Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An unfocused dark ale of some kind. Just ok.
How: Bottle 500ml (I think it is 500ml), consumed one month after purchase, but if you add the long boat ride to get to north-america it was only moderately fresh
The look: Very dark burgundy-brown body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is roasted, a bit boozy, some kind of alcoholised dessert, notes of black Sambuca. Taste is strange, very grainy with a sensation of crushed brownies, red liquorice candy, anise, roast, watery caramel. More hoppy than the average porter but the fruity hops feels a bit awkward, clashing with the rest of the beer. Minimal carbonation and the body feels a bit like thick juice. And also the anise-like spiciness just didn’t work here. Felt like an amateurish beer with a bunch of stuff thrown in without much planning hoping. Not sure why they call it a ½ Idjit, and that name confuses me, I don’t understand the four third of what fractions are.
bytemesis (4238) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear black, minimal bubbly tan head, not much lacing. Aroma is boozy, coffee, anise. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, heavy anise/licorice, a bit of cardboard, perhaps a liquor note. Medium body, nearly no carbonation, lingering bitterness. Unexciting.
IPAgutten79 (706) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk med medium høyde på skummet. Kaffe og sjokolade i aromaen. Noe røstet malt. Smaken er sjokolade og mild kaffe, samt noe tørket frukt og noe lakris. Lun bitterhet. Medium konsistens.
rouhlas (774) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, some cofee and chocolate, light grassy hoppy. Taste is sweet and bitter like aroma. Almost medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Florya (669) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle Apperance: Dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Cofee, dark fruits, some chocolate, Palate: Medium body, dry finish.
oliodnb (478) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with two fingers of fine textured beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquor, dried fruits. Taste is similar with a lot of chocolate, roastiness, bitter coffee, some malty sweetness (biscuits), light yeast. No alcoholic feeling, medium body, light carbonation. Very good.
Roger60 (90) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
SB Mönsterås, flaska. Aromen fyllig rostad kaffe sprit som det skall vara. Ruffig....färgen blir väl inte svartare. Eg brist på färg. Kommer inte igenom med 5000 lumen lampa :-). Tar inte stryk av mögelost. Passar bra till Jonny Cash en man som nog skildrats väl positivt. Fin rondör. Borde ersätta julmust på borden....
ERB92 (490) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate in the aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a nice Porter, but i would like it to be a bit less carbonated.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 11/II/16 (2014-913) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!
Clear dark brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: lots of coffee, sweet dried fruits, some alcohol, caramel, overripe banana, some chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coffee, bitter touch, little sweet, some dried fruits, mocha. Aftertaste: coffee, caramel, bit sugary,s oft bitterness. Weird gelatinous chunks in the end, coming from the bottom of the bottle. Reminds me of the weird stuff in some Dark Lords. Are they cheating with some additives here???
NBird (468) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks.. Black, small tan head.
Smells.. Coffee, some choc, vanilla hints, molasses.
Tastes..coffee, roasty malts, puckery salty liquorish
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/16/2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Licorice, coffee and roasted malt aromas. Robust and balanced with malty flavors and a bitter finish. Awesome.