SimplySike (665) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby brown with tan head.
Aroma roasty, choco, liquorish.
Taste choco sweet, hoppy bitter.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botle from Asahiya. Substantial chocoloate nose, with burnt sugar. Thick dark brown, hefty tan head. Coffee/choco initial / heavy bittering in mid / hops hang on in the finish but don’t last so long. Medium body, and a bit too fizzy for a porter. Nice, moderate punches of malt and bitter. A little overcarbonated. Pretty good ,overall.
RichTheVillan (1944) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with medium tan head, chocolatey malt aroma, slight bit of lactic sweetness, with a hint of coffee and chocolate, slightly smokey with a bitter hop edge.
thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby tinged mahogany into a tulip. Massive tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving no lacing. Dusty cocoa aromas. Sharp with sweet chocolate syrup upfront turning to mildly smoky mocha in the lasting finish.
worldbeertaste (1536) - AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tan, fizzy, disappearing, non-lacy, lasting head. Smell of malt with a light roast, but mostly dark chocolate, mocha and liquorish. Medium to Full prickly medium carbonation oily body. Sweet taste of chocolate with liquorish, fruity middle and a bitter slightly ashy dry finish of coffee and roasted and dark chocolate. The taste is rather thin and fruity as I’ve noticed with a few of their beers. Dusty yet. Its okay but seems a bit weak.
Braastad (286) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer with sweet aroma of coffee. Flavor has coffee, swwet malts and ash.
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Trappist. Pours near black with a huge creamy tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a carbonated licorice finish. Very well-crafted.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a creamy light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, light treacle. Med minus body. Flavor is chocolate, mildly treacle, then it goes all anise in a somewhat bitter finish. Sophisticated and refined.
Douberd (1554) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at home. ABV 5.2% on my bottle, bottled on March 15th, 2012
Ridiculous amount of foam. I started pouring it into a small pint glass and it filled up with foam while I had only poured the beer filling the bottle’s neck. I switched to a Guinness half liter glass with the same results, filled up with a froathy, beige head. After lots of patience I managed to fill my glass with actual beer, deep brown in colour.
Aroma of roasted malts and a bit of chocolate.
Taste also of heavily roasted malts, along with smoke and caramel .Light acidity and a metal flavour, nothing offensive though. It leaves a nice bitterness on the aftertaste, with medium duration.
Very dry on the palate, it leaves a numb feeling. Medium thickness on the body, average carbonation.
Overall, not bad but not that great either.
Hanoi (281) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose, is a lovely, mellow, milky coffee; just smelling it makes one feel relaxed. Taste is malty, lightly bitter, roast, slight coffee (though not as pronounced as in the nose) wood. Lactose finish which fades too soon. Mouthfeel is nice and full.
Overall a very nice porter, with a delicious nose, and a well balanced taste.