GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of toast, chocolate. Tastes of toast, chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a watery brown with a ring of beige head. Nose is malty, oaty, mild chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, yeast. Soft, malty finish.
obguthr (3913) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild cardboard and charcoal nose. Mahogany, thin head. Walnut and charred oak flavor. Enjoyable country tick.
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black beer with a thick foamy head. The dominant smell is toasted malt. The same is true of the flavour. There’s some fruit, chocolate and a touch of bitter hop in there too but the rich, toasty malt dominates.
thmsboyd (36) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle BBE 30.10.15, bottled 10.10.13. Drunk at lower-end room temperature. Most prominent on the nose are pleasant toasted malt aromas. Dark, chocolate brown body with a surprisingly tight, creamy off-white head. Gentle sweetness on the tongue followed by a soft, dry bitterness. Typical low carbonation for a porter. Medium to light body and a fairly abrupt bitter finish. Overall an enjoyable, but slightly one-dimensional porter. Does not taste as high as 6%abv
mauritsio (437) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stockmann, Tallinn. Black with nonlasting xxl head. Some roasty, burned, espresso aroma. Some sweetness, lasting bitterness. Easy to drink porter.
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vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of coffee, burned malt, chocolate, smoke. Taste is similar, roasted coffee and some sweetness. Lingering smoked aftertaste A tad thin, but drinkable and quite ok.
yackery (156) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque body under fast lacing and sandy, foamy head that dissolves in a couple of minutes.
Aroma is mild roast, dark chocolate cake, cereal, and fudge toffee.
Taste is salt and bitter and very mildly cough drop sweet.
Palate is a little fizzy if not rough. Finish is bitter like espresso.
Overall good beer.
Beersiveknown (3071) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy muddy brown with thin tan head. Cocoa aroma, full bodied , gentle carbonation, toasty barley, cocoa, a touch of licorice. Brief finish.
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark watery pour. Lovely toasty nutty aroma and a nice lingering aftertaste. Really good porter. Like this one allot.