Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A complex roasted porter with good hopping. Very nice.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when approximately 4 to 6 months of age. Bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is has a pleasant rich toasted malt character as well has green herbal hops. Taste has succulent cereals, highly roasted and wrapped in luscious caramel, nice mocha, roasted cashews, burnt oats, notes of bakery chocolate. A decent amount of herbal-spicy hops that distracts the taste buds and washes the sweetness away. Lively mouthfeel with a big body and generous but never aggressive carbonation. Nothing original here but the execution is flawless, it is flavorful, a good complexity, a high drinkability factor. A 22oz that went down like a 12oz. Very much above average take on the style. Another nice bottle I got in a trade that was gathering dust in my cellar, I have way too much good beer in my cellar, so if you are reading this I hereby invite any ratebeerian passing through Montreal to drop by house and watch me drink way too much good beer.
Storm_Warning (75) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently drinking a bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma is full of rich, dark, roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Appears as a black vessel with a short lived pillowy tan head on top. Tastes of sweet chocolate, rich roasted flavours, caramel malts and a herbal hop finish which adds to the solid dark chocolate bitterness. Silky smooth on the tongue, not too heavy but not too light either, very slight oily texture with a soft tingly carbonation. No doubt at all that this is a very tasty drop, would happily drink this again, and again, and again, and again....
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Port Street Beer House. Pours extremely dark brown with beige head. Very flavoursome chewy chocolate / toffee desert flavours, roasted malts and a touch of dark fruits. Very nice.
Muggus69 (1145) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
640ml bottle 12.03.12
Deep dark brown body, tan head holds as a small ring.
Decent aroma packed full of dark chocolate, nuts, toffee, and dark fruits.
Full bodied, quite chewy and creamy, not as thick as abv would imply.
Body continues with plenty of dark malts; chocolate, toasted nuts, burnt caramels with subtle plummy undertones and boozy warmth on a reasonably bitter finish.
Pretty good, rich yet not overly so.
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose of chocolate and burnt sugar, taste is dry, roast malts, chocolate, liquorice, bitter.
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz shared and poured a dark dark brown color initial aroma of roasted malts and chocolate and some smoke from the malts...nice on the nose and very well balanced on the tongue. nice roasted malt flavor with a nice touch of chocolate and the smoke was there as well and that’s what stood out for me. mild but very tasty.
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black with no head, although it had been open for an hour when I poured it and the boys thought it was over carbonated on initial opening. Simplistic coffee, chocolate, cola and alcohol aromas. More complex flavour profile, encompassing chocolate, cherry cola and molasses leading into a roasted coffee and smoke finish. Beautiful thick, luscious mouth feel. In celebration of the birth of my mates first daughter, Avalee.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy to the invoice of Rilester, split at Bruce’s pad 08/04/14.
Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, toffee fudge, molasses, chocolate cake.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, mineral twang, dark fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, good mid-tan head. Airy palate. Mildly tangy dark malts. Touch of lactose. That’s about it. A pretty dull porter.
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Tangy dark malts in the nose, a bit of cocoa, earth, dark berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with charred toast, burnt earth, mild tangy berries, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average, massaging carbonation. Bittersweet cocoa on the finish with further dark bread, earth, burnt wood. Not bad.
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toast, cocoa, milk chocolate, dirt, almost oxidised nose and a touch of soy sauce. The taste is roasty, toast, watery, charred wood, ash, cocoa, soy sauce and peppery spice with a dry finish. Light-medium body and average carbonation. Pretty watery. Not real depth to it.