Metalchopz (2286) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at the LCBO, as a one time deal. Best before date on cap is written JUN08 (originally reviewed March 2008). This English porter pours a dark brown colour with very little red highlights. Its head is foamy, but turns into a creamy beige one that decides to stay a while, leaving beautiful lacing all around, thick and bubbly. The aromas are on the plum side, with touches of burn malt and coffee. The mouthfeel is kind of oily with a tiny sticking, but refreshing overall. I really like the fact that the plum is not as present in the taste. It is more like coffee bitterness, molasse syrupy and a little chocolate. Well-balanced, beautiful English porter.
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolsvart och en relativt lätt porter med undantag för den närmast brända och torra smaken av träkol. Intressant.
Hansen (6637) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CBF 2009: Black and clear. Has a beige head, mostly diminishing. Aroma has notes of roasted toast, almost burnt. Has a bitter finish. Dry texture.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Br-btl Br-lbl w/ Tom Paine, Brewed in Lewes, 4.8%)
mhgy, med bod, §co2, §head,
fresh Ts sweet malty T1 clean T2 §bitter T3 §chrcl Tf
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml botle. Poured a very dark colour with a small off white head. Strong aroma of roasted malt, withsome chocolate & coffee. Reasonably bitter in the mouth with both liqourice and coffee to the fore. Very palatable.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black colored with little beige head. Rich vinous and roasted aroma with some wooden oaky notes. Medium bodied. Flavor is also rich with roastiness dominating, thin wood and even smoke comes up. Good beer.
daniele (5387) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media buona persistenza note tostate malatate caffe cioccolato leggero diacetile cosi anche in bocca corpo medio basso buon apersitenza buon amaro più da tostaure
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bought at a deli in Petersfield, Hants. Dark brown with reddish undertones and a decent, frothy off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Full mouth feel, with more sweetness to start, bitter chocolate, coffee and spice. Decent bitter finish with a touch of raisin fruit. Very enjoyable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with a tan head. Malty with hints of smoke. Licorice, vanilla, with hints of wet paper a bit oxidized one might say oh well.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with some ruby accents and a thin tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma of sweet malt, sugar, black licorice and mild chocolate. Taste of black licorice, sweet roasted malt, anise and perhaps molasses. Body comes across with a grainy texture with almost a cola-like feel. Meh.