Rastacouere (6129) - 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 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.
Ionlyrate5s (77) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Light tan foam along dark brown to black brew. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate. Big roasty nose, oh this was wonderful. The big malt flavor and well balance roast to help balance. The coffee and toffee really shoots through. Great Brew!!!
katrinaez (55) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep rich coffee and chocolate. Smells sweet. Enjoy in cozy weather. Would go well over vanilla ice cream
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate character of bourbon in the flavor and aroma. Very heavy roast, and a thick, heavy palate. A good porter, but unfortunately ruined by bourbon.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from a bottle share. pretty nice to finally get to try this one, wish i could have had more.
dwm1034 (637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016. Thanks. Pours almost black with minimal head. Nose is sweet chocolate with coffee; inital taste is chocolate / coffee sweetness; chocolate grows as it warms. Medium to full body; creamy texture; low carbonation....nice sweet finish. Very very tasty! Lives up to the hype.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/VII/14 - 50cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a (2014-804) Thanks to ??? for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, lots of chocolate, bit of chlorine, caramel, dried fruits, bit sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some chlorine, chocolate, bit of coffee, little bitter. Aftertaste: coffee, cocoa powder, chocolate, little sour, bit hoppy.
lapalou (24) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark smooth mouthfeel, great deep malty was, slight chocolate. Fantastic porter from growler share. Nice complex finish. Everything a porter should be.
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a dark brown/near black with dark cherry hues when backlit. Head fades quickly to edge with spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, tobacco leaves, smoke, and pleasant coffee bitterness. Flavor is same with balanced roasty notes with bittersweet chocolate bitterness and malty sweetness. Full bodied, and moderate carbonation. Bitter chocolate finish.
mikedR (1213) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The epitome of the perfect porter. Seriously. Beautiful mouthfeel. The taste is the absolute right combination of dark malts, sweetness, and roastiness. I swear I even taste a wee bit of bourbon, but I could be hallucinating. This is one good beer.
rxeight (1313) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2L growler. Massive thanks to my friend Matt. I owe you big time. I honestly didnít have that big of expectations for this one. Damon was kind of disappointing. Thought this might just be hype driven. Boy was I wrong. I have no idea how a porter can be this good. Perfect balance of roast and sweetness. Coffee, caramel, campfire, chocolate, cookie dough, twix bar. Every sip a new flavor. Before opening, I was wondering if the growler would be good tomorrow, assuming we would only drink half. Now Iím worried 67 oz might not be enough for me and my wife.