Sissio (1129) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home
Clear brown ruby highligths, minimal brown head
Licorice, coffee, cream, watery (spring water), toffee
Explosion of raw licorice, cocoa and coffee bean, sweat toffee and bitter ending
MarcoDL (3631) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour. Nice aroma of soft creamy coffee, mocha and licorice. Taste of salty licorice, creamy coffee and mild roast. Nice beer, although I saw the same nasty white chunks as benzai.
Benzai (12191) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Almost opaque dark brown color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, a hint of coffee, dark cocoa in the background. Taste malts, toasted malts, a hint of hazelnuts, again some cocoa, softly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Also: when pouring in the second part of the bottle huge white chunks of yeast residu -I guess, but it looked like some kind of mold or fungus- came with it which looked absolutely disgusting.
zvsn (1421) - ISRAEL - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, prunes and roasted grains. Sweet, cofee, cocoa, mocha, toasted bread, sourish note. Medium-bodied, smooth. Nice.
rayaron (1192) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Deep brownish-red with brownish head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, nuts and dried fruits. Sweetish and bitterish flavor with notes of coffee, a bit "green", nuts, salty, some roastiness, sourish. Medium-bodied.
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks rayaron & zvsn. Very dark brown with a tan head. Nice roasty aroma with a bit of licorice, coffee, some bitter chocolate, dark fruits. Bittersweet flavor with roast, coffee, a bit of licorice, some chocolate, and a bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Good.
Klimaet (1343) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Martin. Pours dark brown, small offwhite head. Aromas of sweet malts, light roastiness, coffee, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is malty, sweet, bitter, roasty, coffee.
jrodooo5 (1403) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland dark pour w/ nearly no head or lacing. The aroma screams booze w/ a side of liqourrice & dark chocolate. The taste is quite unique for a porter. The alcohol dominates the flavor which is a bit odd at only 7%. Possibly worth a try for the porter lovers but not the greatesr in my book!
blackisle (1734) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. (bbd 02-2016). Poured into a shaker. Clear deep ruby brown, good two finger frothy beige to tan head, good retention and lacing; strong coffee aroma, roasted malts, cocoa, light licorice; taste is medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate, with average to long duration; roasty sweetbitter finish, bit smoky, light spicy notes, hint of alcohol; medium body, oily texture, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation; a well-balanced and smooth porter, good quality. Contains lumpy residue which is a pity because there is less beer to enjoy, wish I’d bought a couple more since this one seems to be retired.
ruigo (2034) - PORTUGAL - FEB 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a tin tan head. Chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee and toffee in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste follows the aroma with a sweet finish. Overall, a very good beer.