fjb (26) - BRAZIL - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fantastic porter with hazelnut. smoth drinking, beige head. good taste. very enjoyable.
boxofrane (2436) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at railroad. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is big on the hazelnut with a bit of chocolate and roast. The taste is a nice mix of chocolate, hazelnut, almost like a truffle. Well done
DocLock (8569) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose is strong hazelnut, dark roasty malt, cacao. Smells great. Tastes of dark malts, hazelnut, cacao, with a complex finish and more nuts, cacao, and malt.
alethol (122) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, almost black. Aromas of hazelnut, chocolate and coffee. Same taste with hazelnut dominating. Medium body, creamy and slightly sweet. Very good and distinctive.
douglas88 (7327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium white head. A big smoky, nutty, huge chocolate nose. The flavor is dark milky chocolate, ash, toast, big nutty flavors, gets that juicy purple flavor of hazelnut. Very good. Put this on ice cream- not me, I’ll drink it, but someone can. Awesome. Metallic.
BuckeyeBoy (3661) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is great sweet milk chocolate some nutty notes along with a nice roast malt kick. Taste is more of the sweet milk chocolate nutty notes must be the hazelnut and a great end.
TH28 (263) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. 4/6/15 bottle date. Appearance: Deep brown/black and opaque, with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, roast, and a distinct nuttiness. Smells like dessert.
Taste: Rich roast and toasty malt sweetness, with underlying chocolate and nuttiness throughout the palate.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with slight creaminess, and low to moderate carbonation.
Finish: Slight lingering roast and nuttiness. Hint of bitterness.
Overall: A rich, toasty and roasted Porter, with a nuttiness that would make it the perfect complement to a German chocolate cake.
thorongil2 (1766) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small beige head; aroma of cat pee, roast, nuts; balanced flavour, bit nutty, with a long, medium bitter finish, well hidden alcohol
berntholer (1432) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light beige head. brown colour. aroma is bit offish, hazlenut, roasted malts. taste like aroma, hint of chocolate aftertaste slight bitter. rather thin watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle
Bulk_Carrier (2774) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated 05/04/2015.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a thick dark brown color close to black. An off white one finger head dissipates into a messy sticky stringy lacing.
The smell started off with the chocolate, pretty thick and as it warmed, a gentle hazelnut makes its presence to assist in the balance.
The taste started sweet through the chocolate and once again as it warmed, light hazelnut broadens the taste. The aftertaste definitely had a long milk chocolate leading into a wet chocolate finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. Its actually more of a sipper to be honest. Carbonation felt right as a porter and the chocolate and hazelnut helped to smooth things out nicely.
Overall, I’d say this was a pretty nice chocolate hazelnut porter, hits all the right spots. Would probably even be better on a chilly Autumn evening.