TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from BW. Bottle opens with an unimpressive pop - not sure how much bottle conditioning is happening. Clear, mahogany pour with red highlights and a medium beige head with excellent retention and leaving heavy lace. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. Nose is medium roast malt, molasses and chocolate. Chocolate, toffee, raisins, coffee, brown sugar and molasses. Hop profile is low, with some subtle spices Finish is medium, dry and roasty. Very well integrated, delicious and sessionable. Almost perfect.
MOLA_DK (258) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from ŘlKonsortiet. Pours very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Caramel and slight roasted aroma. Smooth, medium body, roasted, nice.
ClassyBeagle (300) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12.
From a 750mlbottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Aroma is very roasted, with a dry cocoa note, a nuttiness, and slight caramel notes.
A: Pours black with some ruby highlights and a frothy two-finger head that leaves nice lacing behind. Retention is nice as well.
T: Follows the nose closely with a more pronounced chocolate taste coming through.
P: Light to medium body with a medium to high carbonation. Perhaps a bit to much carbonation for the style.
O: A fantastic porter! Great robust roasted flavors with nice complexity and balance albeit a little high on the carbonation. Highly enjoyable porter.
angelkostvo (436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with 1 finger beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, molasses. Taste is ligt sweet, medium bitter, coffee flavor. Light to medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Too much carbonation, otherwise very nice
Jamedra (265) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
láhev 750 ml. Aroma je znát po praženém sladu s příjemným karamelovým nádechem. Pěna je jemná, vysoká, nahnědlé barvy a držící. barva samotného piva je temná. Chuť má ve středu příjemný kávový nádech s třešňovými podtóny, okraje jsou znát po praženém sladu, finiš je příjemně kávově hořký s lehkým karamelovým závojem.
rondphoto (1254) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, clear, ruby amber with a 1/4" head cover and full swirls/streaks of lace. Aroma is sweet roasted malt. Taste is the most pure toasted caramel malt possible with a light bittering appearing in the finish and lingering long afterward. This is my idea of how a porter should taste: no fruit, no chocolate/coffee, no spices, just dark malt at its best. This could be the standard by which other porters are measured.
prawlie (1018) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle into a pint glass. Very dark brown with creamy head. Lovely chocolate malt aroma, a bit nutty. Dry, malty, tasty. On the downside it has a slight acidity to it - perhaps a bit of Burton mineral salt (which technically means it can’t be acidic, but bear with me here). Overall though, its quite decent.
Rrauth (906) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From beerlicious iphone app: bottle mild coffee and roasty aroma redish brown color cloudy minimal head light bitterness light and thin soft carb abrupt finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted. Flavour is roasted and coffee. The chocolate and coffee notes are very subtle and mostly this is just rather roasted. It’s pretty good but very simple and could use a touch of something. Also, a little more body would do this good.
Borup (4406) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DŘE 2013. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and hoppy notes.
callmemickey (1864) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-black body, medium sized tlight tan head, spotty lacing. Bittersweet chocolate, tootsie roll, a little roast, and dark fruits. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, just a touch of bitterness in the finish.