Otje (677) - Veendam, - DEC 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l batch79.
Red-black beer with a biege head.
Sourrish in smell and taste, coffee and some chocolate in the nose.
Lots of coffee and chocolate in the taste too, bitterish and some acidity.
Typical porter althought its rather sourrish, its good, nice one.
Strange combi of sour and hops, but very well balanced.
MF is a bit sticky.
Lowenbrau (1466) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hop punch, quite bitter, roasty, quite dry. Coffee, liquorice. Tough one, enjoyable.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 02/05/2011. Dark black body with a medium creamy brown head.
Rich roast chocolate and molasses aroma, slight raisin.
Sweet fruit, chocolate and molasses flavor with light smoke.
Medium full body mod high carb.
RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is pretty cool. It has a fairly sweet taste of roast and chocolate upfront. It sort of peters off, then all of a sudden there is a huge dark coffee resurgence that lingers. It’s really good.
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Batch 138, 2008 vintage....best by Jan ’10...
Pours deep brown with a huge, fountain-cola, slow gushing, dark head.
Aroma is smoke, chocolate.
Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, roast coffee, malt.
A slightly tangy bit of dark fruit.
Very, very, nice.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog rating 12-06-2008. Bottle and Batch NR 79. This beer pours a medium size tan frothy, fizzy head that mostly diminished, opaque body, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malty, chocolate, coffee, and roasty. The flavor mimics the aroma. The palate is smooth, thin and watery. This is a thin bodied Porter. Overall, this beer is too thin and watery tasting given the style and the flavor just did not do this beer justice.
AirForceHops (2369) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, purchased @ Julio’s Liquors. (had in my cellar about 6 months) Intensely dark brown with large beige head. Bottle has a bit too much carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, mild coffee, some dark fruits. Dry roasted coffee, roasted grain, hints of licorice and a bit of a citrus hop. Although the citrus is barely noticeable. A bit of lactose sugar as well. Medium in body leaning on the full side. The texture is on the creamy side but the fizzy/ over-carbonation hurts it I feel. Still really tasty.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL Bottle, on sale at Kingstown Liquors - North Kingstown, RI for $3! Tangy, metallic roast aroma. Flavors are solid. Light woodiness, a bit of cherry juice and some distant chocolate. Maybe just a nip past-peak, but still very solid and a good bargain at this price. I did, however, expect a richer, more oily beer.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Norse Porter ABV 6.5
Black. HUGE tan head. It may have been my glass... but no other beer poured into it has done that.
Dry hay smell, roasted malt.
Burnt malt dominates the beginning and middle, ends with a bitter aftertaste. A solid taste, though not complex.
Moderate body, medium to high level of carbonation.
Good overall, but nothing too special.
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Explosive carbonation when opening the bottle. Once things calmed down, really nice aroma with caramel, toffee, chocolate, and raisin. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma but is still very pleasant. Starts sweet and bready and finishes with a mocha/coffee bitterness. Overall a really good beer, but keep your mop handy.
superspak (1908) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, batch 158, bottled 5/8/2008. Pours a nearly pitch black color with a small 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, biscuit, wood, herbal, and a touch of smoke. Nice and pleasant aromas; with good strength and balance. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, raisin, licorice, biscuit, herbal, coffee, and slight smoke. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, biscuit, licorice, and raisin on the finish for a good bit. Very nicely balanced flavors, with a nice big malt backbone that is not cloying. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all as expected. Overall this is a very nice and pleasant porter. Nicely balanced and robust flavor profile; and very smooth. Really enjoyable stuff.