sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet smoked malt. Medium creamy body, flavour of the smoked malt, vanilla coffee, some toffee.
kermis (9056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of smokey bacon, peat, really strong. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate heavy bitter, coming out more in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
olio (8719) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110429.
Pours brown color with small head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts and ripe fruits. Flavor of smoky ham, roasted malts and some fruity notes, lots of tar also.
laiti (7873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 29.04.2011
Aroma is smoky with leather and some tar – actually really close to new leather shoes. Flavour is rather strong on smoke. Also some woody and leathery notes with tar. A bit too thin, but nice anyway.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep murky coppery brown with basically no head. Aroma is smoked wet wood, rar, some roasted malts, mild raisins and plummy notes as well. Flavour is quite big on the tar, mild roasted malts, some slight burnt wet wooden notes as well as some slight toffee and raisins.
Gary (1791) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled) A nice Smoked porter party ; its really dry , chocolaty and rather bitter smoky . A very excellent texture . Cultured , just enought smoke ...skilled controll.
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, courtesy of Bierkoning. Deep black colour, mid-sized beige head. Chocolate, caramel, shy smoky hints. Bitter-sweet character.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/09/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 6/13 (2011-432)
Very dark brown to almost black beer, beige creamy head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet mocha, wood tones, smoke, caramel, peppery spiciness. MF: soft carbon, medium body, very creamy texture. Taste: caramel and mocha, little sour, wood notes, then smoke and ashes. Aftertaste: alcohol lingering, citric sour, bitter coffee touches, hop dry ending, bit dusty, ashes.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, rated 2011-07-07) Very dark brown with hardly any head. Strong aroma with lots of smoke, tarry rope, some dark fruit. Quite burned-malty flavor with sweetish caramel, some tar, not that much smokiness. Slightly thin and carbonated for the style, although partly saved by malt sweetness. Flavor is not up to par with the great aroma.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black, no light goes though. Tiny head. Stinging malt smell which to me is a porter sign. Smells smoky as well. Sweet, smoky and not quite as hoppy as many porters tend to be. Very good, and I especially want to mention who nice is the mouth feeling. Smooth, silky and still has a fizz.