CH-303 (1902) - 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 (435) - - 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.
Vells (1404) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice porter! Perfect play between roasted malts, dark choco and coffee, some toast and even smoke aspect. Moderate sweetness with moderate bitterness. Doesnt get thin despite on quite low ABV. Well balanced and enjoyable
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Surprisingly insignificant and lacking of character. Dark porter without the power from the smoke or malt.
SVD (1296) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, dark brown beer, small head, aroma is coffee, roasted, chcolate, Taste is the same, somewhat bitter. very nice.
indrekr (345) - ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: toast, malt, bread. Appearance: black, clear, tan foam, vanishes immediately. Taste: medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, lively, long bitter finish.