FatPhil (9346) - 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 (501) - 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 (999) - 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 (3348) - 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 (1071) - 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 (1076) - 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 (1053) - 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.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black, huge white/beige head.
A - Lovely, toasted stuff, not usual roasted malts. Coffee, toasted cookies, cereal, bitter chocolate.
T - Intense, silky, loads of roasted notes.
M - low-med body, med carb, dry.
F - Long, faint sweet, toasted coconut, toasted flakes, light roasty bitter.
2sum - Just amazing, delicious, ideally balanced proper porter!
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