Derek881 (1250) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a coffee mug (better than nothing) to drink. The beer had a rich, slightly thick black color with an average-sized creamy tan head with average retention, good lacing and cling. Its aroma featured malty notes of chocolate and caramel, a light touch of coffee, and some touches of earthy and grainy hops. It was a somewhat sweet and malty beer with a caramel and chocolate blend along with a very light earthy bitterness for balance. The beer was fairly creamy and a bit wet with light-to-average carbonation and life along with a filling, smooth mouthfeel. Thank you to Katie for sharing.
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a hint of umber when held to the light. Moderate sized tan head with some decent lace. Toasted to roasted malt, light earth and dark chocolate. Slight dark caramel sweetness. Dark chocolate, light roasted malt and light herbal hops in the flavors. Fairly light in feel. Finish has some tar and ashes. Pretty much what a porter should be. 3/11
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark brown thin tan head. Toffee is the main standout. Brown malts add and some coffee bitterness finishes to nice crisp porter.
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Bourbony chocolate aroma. Taste is malty roasty goodness. Highly carbonated.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A nourishing small porter. Tasty but a little too sweet to be sessionned.
How: Bottle 22oz, a few times, generally fresh.
The look: Mostly clear dark mahogany body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted cereals with a dessert-ish sweetness and almost nothing in the way of esters and fruity notes. Body is medium in size and well carbonated. Taste doesn’t surprise nor disappoint. Roasted cereals, black liquorice, dark caramel, cacao beans. Low in the hops department. A little too much sweetness sensation for such a low abv beer but nothing that really prevents drinkability. Overall, a nice but unexceptional almost-sessionnable porter/stout. Yet another rating for me, and I’m very good at writing superb beer ratings, I write beer ratings I can be very proud of until I get close to the end and then I ruin everything for no apparent reason double-penetration.
weihenweizen (3130) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber from blutt59, March 27, 2013, poured into a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights and medium/small beige head. Aroma is roasty, medium body, medium carbonation, and some thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, roasty, coffee, some caramel, and herbal hops.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 650 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Bottled 12/02/13.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear dark brown color, small teal to tan head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent. Malty, dry, harsh, bitter taste. Bitter, grainy aftertaste, some dry wall. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, dry medium bitterness that is harsh like.
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"smooth beer! compared to the 3 crappy to pretty good porters we had over the last couple days, this one was great. Very nice hop aroma, but the nose was lacking the roasted malt/chocolate. They were present in the flavor a little more, with a light hop balance, which was nice. Again, really smooth. Better than any other Firestone beer I’ve had (in 2008)."
Cunningham (6955) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown color with a tan head. Coffee, vanilla, mild roasted, mild fruity and chocolate aroma. Really nice. Medium + body. A bit fizzy carbonation. Fine bitterness. Chocolate, raisins, coffee and toffee flavor. Unusual but nice porter.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Deep amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Malty fruity aroma, spicy notes, toffee, caramel, raisins, some vinous notes. Fruity chocolate flavor, spicy, caramel, coffee, raisins, some banana. A bit strange, thin and not very interesting.