Zita (4669) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
chocolate, coffee, toast, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light watery soft finish.
Hansen (6691) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, almost black. Has an off-white head, mostly to fully lasting. Aroma is faint, roasted notes. Flavor is starting sweet, has some notes of burnt, wet newspaper. Moderete bitter finish.
islay (1135) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle, purchased by my mom at the brewery during her trip to the Netherlands in the spring of 2008. This was before it was distributed in the U.S. (maybe it was being distributed only in New Jersey or something; I donít recall exactly). Thanks Mom! Labeled with a date of 3/11/10 (as I have Americanized it); presumably this is a best-by date, in which case, oops, missed it by a couple of years. Oh well. It definitely wasnít spoiled. Split three ways at a tasting on 4-20-12. Sweet smell features raisin, coffee with milk, and milk chocolate scents. Pours brown with an amber hue. Flavor matches the aroma. Medium body. Quite lively and sharp in the palate. Thereís something a little different about this beer on which I canít put my finger. Not memorable overall.
kermis (5269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at In De Wildeman. Unclear brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Malt and roasted flavour with light chocolate.
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with thin ring of tan head. Aroma is quite deep, dark chocolate, coffee and little ovaltine. Taste is also heavy chocolate, some chocolate. Nice carbonation and a little thin, clean finish.
Quevillon (2511) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on tap (10 oz) at Le Cheval Blanc for the second Big Tuesday of Cheval Blancís 25th anniversary, April 10, 2012. Very dark brown, thin head. Aroma of malted barley slightly smoky, nutty notes. Taste of semi sweet barley and nuts, dry chocolate notes, sweet aftertaste. A good simple porter!
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorish and light perfume. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorish and light perfume.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Danís. Pours a cola black. Aroma is coffee, malty, oaky, a little smokey. Taste is a bit treacley, with coffee grain, peaty maltness and a bit of lavender too. Decent finish, a touch watery mouthfeel but still flavourful. Nice one.
JorgeLee (1202) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours very dark with orangey tan hint, and no head. Smell was heavily roasted malt and hint of creaminess. Taste is strong (very powerful for 5.1%), bitter roast and a little sweetish cream. Slightly oily palate. Finish is long and bitter with faint chocolate character. A nice beer, more of a beer at home than a porter for the pub though.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours no foam, no carbonation, strange appearance. Maybe the bottle fermentation did not take place...
Color is red. Nose is very neutral.
First impression is like a classic porter and finally this is exactly what you should expect from a porter. I already drunk similar ones from draft in south of England, not so carbonated but well balanced. Roasted malt flavour, subtle acidity, nice bitterness, dry finish ... a Porter.