Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Zentraleuropäischer Wahnsinn 2. Bottle from Sabine - thank you! Pours cloudy dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of rasted malt and coffee beans. Slighly rasty onset with sweetish malty notes and touches of caramel. Bitter-sweet finish, a mild one. OK
strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Good, rich porter with plenty of coffee richness. Medium to full body, roasted flavors, and tall tan head.
rand (1200) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml from Maruhn - Darmstadt (D). Black Porter with an average and fleeting brown-beige head. Strong aroma of roasted, chocolate, coffee, dust and nuts. The taste is typical Porter, soft, toasted, choc, coffee, vanilla. However it’s rather slight, without acridity and heavy hop. Robust, hints of fruits, licorice, slight bitterness of roasted and finally dry.
Niall73 (908) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - bb 12/05/15. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a bit meaty, medicinal, soy, a bit of coffee. Medium body, mild carbonation. Choc, coffee, a bit of veg, a little meaty, roasty, bitter. Full, fairly complex and nicely balanced. Good.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin tan that leaves good lace. Aroma is nice toasty malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of soy. Taste is nice, toasted marshmallow, toffee, dark chocolate, roast, slight bitter finish. Very nice.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, I actually found an unrated brew in my stash (garage min-fridge) - lots of ticks in town recently and I must have gotten sidetracked. I’m not sure that a 12 oz longneck could have a better appearance - clean label and graphics, dark beer that you can’t see through, dense tan head. Maybe if the bottle was embossed or had a silver foil neck, but this is close enough to a 5 for appearance. Mellow, nutty sweet malty aroma with faint cane syrup/light molasses. Exceptionally smooth - nice roast, mild coffee - low bittering otherwise. Dry, zero fruit, no toffee or caramel Medium body, roasty/toasted soy nut finish. Quality. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malt, super-smooth with some chocolate in the finish. Enjoyable beer.
Blairgus (2360) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18 Aug 2013, bottle. black. nose is fresh toasted dark malt. thin body and fizzy. tastes of very dark toast and bitter chocolate. pretty good.
yiannnos (672) - , CYPRUS - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black colour, Some roasty-coffee character, but feels a bit watered down
ClubGonzo (3442) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is mild notes of licorice, chocolate, coffee and hints of some sour-ish yeasty tones, caramel and grains in the back. Taste is assertive coffee tones, dark chocolate, burnt toast/burnt sugar and hints of grains, yeast and dark malts lingering in the back. Some astringency, bordering on medicinal bitterness, in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. A few flaws but otherwise a relatively OK porter (which seems quite a bit overrated IMO).