Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small, creamy, tan head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavour is caramel, roasted malt, chocolate and a bitter coffee end.
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a really nice looking foamy clingy lacing sticking around the glass.
The smell had a nice sweet to roasty to earthy chocolate maltiness combining wonderfully in a light bitter under current of coffee. Continuing on as it warms, there’s a nice light vanilla arising to complement the rest of the flavors.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined them pretty well. There’s no aftertaste but it has a decent dry sweet chocolate finish.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it.
Overall, I say this was a wonderful English Stout to have again.
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small to no beige head. Dark cola. Roasted & sweet. Very balanced. Tongue biting. Crisp hops. Good.
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 500ml. Copa de Vino. Color ámbar oscuro con tintes rubí a contraluz. Corona bronceada que se disipa lentamente. Aromas torrefactos redondeados por matices subyacentes chocolateados y cafetosos con leves notas de caramelo quemado. Entrada maltosa con sabores de café, chocolate y ligero amargor. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar cremoso y algo sedoso. Leve amargor herbal en el seco final. Notas suaves de avellana y madera se despliegan en el prolongado retrogusto. Muy bien equilibrada y deliciosa.
500ml bottle. Wine glass. Dark amber color with ruby tints to the light. Tan head & slowly dissipated crown. Roasted aromas rounded by chocolaty & coffee hints on the backside & slight burnt caramel notes. Maltous upfront with coffee & chocolate flavors. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy & slight silky palate. Slight herbal bitterness into a dry finish. Light notes of hazelnut with slight woody hues are shown in a long aftertaste. Very well balanced & flavorful.
Leini (740) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Brown body with a mediun head. Chocolaty, with a low carbonation.
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pleasing beer to look at. Color is deep brown with rubby high lights. Has a tan or beige head that’s about average, nothing special.
The aroma is of rich raosted malts some coffee and chocolate.
A very good tasting beer that is complex as stated on the label.
Starts bitter roasted malt taste, then a nice belt of maybe smokey coffee and some sweet cocoa. Finishes smooth and dry in flavor, maybe even a bit of biscuit at very end. Sweet.
You would think that this beer should be thick and chewy but it’s surprizing light in body. Not watery.
There really is not alot to dislike about this beer.
I think the flavor and it’s complexity are the best part of this beer.
A little bit more foam for presentation wouldn’t hurt either too.
Drink well my friends
Wolfbass (901) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Direi che è decisamente un buon bere, forse me l’hanno data un pò troppo fredda, ma va giù che è un piacere.
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Appearance: dark clear brown/black, small beige frothy head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, lovely chocolate, notes of coffee, toasted flavours, low carbonation, medium body, light bitters towards the long finish. Overall: fantastic Porter, well balanced, complex aroma, delicious palate. Bottle at The Jugged Hare, Victoria.
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours extremely dark brown with burnt toast and liquorice aroma. Taste has an initial sweetness of rich caramel and chocolate with charcoal earthiness, chocolate malts and a long bitter linger.
lassemi (21) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, almost completely black, with minimal head. Nose is dark chocolate and some hops and smoke. Taste is of dark chocolate, caramel, dark malt. Bitter finish, like very dark chocolate. Minimal carbonation.
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