th of the price.
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une porter très avec un penchant sauvage presque sur. Pas très attrayante au plan des saveurs, trop mince.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an tan head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, some fruitiness and spices. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some chocolate, caramel and roasted malt.Medium body, high carbonation.
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is lot’s of roast, some liquorice and a touch of red fruit. Flavour is medium bitterness, big in roast, quite dry.
High carbonation. Easy drinking for a full flavoured porter. Nice.
AskForJenny (1031) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.75 l Bottle 040 of 2008 batch - Roasted notes and cocoa on nose, red color, tan head. Palate was like a fine cup of coffee with the watery finish I associate with the style.
yackery (157) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Congregation Ale House calls this, "Jack the Ripper". I guess this is the one.
Light, muddy brown body under persistent, brownish thin head and netting of lacing.
There are musty basement aromas and notes of salty, bitter licorice.
Taste is sour, sweet, and salty.
Palate and mouth is abrased by any lengthy contact with the beer. So lively that it hurts. Maybe that’s why it’s called, "Jack the Ripper" as 1914 is a bit late. Overall, an excellent beer.
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75l, corked bottle, from brewery. Dark, almost black color with nice huge frothy beige head.Aroma of, coffee, chocolate. Taste, strongly in coffee,some chocolate notes, red fruit hints. Nice long lasting bitter finish. Excellent.