Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.
Biroholik (613) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap @ Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez, California (16.04.2016)
Gęsty, czarny, nieprzejrzysty trunek. Bardzo dobra kremowa piana. Do samego końca pozostaje na szkle.
Bardzo solidna paloność. Akcenty kawy i gęstej mlecznej, a potem gorzkiej czekolady. Umiarkowana goryczka, czysty gładki czekoladowo-palony finisz.
bnokk (396) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like it is dark enough to have come from a grave. Beauty nougat colored head too.
Smells slightly chocolaty and slightly roasty. Not overwhelming.
FLAVOR- thin body, but amazing depth. The sip evolves from front to back starting with nit of bitterness and ending with the slightest chocolate sweetness.
Very solid porter. Bordering on stout.
AtronSeige (1132) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 5, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: Medium roasty, grape, Medium-light coffee. Light lactic.
Appearance: Clear, very dark body with red highlights. Massive light-brown head, large bubbles, rocky. Good retention.
Flavour: Medium high roast, bitterness. Medium coffee, grape. Light lactic. Dry finish with lingering roast.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. Medium warming.
Overall: Not sure if the lactic is an infection or on purpose. "Light warming" is an understatement. Otherwise the beer is nice.
660 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
Handypaul (388) - - APR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a one-finger light brown creamy to frothy quickly diminishing head that leave little lacing. Weak aroma of coffee and bitter chocolate. Light to medium body, average carbo, flavors of bitter chocolate, buttery creaminess, dark roasted malt and a lightly bitter finish of average duration.
Torrefacto (1277) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de chocolate, caramelo, toffee, ligero herbáceo y carbónico. Cuerpo medio y sedoso, sabor de chocolate, suave caramelo y final de amargor tostado moderado.
Davros (2601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows some nutty, bready and toast malt. A fair bit of milk chocolate too.
Flavours include more nutty malt and chocolate, reminiscent of Ferrero Rocher. A little sweet bready malt is present too followed by a subtle roasty bitterness.
SeniorZozo (810) - 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 (1689) - 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 (1521) - 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 (3344) - 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.