jamestulloch (1849) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market. Black body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of espresso and dark chocolate. Lovely rich flavour of coffee, vanilla, salt and chocolate. Medium body with an oily texture. Average carbonation fizz. A well rounded Porter - much better than their Pale Ale.
FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) (6:5:5:3:12=3.1)
Lovely black, tight tan persistent head. Strange aroma, has some quirks, but it’s a good roast. Has more of a baltic porter feel, dark lager rather than ale - brewed at a lower temperature than I’d like. Same in the taste, more of the quirks. Nice roast, touch yeasty. Full palate, smooth carbonation. Just a tiny bit of smokiness in the finish later. Late finish a little bit metallic. Shame about the flaws, this has potential.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Better balanced, tastier, less sticky, not so BP-ey. Nice one. Oh, do I only get one sip.
Bozo_skeleton (669) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noire opaque, petit collet brun de fines bulles.
Aromes marqués de café et de grain torrefies.
Une presence en bouche bien equilibrée.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown with 2 finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Umami with a quality that reminds me of the savoury smell of smoked oysters? smokey, roasted malt.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, and sourness, low bitterness and slightly salty.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, airy, light texture, average carbonation, lingering savoury, grassy, smoky finish. Again the savoury taste reminds me of oysters, not in a shellfish or fishy way
Comments: Tasty and lace. Strange all in all but tasty enough.
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours dark brown, near, black, with a thick light tan head. Bit cold just now, but metallic aromas, coffee and chocolate. Light smoke, could be toast, I guess. Tobacco later. OK, but a bit odd.
NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Basically just a quality porter. Rich. Dark Chocolate and coffee. Um, not much else to say, just filling in characters because rate beer wants me to.
dtdtdtdtdt (19) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didnt much care for this. Aroma is nice and has pretty standard porter/stout smells of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. Jet black with tan head. Taste is where things go south. There is a distinct metallic taste which for me drowns out all the good tastes. Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation. Didnt care for this especially for 11$ a sixer.
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted coffee, dark chocolate malts. Appearance: black, brown at first big foamy head, quickly disappearing. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: smoky sweetness, coffee again, turning to light bitterness. Overall: nice Porter. Bottle from Drinker’s Paradise, London.
kevinsenn (1353) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View. Clear very dark brown, pretty much no head or lacing. Toasty, nutty, slightly roasty aroma. Toasty nutty taste - pretty nice. Creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
suurjuust (1545) - ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown, small tan head with filmy retention. Nose is roast, coffee, malt- Taste is more roasty malt, coffee and milk chocolate in the background. Dry finish, some smokiness, low bitterness. Lingering malt and bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, watery to oily mouthfeel.