hawker (12) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Trying to be a bit too fancy, not a real porter, but not a real ale. Not too tasty, drinkable...
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml @PBFVIII, bought from Boston
Dark amber color, small white head. Slightly hoppy, light toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Caramel, some toasted notes. Lingering light bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit conservative.
adnielsen (7600) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of a chill trader bro. Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a creamy, lasting brown head. Roasty chocolate, a touch smoky, caramelized grainy, light coffee aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, a touch metallic, cola, burnt, a touch smoky, sweet malty flavor. Doesn’t blow me away but it is enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with slight woody notes. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Coffee, chocolate and a bit of wood. Full bodied with a slick texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, pretty darn good.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a tan head. The aroma and flavor have some toffee and caramel notes as well as some roasted malt. There is a small bit of hop flavor as well as some ashy smoke notes. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, wood and some nuts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Chudwick (1576) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber - pours dark rub brown with tan head and good lacing. Nose is coffee roast and pine. sip introduces caramel and grapefruit. Hoppier than I expect for the style. Smoky aftertaste. medium to heavy body. Despite the low ratings, I happen to like this one on the account that it’s autumnal without tasting like fruit cake or potpourri. I see myself drinking by a warm fire on the first "cool" nights after summer.
samsmith33 (263) - - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is toffee, caramel. Pleasant , but somewhat weak. Dark brown , blackish pour. Very bubbly. Taste and mouthfeel is almost cola like. Some coffee and caramel. Not bad...interesting beer.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Slightly hazy ambery brown colour with small off-white head. Aroma is wood, canilla, caramel and some slight wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, some slight roasted notes along with quite strong tart wooden notes. This left a bit strange in my books.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF VIII
Aroma has sweetish woody notes, some caramel, toasted notes and vanilla. Flavour has sweet caramel and toffee notes. Also some vanilla and wood. Definitely not your typical stout. Also makes me wonder what barrel was used since I cannot taste it.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, lingonberries, grass and bread. Flavour of floral hops, sweet caramel, bread, cardboard and bread. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a dry finish with some maltiness. Surprisingly thin.