Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source : L’Office des Grands Crus (SAQ)
Appearance : Dark mahogany with a small clear fast disapearing head.
Aroma : Sweet roasted malt.
Taste : Sweet coffee with a bitter finish.
Palate : Full body and medium carbonation.
Overall : Very good, the Spanish are almost there.
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cat Bar Cat, Barcelona. Pours a black colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of coffee, mudcake, bread and grassy hops. Flavour is really smooth with roasted malts, cream, grassy hops, some biscuit and mild orange sweetness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a roasty coffee finish. Really smooth and enjoyable.
omikr0n (763) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ale&Hop, Barcelona. Pours black, lovely brown head. Aroma is coffee, malt. Flavor is coffee, malt, yeast, hint of hops.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Cat Bar, Barcelona. Opaque black with a smal beige head. Malty, buttery and slightly sweet nose with not much roast. Not much body, carbonation is low. Flavor is light sweet, with a tar note and quite some licorice in the finiah. Smooth and well balanced, but very much of a modern spanish microbrew as I’ve come to know - very subdued, low on flavor and with a strange buttery feel.
doradobotella (122) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apariencia: De color negro coronado por una capa de espuma beige no muy amplia, pero duradera.
Aroma: Maltoso y matices intensos que recuerdan al cacao.
Sabor: Maltas tostadas con notas a cacao y café muy presentes.
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and moderate hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. High carbonation. 290613
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little over carbonated, little liquorice, hop, little sweet and bitter.
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, coffee, chocolate, lactose sugar, nuts and hops. Dry finish.
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buena porter. Color negro con reflejos rojizos y espuma beige bien formada. Aromas a cereal y cafe. En Boca muestra esos mismos elementos con un final amargo equilibrado muy rico. De momento, la mejor porter española que he probado.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CatBar in Barcelona. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is grainy with some roasts, slightly sweet chocolates, and a bit of a sour acidity. Flavor is better. Lots of chocolates, a nice roast, some earth, a light bready caramel note, and a slight woodiness towards the end. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter with a harder roastiness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a light carbonation. Overall, a decent porter. The aroma smelled a bit contaminated, but the flavor was solid. Not bad.