KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle The pour was a dark non-transparent black with a slight mahogany hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that had decent retention thus leaving behind some good spotty sticky lacing.
The aroma was not overly strong although the first thing I did notice was the scent of smoke, then a whiff of some burnt chocolate malts, a mild resin hop and a nice heavy dose of a leathery yeast with mild hints of coffee and molasses.
The taste was very malty and a tiny bit sweet with a touch of chocolate and a hint of molasses at first then slowly progressed into a mild bitterness with a nice coffee note and a mild smoky finish. The flavor lasted a nice ling time allowing the robust dark Porter flavor to linger on and on for full enjoyment.
Mouthfeel was somewhere in the middle of medium and full in body with the texture being creamy and a little dry with a very soft carbonation.
Overall a fantastic Porter with just a slight touch of smoke, actually more in the aroma than the taste.
Stuu666 (3167) - 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 (6031) - 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 (1474) - 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 (1477) - 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 (1672) - 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.
Inbreak (2325) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
19.03.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Big slightly fizzy-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, sour-ish smoked ham, grass, caramel, paper, broth, licorice. Taste is slightly sour-ish, dark malts, grass, sour dark fruits, caramel, weeds, leather, hints of licorice and smoked ham. Little bitterness, high carbonation. Fair enough, probably far away from it’s best since it’s overcarbonated.
ej (770) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a large and fluffy tan head. Aroma is smoke and dried meat. Also hints of wood, tar, liquorice and loads of malts. Taste is smokey, moderatetly sour and a lightly sweet finish. Very high levels of carbonation makes for a fizzy palate. Semi dry finish.
Beerhunter111 (8089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, rauchig, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bittere Schokoladig, Torf, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte.
Ferris (4749) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Peat, smoke, dark fruit, molasses and roast malts. Jet black with a thin head. Pear, smoke, chocolate and dark fruit and malts.