XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share by Chris, Big roasted malt, chalky coffee roast. Similar taste, nice hops in the finish, nice body.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Three Penny. Pours a deepest darkest brown oily liquid with a tan head. Big malty aromas with lots of complex flavors going on. Very filling full bodied brew. Delicious.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a super dark brown head. Nose is intensely roasted, coffee, resinous hops, inky, burnt malts. Flavor is super coffee, super roasty dark malts with a heavy roasty acrid dark malt bitterness but very full, thi k and rich. Bitter finish. Really quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, massive thanks to Leighton for gifting me this one, 20/09/13.
Pitch black with a mahoosive coffee tan head that dissipates but retains well. This really looks the bollocks!
Nose is roast malt, cocoa, molasses, chocolate maltesers
Taste comprises chocolate malt, light mineral notes, cocoa powder,
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth and massaging on the palate.
Totally justifies its place as the number 1 stout !
madmitch76 (13081) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th January 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, big fluffy tan head. Softish palate, light and airy. Light touch of dark malt with a good streak of medium chocolate (ie not dark and not milk). Super light roast. Very modest citric hop provides a counterpoint. Trace of red berry fruits. Airy finish. Pretty fine porter. LIght and super drinkable.
dctriman (57) - USA - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, not great IMO. Reminds me of Southampton Imperial Russian Stout. Probably would smooth out some after a bit of age.
neepsntatties (1094) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of Rick G. from Lardo. Colour...basically black, with a very thick, tan head. Nose...milk chocolate, macchiato, chocolate cream and a bit of booze. Palate...eminently creamy with gobs of chocolate ganache and fondant. There’s a velvety feel throughout the palate and plenty of milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. The booze is present but melds exceedingly well. The finish is dryish but still sweet. A delightful treat and one of the best porters I’ve EVER had.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. More or less black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, toffee and some slight earthy notes. Flavour is roasted, toffeeish, some ashes and mild earthy notes. Balanced, and though the cap did leak (due to tiong who brought it), this one was nicely balanced.
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF VIII. Thanks tiong!
Aroma has hay, some licorice, sweetish feeling with English hops and some cocoa. Flavour is slightly tart with licorice, smoky notes and some dark chocolate. Rather nice but I expected even more.
lusikka (5180) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, grass and dark chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, spruce, wet earth, grass and some hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a very dry mouthfeel. Finishes mouth-drying and dry with malts and grassy bitterness. Some oxidation is present, unfortunately, but still a good beer.