SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharing session @ Budapest. Taste is sweet malt, with sweet espresso and mild licorice.,Finishes on the same tastings notes with a moderately long ending . Very descent Porter.
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt with light sweet balanced. Vanilla notes. Very interesting nose, not so roasted. Taste: full body with roasted malt and sweet caramel balance. Good vanilla and sweet notes. Very good, good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet roasted malt.
punkska101 (1737) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from craft beer cellar shared with dad A: chocolate, light coffee, light caramel App: pitch black minimal beige head some lacing. T/p: med to full body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft to moderate carbonation. O: a nice porter balanced by a nice bitter finish. A style sadly not brewed enough. Good job.
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger off white to tan foamy head that dissipated ever so slowly. Clingy semi-foamy lacing rings around the glass.
The smell takes on roasty cocoa and coffee beans. Light caramel tones slide in underneath.
The taste is roasty and sweet through a nice combination of the cocoa and coffee. Bitter and sweet with a nice robust figure of warmth laying down on my tongue in the aftertaste. Quick roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice carbonation about it. Roastiness kicks in on the feel making it slightly dry.
Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again.
malrubius (2585) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Black with lasting tan head and lace. Earthy mildly spicy and smoky and chocolate chip cookie aroma. Medium chocolatey roasted caramel sweetness with mild dark fruit and spicy dry finish enhanced by lively fine carbo. Medium body. Delicious and sessionable even at a relatively high abv. Should be drunk warmer than I am having it though.
rosenbergh (10367) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Bottled 08/13/15. Courtesy of olio.
Black color with a small tan head.
Licorice, dark malt and some dryness in a mild aroma.
The flavor is dark malt, licorice, mild bitterness and dryness.
A bit fizzy. I'm a bit disappointed.
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olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled on 03.08.2015.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Nutty aroma, licorice, dark chocolate and faint vanilla notes. Flavor is chocolate and vanilla, accompanied by licorice and roasted malts. Dry malty palate, short dry finish too. Pleasant and quaffable, a bit too light, I like the licorice though.
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured in a pint glass. Pours black with a thin mocha brown head and a bit of lacing. Chocolate aroma with burnt caramel, dark fruits, toffee, molasses and finishes with a black licorice note. A very nice porter.
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
he brew is dark brown but still has great clarity. drapes of lace as the brew drops...
Wow.. the nose on this one is fantastic .. it just smells "brown" ... chocolate ... brownie batter ... deep caramel essence ... great malt profile without too much hop presence messing up a good thing.
Flavor begins with a nice dark malt bite.. chocolate/carob... lite coffee and roasty malt.. a bit of malt sweetness makes the roast components linger for a bit.. long lasting finish.. almost like a liqueur..
Body is medium and nicely coating.. sorta lighter carbonation lends to a higher drinkability with the overall brew... I dig this one for sure.
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, beige head. Aroma of malts, straw, coffee and red fruits. Light bitter, light sweet flavour, malts and caramel. Quite sweet finish.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)