Nordcore (1063) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and some spices. Light bitter, light sweet with a nice soft roasted and chocolate end. Nice
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour into the glass with a tan head that leaves wispy lacing. The nose is of dark bark chocolates, very nice. Flavors are of bakers and semi-sweet dark chocolate, roasted caramel malt, dark fruity esters, and it finishes with a toasted grain balance, with a nod to cocoa. The silky mouthfeel and smooth quaff make for a super delicious, velvety porter to enjoy anytime, as an aperitif, an complement to an after-dinner dessert, or simply a great nightcap. Very well put-together; extremely flavorful and enjoyable. Prost!
Listigovers (382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pure black with a smaller than expected dark brown head. Tons of roasted malt and chocolate on the nose. Delicious dry black chocolate rounded off with an acidic hop finish. Tons of flavour in this one, full bodied. Amazing, right what I need after my flight.
Motobashi (100) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured very dark with no real head. Just a thin tan layer. Nice lacing though. Light, active carbonation. Nice, strong caramel aroma. Strong, oakey flavour. Moderate bitterness. On the heavy side for a Porter. Close to a stout. NIce.
Silvan7 (772) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone, velata, con schiuma beige molto fine ed abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso di frutta secca (nocciola) cioccolato fondente, caffè e tostatura. erbaceo ed etereo da alcool sono a loro volta presenti. Gusto abboccato, quasi amabile nei primi secondi, con frutta secca ( quasi arachide) e cioccolato, poi un leggero amaro si presenta (sia da tostatura che da luppolatura). Gusto molto persistente. Corposa, di consistenza quasi appiccicosa, piena e rotonda. Abbastanza calda, è di grande equilibrio ed armonica.
wesardis (1) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just nothing very special about it. For the price point, I was expecting to be swept off my feet. There are plenty of less expensive porters that are every bit as good. Also not as much head as I'd prefer.
Lowenbrau (2339) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg@ London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Pours black sith some tan head. Roasty and coffee aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is dry, coffee, roasty. Enjoyable.
artyom (563) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Dark brown color with brown color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with distinctive roasted malt character. Full body and soft carbonation. Overall it’s great and tasty porter.
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally dark with a small, olive brown head and decent lacing. Rich aroma brings together roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Woodsy flavor with hints of caramel, coffee, tobacco and black licorice. Semi-sweet chocolate shines in the aftertaste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.
Teran (83) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark dark. No transparency at all. Full and rich aroma. Grand Rapids masters composed this porter anthem. Divine!