maddmatt639 (311) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on June 12, 2013: Awesome aroma of chocolate and coffee. Great look, black in color. Tastes of chocolate, malt and coffee(especially in the finish). A pretty good Porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 181014. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, toasted, bacon, caramel, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, toasted, bacon, caramel, coffee, licorice, hop. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
Vestergaard (635) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ma’ mom! Pours a pitch black with a small, nut brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted and toasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Lots of toast. Taste is dark with roasty and coffee bitterness, but also some caramel toasted malty sweetness. Smooth body and medium carbonation.
Beerheart65 (1092) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black creamy light brown head, good lacing. Medium roasted, dry, pure smoke aroma, bit ash, milk chocolate, nice! Medium body, round, low carbonation, lots of chocolate, long finish, coffee, mocca. Good stuff, tasty, pure flavors, good balance.
sdg (97) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black color, tan head - intense roasted / toasted malt aroma, coffee, some hints of milk, chocolate, licorice, maybe some caramel and earthy, yet very mild hops - slightly sweet and slightly bitter taste - medium to full body, full and creamy mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation - long, slightly bitter finish with hints of roasted coffee beans.
njnut (313) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into English pint a deep brown with tan head and think curtain lace. Aroma is toasted malts, coffee, caramel. Taste is of slighly burnt toast, roasted malts, finish of coffee and toast. Mouthfeel is soft. A simple, pleasant, easy to drink porter.
Chad9976 (1317) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I split an 11.2oz bottle with two friends. We each poured it into a sampler glass. It was bottled on 12/9/14 and was sent to me by a friend in Florida (thanks, Mike!).
Appearance: Murky, mud-like hazy brownish/red. Pours to a fairly large, tan, frothy head which retains and laces well.
Smell: Fairly typical porter aroma, though milder than most. The toasted malt is subtle. There seems to be a slight tang to the aroma as I swear I detect a tuna-like scent.
Taste: If I didn’t know what I was drinking, I’d probably think this was someone’s homebrewed porter. It definitely has all the characteristics you look for in the style, only nothing about it really pops. Toasted dark malt is certainly the most prominent, but it’s not quite as robust as I was expecting (or hoping for). This is closer to a traditional brown ale with sweet caramel and a touch of toffee. It’s also quite hoppy as there’s genuine bitterness here and it accentuates the toasted character well. Overall, it’s still pretty mild and uncomplicated, but there’s nothing off-putting about the palette.
Drinkability: At 6% ABV, this is not exactly the thick, viscous syrup the label would seem to indicate it is. The mouthfeel is medium at best with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Still, it’s smooth and leaves little aftertaste. Probably a little too light to stand up to savory food, but would work as a tailgating beverage.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Smoke, toast/roast, chocolate, and coffee.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Hazy dark brown body. Earthy rubbery popcorn aroma with grainy notes. Dry-sweet roasty caramelly earthy taste with licorice notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy chocolate aftertaste with mineraly notes. Nice, drinkable, but maybe a bit low on character. (0.33l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik. Rated July 2014.)
rondphoto (2553) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Grassroots Natural Market / Jacksonville FL --- Nearly opaque brown/black with a solid tan head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is mildly roasted malt with chocolate and earthy coffee that moves gracefully through the palate to a finish that only needs a modicum of hops for balance. An easy to drink Porter, full-bodied and rich.
demannu (87) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a solid simple but well executed porter. Nothing really over the top, just an enjoyable and easy to drink beer. Sweet and toasty, well balanced. Slight lingering bitterness. Nice experience but there are definitely better porters out there.