adasko (1772) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a pitch black beer, with big, quite stable, beige head and great lacing. In aroma it’s malty sweet with toasted bread notes in the back end. It’s also a bit winny and fruity with a notes of fresh cherry. For a 14,5 plate it has great body, almost full one. It’s perfectly low carbonated as well. In opposition to the aroma, taste it’s way more dry, has almost no sweetness at all. Nice roasted and toasted notes, a bit of coffee, nice bitterness in the aftertaste. It’s very good, solid beer. Worth to try.
JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Einstok’s roasted not Toasted Porter has many qualities of a cold weather favorite. Chocolate malts, light bitterness and coffee flavors construct a solid beer. Session-ish @ 6% ABV.
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Almost black, beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, very nice. In taste medium sweet with toasted and malty notes, some caramel and chocolate. A bit acidic in the finish. Meidum body, nice velvet texture, soft carbonation. Bitterness is just above the medium. Nice porter, so far the best beer from Einstok.
Zymurgeist2 (1747) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours an oily black with moderate brown head. A lot of roast on this with a thinnish mouthfeel. Moderate chocolate and restrained coffee.
CH-303 (1920) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Small tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, pretty roasted, pleasant.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee and chocolate. Slight bitterness. Smooth and enjoyable.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.79
Info: 19/12-2015, 99/300M, BB: 12/9-2016
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Valhalla in Manhattan. Arrived in a tulip glass.
Appearance: In a dimly-lit bar, this looked like a solid black stout. Not much in the way of head or lacing.
Smell: Not unlike burnt toast, with underlying hints of coffee and char.
Taste: Blackened bitter malts, heavy with char, and dark, burnt toast open and close the flavor profile, tumbling around one another over the tongue. A mineral tone is present throughout, lending a somewhat stony and metallic tinge to the flavor profile. There is not much in the way of additional flavors per se, simply the layers of char, toast, ash, blackened coffee, and minerality.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin and light in body, which is fine - I’ve found the designation of "porter" and "stout" these days to be largely based on how thick or thin the mouthfeel. Easily quaffable.
Overall: A solidly okay porter, with some interesting notes from the minerality involved. If said minerality is an effect of the water used, as I’ve seen suggested on reviews of the Einstok White, then I’m looking forward to trying that beer.
chris0r (23) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in dark with little foam. Smooth espresso flavor with some dark chocolate. Not creamy, quite drinkable.
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx. 10 degrees C. Pours almost black with medium tan head which quickly disappears with a little lacing. Aroma dominated by toasted bread and roasted malt. Taste also of roasted malt, spiced with espresso and a touch of bitter chocolate. Aftertaste mirrors this, but a little more bitterness kicks in. Dry and not too sweet.The first couple of sips had a metallic taste disturbance, but it seems to wear off completely after a couple of minutes in the glass. Somewhat watery texture and mouthfeel. Too one-dimensional - each mouthful is much like the one before it - to score very highly, but a decent "low" ABV porter.
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka 0,33l Kolor czarnobrązowy, nieprzejrzysty, piana średnia trzyma się solidnie. Aromat zdecydowanie kawowy, smak gorzki z kawą w tle, kwaskowe. Solidny porter zachodni ładnie ułożony.
Jyrsa (463) - - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown or black with no head to speak of. Espresso, malt and a metallic note on the nose. More coffee, vanilla, a hint of burnt malt and smoke. Sweet and slightly bitter with a long, smoky after taste mixed with some metallic taste. Medium body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Nice but the strange metallic taste took off some of the enjoyment.