MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, dark brown with huge creamy head. hints of dark roasted coffee, some chocolate, but all not very apparent. nice enough though.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty yellow-beige head, fast disappearing over reddish brown beer, hazed. End of bottle UFO-laden. Coffee, slightly salty, alginate-like, and very faint chocolate; roasted, especially after some warming up. Very smoked, very ashy flavour, and arachide, like an abandonned bartable with cigarettebutts in the ashtray, and some leftover peanuts, and reeking beerstains. Warming up, gets more typically roasted. Not very well-bodied, very dry, rather dusty MF. Special, maybe a tad too ideosyncratic.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours redish brown with a tall tan head. Toffee, roasted malt, and light coffee aroma. Nut brown kindof flavors, dark malt, some coffee, and nutty bread notes. Carbonation is moderate to high. Very easy to drink porter.
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Bruxelles at 6 AM on a saturday morning.
Hazy brown coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing head.
Roasted aroma of hay, smoke and liquorice.
Light roasted flavourt of hay, smoke and liquorice with notes of fruits.
Fruity and roasted finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable porter. More of an earthy/vegetal/woodsy (and yes, slightly sour) maltiness rather than chocolate. This is a nonchocolatey porter. A good bit of fresh nut meat (hazelnut, almond) flavor. Aroma of the woods and brown, layered sweet malt.
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cracked Kettle. Nice brown porter from De Molen. Aroma of malts, chocolate. Taste of malts, chocolate and even licorice. A bit of sourness in the finish. A bit too sour for me, esp. for a porter.
Borresteijn (4634) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl Bottle from The Cracked Kettle, 5,2% ABV. Dark brown colour, off white disappearing head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, and a hint of sourness. Flavour is roasted malts, a watery sourness, a hint of chocolate. Finish is roasted and sour. Don’t like sour flavours, and this one has too much of it.
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear, golden and dark brown with a fully gone head. Mild spiced and light yeasty with a nice roasted malt aroma, mild acidic/citric note too. Light spiced, mild liqourice and a nice roasted malt flavour. Again with a more flavourful malt base than just roasted. Smooth and malty finish with a mild spice flavour.
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.2%. Roasted and slightly burnt malt aroma. A little spicy. Dark brown colour, hint of red. Small floaties. The flavour is roasted with a little burnt malt again. Faint hint of creamy coffee with some grain sourness in the finish.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of MiP/yespr. Clear warm dark brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Roasted malt aroma - lightly burned. Medium-bodied, dry lightly burned malt and licorice notes. Has a light malt bitterness in the finish. 291108