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.
TBone (11182) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark almost opaque black color, small off-white head. Very intensive peat aroma; probably the most peatiest I’ve ever tasted, some licorice too. Medium-bodied. Peaty flavor too, also some toasted malts, perhaps some caramel too. Tobacco. Quite unique porter in its peatyness.
BoBoChamp (4670) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, new Dutch brew Anno 2010, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, not complex smoked Porter, too heavy, roasted and spicy, not balanced, hazy, small head, nothing special
mjs (3994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Pikkulintu, 20110716) The beer poured very dark brown and quite clear. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had a lot of smoke and tar. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were smoke, tar, smoked ham, grilled sausage, roasted malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky and bitter. A very smoky porter but loosing some of the Bamberg characteristics.
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a pretty nice beer but I absolutely don’t like the smell! To me it smelled like ’fingerpaint’. At least that’s what it’s called in Dutch. As a young child you painted with your fingers with some kind of special paint which had almost the same smell. Too bad, otherwise a decent beer.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ ACBF 2011. Color dark red with large head. Aroma malt, smoke, leather. Taste sweet, smoke, leather, bitter.
Koelschtrinker (9452) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Muffig malziger Antrunk mit säuerlich rauchigem, ziemlich unwichtigen Hintergrund. Etwas muffig, wenig aromatisch. Wirkt ziemlich banal. 10/9/9/9/9/9
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at In De Wildeman on 6 April 2011. Very dark colour. Diminishing beige head. Subtle smoke in the aroma. Dry and a little hoppy on the palate. Some powdery dark chocolate / cocoa. Smoke again quite restrained in the flavour profile. Pretty tasty and very drinkable but I would have preferred a little more smoke.
lusikka (4976) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a medium-sized foamy head. Aroma of smoke and strong leather. Flavour of peated malts, smoked ham, tar and strong hops. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a dry, smoky finish. Heavy smoky but a little too thin.
Martinus (2520) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled version, tasting at home (28 April ’11).
Dark, dark red body, beige head with brownish spots.
Aroma of smoke, malts, tar (phenolic), milk chocolate and leather. Smoky flavour, bitter roasted malts, cocoa powder, ash. Sweetish, but dominated by the smoke. Finish reminds strongly of good Islay whisky.
(Marks given are for this bottle, 33cL, thanks KB for sharing. PS. Lot A, best before 03 ’13)
From tap @ Delta BF (20 March ’11)
Heavily smoked aroma, dominates everything else. Smoked flavour, bit sweetish, harsh smoked whisky. Unbalanced. Maybe a bit young, considering the quality of the bottled version.
(draught, Delta Beer Festival, Goes)