Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is a bit sweet with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel and smoke. Smooth and medium bodied, quite dry finish. Very tasty.
Embrouille (2823) - SWITZERLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl. Darkish appearance. Mediocre malt profile. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. Without major flaws. Plain boring.
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and mild bitterness
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with a dry finish
Nice and clean
douglas88 (5838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep dark brown color with a medium off-white head. A sweet malty smoky nose. The flavor is really nice: caramel, malty sweetness, nutty, lighter roast, some light smoke. Very smooth. Good.
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 330 ml bottle. Pours a licorice-like black with a quickly fading khaki colored head. Aroma has some light roasted notes, a hint of creosote. Flavor is bold with a roasty profile, a touch of unsweetened baker’s chocolate, some day old cold black coffee and a hint of potting soil. Mouthfeel has a nice dryness to it. Enjoyed everything I have had from this brewer thus far.
fluffy (1501) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
while the flavor was decent, the aroma was offputting, like wet cigarettes dropped in coffee. possibly a bad bottle. otherwise a decent porter...as long as i didnt smell it too deeply. will try again in the future.
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour. Small off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Smells of coffee and licorice with a hint of metal. A dry coffee taste with notes of chocolate. Sweet, yet dry finish. Not bad.
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an opaque dark brown, with ruby edges. A tan head appears and disappears just as quickly. Coffee, coffee, coffee nose. Mouthfeel is a real let down, but not as disappointing as the flavor of this dog. Coffee up front that fades way too quickly leaving a currant or two just before it goes away forever. It has promise for a moment. But, just a moment. How’d this make it to American shelves??
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, just this side of black, with a tan head and little lace. Toasted malt and dark fruit on the nose, some smokiness evident. Burnt firewood gives way to a mild caramel and dark fruit sweetness, Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, no carbination and a lingering dark fruit sweetness. There, I’ve had a beer from Iceland.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head.
Flavor: Dark roasted malt, coffee and mild to medium hop bitterness.
Palate: Medium to light bodied.
Overall: Definitely an American style porter.