northropfrye (2910) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Tommy, for this one. Dark black with lovely chocolate brown frothy head and great lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, slightly acidic, milk, cherries. Taste is sweet milk chocolate with a coffee undertone. Great beer.
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL Bottle, purchased at the brewery. Saline and oceanic chocolate lusts after freshly hewn chestnut logs, visions of raw chocolate abound. On the palate, a rich and round beast, booming of hazlenut spread, fresh Parisian decaf, peppery charcoal, and warming alcohols. This is quite good dark beer. Solid, reliable, but nuanced, expressive, and of high quality. It doesnít overstep its bounds an make classic high gravity dark beer mistakes, like too much roast, too much chocolate malt, too much sugar, not enough sugar, or too much alcohol. It walks all of these lines perfectly and thatís why itís so damn fantastic.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-11-02. Black body with a nice tan head that fades. Good amount of green hops in the aroma, modest dry roast. 7++ Flavour is similar, rich dark malt core, good amount of green leafy hops, modest dry roast, bitterness and green hops that linger in the finish. 7+ Very smooth medium bodied palate. Very nice stuff, fairly well balanced yet assertively hoppy. Bottle via trade with cfrancis
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BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl, new American brew Anno 2010, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Porter, roasted/sweet and slightly spicy/fruity, easy to drink, very balanced, cloudy, good head, top class!, yet expensive!
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours out a dark brown with lots of mocha head. Pleasant but disappointingly weak aroma of toasted grain, treacle and hops. Itís only when I take a sip that I realise why this beer has such a strong reputation. The taste works in such harmony that itís hard to pin down the individual flavours, but itís a great evocation of dark malty goodness with the perfect volume of hops to back it up. It has the right chocolate and coffee notes but works them in rather than overplaying them. The end result is a beer unafraid to stand on its own two feet rather than showcasing the best bits of other beverages. The mouthfeel is just about as good as can be; big enough to get lost in without being difficult to swallow. Just wish the aroma was a little more forceful. Overall though a big recommendation for this one.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap Positive pie 2, pours black with a tight tan head and some lace. aromas of black coffee, chocolate. Taste rich dark coffee, dark chocolate, some sweetness, medium body with long black coffee finish.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From bottles, on draught, this is one beer thatís always been a show in itself. No matter what I was drinking before or after, it is a rare day the one in which you drink an Everett that is not the highlight of the day. And for what itís worth, dark malt flavours are certainly not among my favourite features in the broad universe of beer... So cracking up an Everett and drinking it in front of the screen, here are my impressions. A vigorous beige cap stays above the close to blackness. Ashes blend lovingly around fudge in this complex malt nose where all kinds of chocolatey nuances dominate the caramel found in many a porter. Toasted pumpernickel, cigar leafy/smokiness, leather.. the flavours are broad, varied, complementary, never heading too much toward sweetness nor toward bitterness. Hops are not subtle, but are kept under control by the sheer malt presence. Round, luscious palate, never feeling heavy and certainly not syrupy, but straightly dense and compact, stealing a vanilla kiss toward the finish, but otherwise remaining disciplined, adding woodsy, truffle, coffee laden layers and inspiring the drinker to expand its dark malt aroma deScriptors range. The texture is simply flawless, with just the right carbonation dosage, soft bubbles enhancing drinkability while never bringing forth more acidity and bite than required, leaving the rich maltiness the grounding area it needs to land its intricacies on the palate. Tough to imagine anything I would change.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared amongst friends. This has to be one of the best porters Iíve had in recent memory, disregarding the Funky Buddha stuff of course. The coffee chocolate flavors are just super intense and only got better as it warmed up. Outstanding!
ekstedt (6162) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Intense dark chocolate aroma, with some salmiak and gunpowder in the background. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. My first sample from this brewery, a good start.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for giving me this as an extra(!!). 500 ml bottle served in a CBS snifter.
A: Pours a solid black color with a brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and collar that leaves some nice sticky, soapy lace down the glass.
S: Roasted malts and coffee beans up front. Some light bakers chocolate and some toffee.
T: The taste is transcendent. Milk chocolate, nice roasted malts and some chocolate covered espresso beans all fill my mouth and run across my taste buds. Delicious vanilla sweetness with a light toffee richness to it. The finish is a little bitter bakers chocolate, a hint of burnt sugar and some light molasses as well.
M: Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Medium low carbonation with a nice combination of roast and sweet notes on the finish with just a hint of dryness. The drinkability is off the charts.
O: This is an incredibly decadent treat. Rich and creamy with great notes of roast, chocolate and espresso. This is the best porter money can buy. I will be seeking this out again, and very soon.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2012