mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Clear brown/black when pouring; jet black in the glass with a very small, light brown head. Espresso, strong malt, molasses, and treacle of the nose. A treacle and honey start and a drier coffee finish. Lovely smooth mouthfeel and very well balanced. To me this is the perfect example of what a no-gimmicks stout porter should be.
mikeyo1 (233) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aged 2 years. Beige medium sized creamy head and an almost back liquid. Sweet roasted chocolate aroma with notes of coffee,dark bread, caramel, red fruits , and a light vinous touch of plums. Bold and smooth & oily mouth feel. Roasted but not burnt taste initially of coffee, chocholate and earth. Finish is dry and chocolate bitter with notes of licorice, salt, dark fruits and subtle vanilla. Lingering bitterness.
s_hartshorne (1504) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffee choc roasted malts taste is same good smoke good bitter finish. Nice full body. V good
AtronSeige (646) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Malt: Roasty, light caramel, cherries, . Light hops.
Appearance: Very dark amber with red hues. Light-brown head. Long lasting. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high roasty, medium-high bitterness. Medium sweetness, dry finish. Chocolate, cherries, lingering bitterness, light coffee.
Mouthfeel: medium-full body, silky, medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Complex and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
330 ml bottle, poured.
12B. Robust Porter
paologalloni (124) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
È la porte. Con scorrevolezza e intensit. Si sentono bene i malti in una birra dall ’ aspetto elegantissimo e da un corpo veramente lubrificante
defcon84 (10) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black beer with tan foam.. chocolate, coffee, roasty, .. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, creamy/oily full body, bitter finish.
PeatyPete (392) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The label says: viscous, bittersweet, dark. After pouring, I can only agree with that. Dark color with cream-coloured head that also is creamy in structure. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is full and the texture is oily.
lassemi (21) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body. Taste is dark with coffee and chocolate. Bitter after taste but still very drinkable.
A new favorite for me!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet, malty aroma. Not much more because of thin head. Black as night, head is tan and thin. Toasty, coffee notes. Chocolate comes through, but is light. A rather medium body beer. Overall, a good beer to drink.
maxwelldeux (3691) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at an Ola Dubh "vertical’ bottle share. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose is slightly earthy and very roasty. Taste has some slight chocolate elements to it, and is also slightly earthy. Very smooth and tasty. Great base beer for aging...