elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a dimpled mug. Pours a dark brown-red, with a pillowy tan head. Aroma is complex--some roasted malts, some hoppiness, but all with an overriding saltiness. First taste is quite smoky and salty--not unlike bacon. As taste opens up more, roasted malts and a sourness become more apparent. As with aroma, the taste is somewhat dense and not easy to resolve. Yet, it is clear
to me that this is a porter I’m drinking. Mouthfeel is pleasant--slightly thick, with a light, lively carbonation. In sum: A good beer that could be better if I could get a better fix on the aroma and taste. Not the vest
smoke beer I’ve ever had, but decent.
elbernays (653) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home shared with Sean. Pours oil black with no head. Smoky coffee alcohol aroma. All smoky dry alcohol flavour. Woody dry finish.
Lowenbrau (2339) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 07-09-2014.
BBD: 15 Jun 2012.
Pours black with some tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Light body, average carbonation, oily texture. Smoky, roasty, some sweet aromas. Taste follows the nose, subtle smoky, roasty and caramel. Dry finish.
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: 2011 vintage. Deep brown pour, fully black in the glass. Foamy light-beige head skims to a bubbly film & collar quickly. Aroma contains mild smoke, light char, sweet hickory, roasted malts, faint chocolate, & a hint of caramel. Taste has lots of dark prune, currant, & some dark sweetness to it. Light roast, smoke element is very soft with a faint metallic twinge & a touch of tartness in the finish. A little bit of sweet chocolate syrup, too. Medium bodied. Hoped for more.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6167-20140131] Bottle. Kitty litter and sawdust and roasted breadcrumbs aroma. Black cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted wood grain and toasted coffee flavour. Full body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(Vintage 2011; w/ blankboy, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Stuu666 (4015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, too fizzy, light smoky taste.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this one followed the Schlenkera line-up, which perhaps was not fair, but whatrya gonna do? I really dig the common malt character of many of GDs maltier beers. it stands out in this beer, which acheived the roasted malty goodness i’ve some to expect really well. notes of chocolate and a hint of smoke, especially relatively speaking. nice dry finish. where it fell short was the baltic part. didn’t get that at all, especially at 6.2%. oh well, a pretty good beer that i was hoping would be great."
miquelcrush (1542) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. July 11, 2011. Pours a deep black color with an ok tan head. Aroma is of smokey malt with some cocoa lingering. Dark chocolate taste with a nice, smoked malt finish. For being 3 years old, this porter aged very well. Milky texture as well.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer.mits from Colorado, it tastes like coffee, chocolate, burning peet, pilsner malts and portor on top of it all. I can find no foults with it.
ThirstyBird (1754) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pure opaque black/brown with a beige head. The smell is roasted malt, smoke and fruit. The taste is rosy, deep fruit, licorice ends a bit dry and smokey. Overly carbonated a bit rough.