Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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 that’s 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 it’s 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.
ctipping (549) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. No bottle date. Originally reviewed 6/22/2012/
Pours a black body that is translucent at the edges. Billowing mocha head that almost overflows the glass. Excellent retention and even some nice lacing.
Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose. Some booze, which is surprising for 7.5%. A deep, ashy, almost burnt character persists in the background, perhaps detracting from other aromas.
Coffee and chocolate are the most dominant flavors. It really mirrors the aromas, even in the relative proportions of the flavors. The finish is bitter, but seemingly from that ashy burnt character. Again, it’s slightly boozy.
I had this on tap and it seemed much heavier and more viscous than it does in the bottle. It’s medium bodied, but slick on the tongue. The bitter ashy finish is a little detracting, but otherwise it’s good.
I don’t find this to be earth-shattering as the reviews suggest. It’s still a solid and impressive beer. Yet another technical masterpiece from Hill Farmstead, but lacking in a certain refinement that their other beers have.
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Embouteillée en août 2015, bue après 3 mois. Belle robe noire pratiquement opaque. Aucun col de mousse sauf un petit cerne timide autour du verre. Dentelle légèrement huileuse mais un pourrait dire qu’il n’y en a pas. Arômes orientés vers le malt et pain rôtis. Un peu de grains de café, chocolat aux noisettes, mélasse. On perçoit un petite touche de houblon en arrière-plan. Nez intense, complexité moyenne et à l’image de ce que peut être un bon porter. En bouche, toujours cette touche de rôti. Par contre des saveurs plus sucrées se dévoilent également. Chocolat noir, anis, caramel, mélasse. Bien malté et légère amertume boisée en finale sur une trame de fond de chocolat et pain rôti. On reste dans un équilibre superbe mariant rôti et sucré. Texture moyenne-epaisse, bon corps envoûtant. Très faible carbonation. Bonne biere.
jmgreenuk (6213) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Jeroen! Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is sweet roasty smoked malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a rich, chewy roasted sweet malt, coffee, dark chocolate, light alcohol bitter palate and a lingering liqourice bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (2057) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Black with nice but short lasting beige head. Nuts, coffee, dark chocolate, light roasted grains, ash, fudge. Towards the finish some nice fresh herbs and a light mineral touch. Medium sweet with roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with full creamy feel. Great.
deanso (7200) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with friends.
Thin tan head. Clear deep amber pour. Very choclatey in the afteraste. A very good porter
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[9/25/15] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, dark fruits. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits. Full-bodied. Really good.
Benzai (11368) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, thanks. Opaque black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, liquorice, slightly sweetish chocolate, moderately bitter finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3023) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at McGillicuddy’s. Dated 09/07/2015.
This was poured into a tulip, eh, oh well, next time mug, nonic or pint glass.
No worries, I know Sean Hill is anal about stupid shit he doesn’t know, eh, whatever.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing surrounded the glass, thick yet not too thick as it showed enough spliced delicate thin-ness to it (adequate).
The smell started off with sweet to robust and roasty coffee and cocoa moving slowly into a real nice malty aroma.
The taste rolled into the sweetness nicely with a fairly sweet to roasty with a tad of bitter coffee blending nicely. There’s a nice semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste bleeding into a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nicely underneath fulfilling a fairly light quality but not too light.
Overall, as an American Porter, it works. Its nice and definitely one to have this time of the year.
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter at home. Black liquid with a tan one finger head. Some lace. The aroma is big chocolate, coffee, anise, vanilla, and roasted malts. The tastes are the same as the aromas which is big coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and anise. Slight dry finish with a burnt malts aftertaste. Moderate to fuller body, creamy, and satisfying. Solid porter!
Koelschtrinker (14128) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Runder, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Nicht sonderlich intensiv, würzig, etwas schwach. Okay. 12/9/9/9/12/9