jrodooo5 (1016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This should be the standard for the porter style! Carbonated dark pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is a delicious blend of chocolate & roasted notes. The mouthfeel is light & creamy all while carrying through this beerís complex flavor! Itís nearly a perfect balance between bitter & chocolate sweetness! Exceptional for the style!
Vighals (1150) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
MÝrk rÝdbrun med lavt lys brunt skum. Brendt malt, sjokolade og brendt karamell. SÝte smaker av sjokolade og karamell, hint av blimsterbitterhet i avslutningen. Lite kullsyre.
Melkart (296) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well balanced. Toasted maltís aroma is chocolate. Flavour is sweet at the right point.
OllieBBommel (1088) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear, deep brown with beige head.
Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate
Taste: chocolate, bitter, sour sour
Palate: mild, bitter finish, low CO2
Overall: very nice
Rob_D_UK (782) - 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.
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - 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, thereís 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. Thereís 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 (289) - 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 (1129) - 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 Šmbar oscuro con tintes rubŪ 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 cafť, chocolate y ligero amargor. Cuerpo medio y carbonataciůn 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 (774) - 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 thatís 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 itís surprizing light in body. Not watery.
There really is not alot to dislike about this beer.
I think the flavor and itís complexity are the best part of this beer.
A little bit more foam for presentation wouldnít hurt either too.
Drink well my friends