dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I admire the use of restraint in reference to the peat additions, but the harsh, bitter aftertaste erased any interest I had in the fairly subtle balance of peat, bittersweet chocolate and roast. Meh.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark sepia, thin cream ring drops quick. Porter qualities, light peat and plum but neither prominent. Flavor bitter, low height, cake and dark chocolate roasts through end. Bitterness strong, very balanced.
MadRobin (1703) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a thin light tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, berries, dark fruit and mild peat.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, peat, bittersweet chocolate, berries and sour cherries.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
Nicely balanced with gentle sour fruit and smoky peat flavors blending pleasantly with the roasted malt flavors.
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Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown porter with a thin creamy lacing brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate with dark fruits, light peaty notes, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice fruity dark fruits and chocolate with balanced smoked bacon, vanilla and alcohol warmth. Well done.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pretty much black color, beige edge head. Aroma of dark chocolate brownies. Taste is similar, with burnt edges.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast malt, and dark fruits. Flavor is bitter dark malt and fruit with earthy hops, light smoke and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy, beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, light plums, floral notes, and faint earthy notes. Flavor is rich, roast malts forward with supporting dark chocolate bitterness, dry earthy notes, ash, and faint dried fruit; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some salt, bittersweet chocolate, light peat, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light peat. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
boddhitree (56) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drunk in a snifter at BrauKunstLive! 2013 in München. Freigeist’s Peated Porter was also very interesting. It was full on peaty/malty all over the tongue, not smoked malt, though. I liked it, but maybe only as something to mix it up once in a while, but my friends hated it. It had a thick, silky feel and went down well.
jfb (3465) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of ash, sweatsocks and peaches, with a hint of garlic and physalis. flavour is mostly smoked ham, roasted malts and earth, quite musty, with a herbal-hoppy medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.