Benzai (8246) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DTE tasting shared with Deanso, kermis, sic1314, JulianHuxley and jmgreenuk. Pitch black color, average sized brown head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasty, nicely bitter but not too much. Not my best rating but I got distracted a bit and liked it too much so drank it a bit too quickly. Nice one!
jmgreenuk (4364) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany with round light tan head. The aroma is earthy mineral roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a smooth creamy chocolate coffee light spicy hop bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (5090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to Benzai. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, toffee, a little dark fruitiness. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good for the ABV.
deanso (5266) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl bottle shared @THT.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely smooth porter. Very enjoyable
sic1314 (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee grinds. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, bitter sweet finish.
Fatehunter (1220) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate, a little burnt wood and milk. Excellent.
The taste burnt, roasted malt with some chocolate to smooth it out. It stays on the roasty/bitter side.
The texture is softer with low carbonation.
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee, light smokiness, hints of bitterness, and light notes of dark fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid porter.
novice101 (308) - - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black with a large mocha head, this beer smells of a lot of chocolate and some bitter coffee taste. Taste like chocolate and some coffee bitterness in the back, along with other notes such as caramel as well as biscuit.
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at dinner with Zach and Brandon with homemade Indian food. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is sublime chocolate and deliciously so with sweet malt as well. Taste is rich chocolate, light with sweet malt, drinks quite easily. Finish is sweet chocolate, dessert on a bottle. Nice light porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head and sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet, nice chocolate notes throughout with burnt roasted malt, and light bittering coffee and hops into the finish. Delicious porter