MayumiH (828) - Greater London, - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sweet milk chocolate. Very smooth and easy-going porter. Big up to the Hlíðarfjall mountain :)
Furseth (2077) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black colour, nice creamy head. Aroma had a coffee,,dark choclate, caramelly, some burned popcorn. Flavor had a smokey,coffee, dark chcolate mixed mouthfeeling, medium bod, dry bitter coffee,caramelly finish.
superspak (4400) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/1/2016. Pours lightly hazy very dark brown color, with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great American porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Patrickctenchi (5791) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black with a thick tan head.
Chocolate, roasted coffee, dark bread aroma.
Taste is mild, dusty chocolate, coffee.....fairly sweet.
A bit thin in the body, but a pretty solid flavour.
remALUS (168) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 price: 0,69€. Juoda spalva, nedidelė puta. Skonis: deginto salyklo..
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Brown malt toastiness delivers earthiness and bitterness amongst an otherwise effervescent, bread lovers’ brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam covers the darkness.
-That toast character is unmistakable.
-The softness of the bubbles feels natural (not forced).
-Drinkability remains high (if you like toast, obviously).
Cybercat (4880) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark chocolate brown that lets in just a little daylight at the bottom, and features a fairly thick tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises with roast malt and coffee tones. Flavor features roast malt, coffee and subtle chocolaty tones. Mouthfeel offers thin body but good fizz. Summon your inner Viking! Not hard for me, what with I’m 1/4 Norse thanks to my dad.
mutz (836) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heel donkerbruine kleur met een beige kraag. Ruikt naar koffie, mokka, vanille. Mondgevoel is wat dunnetjes helaas. Smaakt redelijk zoet met koffietonen, mokka, caramel. Wordt minder goed naarmate het glas leger raakt. Ben niet onder de indruk.
veceo (1154) - CROATIA - JUN 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, average sized brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, but not very strong. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts. Very tasty but thin.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
azzie (749) - Pula, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l from Saveur Biere web shop. Roasted smell. Light to medium body, light carbonation. Nice roasted taste but a bit thin.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
TorbenJensen (1439) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate foaming porter leaves a small but compact and persistent foam. The aroma is weak with slightly toasted malt. The taste is dark chocolate, toasted malt and a little coffee. Carbonation is comfortable and keeps the beer lively. The finish has a little hop and leaves a dry aftertaste. Palate is satisfactory and it is a good average porter who is not intrusive in any way. A little licorice aftertaste.