Calisky (1028) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Super nez malt grillé, chocolat. Super gout chocolat, céréales, notes café et réglisse. Corps bien cremeux. Fin douce et grillée. Superbe.
jaghana (4087) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl kindly given by Calisky. A dark beer with medium off white head. Nose is on toasted grain, caramel, brown bread. Aroma is on chocolate, toasted cereals, creamy body, smooth chocolate, subtle dark coffee notes, light licorice. Body is pleasant and easy drinkable, finish is on toasted grain.
ABS (532) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Close to black. Some tan head. Sweet, but mostly bitter. Quite dry. Some warmth. Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Coffee, smoke, roasted malt, bread flavour. Good.
Inbreak (2334) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and roasted, roasted grain, coffee, salty licorice, dark malts, hay, burnt cereal, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, grass, coffee, burnt caramel, hay, chocolate, licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly burnt mouthfeel. Fair enough.
nearbeer (3816) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bf 19-Mar-2016. Pours opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy espresso-colored foam. Big nose of chocolate toffee, espresso with cream and lightly tart blackberry. Tastes of dark toasted bread, semi-sweet chocolate, dark berry, apple, caramel and coffee. Finish has some green herb, ash and graham cracker. Near-medium body is smooth and well balanced. I like how the coffee doesn’t dominate, but just complements this (mostly) traditional English-style porter.
hfmejias (784) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste is also roasty but sweet, coffee notes, chocolate and caramel hints, clean dry finish. Medium body; easy to drink and very enjoyable.
pivo (2580) - GERMANY - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toasted is a really good word for this beer. Nice roasted malt taste. Decent palate for a porter. Great balance. Nice all around.
kaups (29) - ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @De Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia.
Pours with small brown head. Aroma of wood, slightly chocolately, coffee.
Taste of dark chocolate, dark bread, caramel, burnt malt, slight smokeness.
It has everything I love about porters.
charlotte (4317) - rřdovre, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small head.Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt good oily mouth feels and hint of coffee,caramel and tar nice and strong porter overall.
revolution2718 (253) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nice off white fluffy head. Nose is toasty, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, also a milky lactose note. Taste largely mirrors nose, milky, subtle notes of coffee and chocolate, a general roastiness permeates, also I find a mineral quality to the water. A mild bitterness on the finish, not very sweet. Overall this is extremely drinkable, well balanced, and delicious. Probably my favorite porter.