rouhlas (2402) - GREECE - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, from trade with Frank. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, chocolate, cocoa, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Oily to full silky body with soft carbonation.
beastiefan2k (3329) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Porter Blind Tasting #3. Biggest head of the blind tasting. Pretty dark brown head. Darkest beer of the blind tasting. First major aspect on the nose is coffee (afterwards, I actually interpreted this as phenolics). Its got some dry bitter leaf, which seems like a hop character. Not strong but the strongest of the blind tasting. Flavor, is clean, similar coffee (phenolyics), light hop bitterness. And again a mild fruity-tutti aspect. Afterward, I was glad to drink this beer and experience it without the hype. Decent stuff but definitely nothing spectacular (as has always been my experience of HF porters/stouts).
bellco33 (653) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: This might be the best porter in the world. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Aroma of roasted goodness, earth, leaves, and light cocoa. Flavor is more of the same, very dry, full body, fantastic beer.
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500, capped. Consumed in Everett, Washington. Oh, the humanity. Thanks, M! You sure do know how to hook the guys up. Really appreciating all of these. Pours an opaque ebony with a loose, falling light tan head. Beautifully balanced cocoa nose, with soft wood notes, light earth, distant bittersweet chocolate. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, cocoa, earth, and roasty malts on the mid palate. Beautifully balanced and coherent, just gorgeous.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a really good and really roasty porter. I think I like it less than Ed Fitz and a few others but it’s still pretty damn great.
jbruner (3828) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouttle thanks to trade with bigda83! Pours an opaque black from 500mL with thin lacy brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of roasty malt, earthy middle, and dark chocolate undertones. Taste is more toward the chocolate, with a bit of fruity yeast character. Thicker than normal porter, and definitely well done, but not sure it’s as great as everyone makes it out to be.
Whatup14 (1493) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté de stoned99, merci Alex! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka riche et crémeuse. Arôme de chocolat, caramel, malt torréfié, café moka, un peu fruité. Goût de chocolat noir, malt torréfié, café, bonne amertume. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense, crémeuse.
Bule (1721) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from 08/2015. Pours a black color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppiness from start to finish. A little skunky and chocolatey.
Mep3222 (1157) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasted malt aroma and flavor. Dry but a slight sweet finish. Almost a cocoa like dryness. Full flavored but light enough to be an easy drinking porter. Slight smoke feel but that might be more the cocoa dryness? Super balanced and an awesome porter. Such a flavorful body but without a sticky palate and super easy drinking for how much flavor it has.
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Nickls (2316) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nearly black, thin khaki head. Malted milk and toasy chocolate. Flavor is malted milk, chocolate, slight toast. Medium slick body.