Rastacouere (6107) - 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.
vodka4blood (77) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, earthy, smoke
Appearance: black, very black, as in oily and almost sinister, light-will-not-pass-through BLACK
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness(for a porter, In my experience so far), medium bitterness, and though the definition of "taste" here does not include smoke, I can only conclude that either people like have mutant tastebuds which can sense smokiness, or, more likely, It really really is that smoky.
Most full, complex mouthfeel & aftertaste Ive had next to weizenbock.
I feel very privileged to live less than 2hrs. drive from the brewery, and wish them all the success they deserve for producing such wonderful beer.
jdb288 (341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade. Pours black with decent tan head. Aroma is coffee first, then some cocoa, vanilla. Taste is just amazing - I was shocked at the medium-full body of this beer when it’s only 7.5%. Just a great, nicely rounded combination of chocolate, coffee, caramel, maybe a bit of licorice. One of the finer porters I’ve had.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1325) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A porter from Hills Farmstead, who knew? Shared by Rei on the occasion of Hypo Luxa heading back to the US. Drunk from a Mikkeller tulip glass. Inky black pour with a thin lingering tan head. Rich coffee with some roastiness. Light bodied, very roasty coffee flavor. Very soft smooth mouthfeel but a bit on the light side. Not complex but incredibly solid.
Hypo_Luxa (52) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and aged about a year.
Aroma is sweet raisins.
Light bodied. Coffee and very light vanilla. Liquid smoke. Mocha.
Something more there but can find it.
Would like to try this on tap.
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with low head and carb. Aroma is roast and pine with coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is similar, lots of chocolate and bitter finish
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark brown, almost black, with a thin coffee brown ring. Nose is roasted barley, cocoa, hint of roasted coffee and a bit dusty. Taste has more malt sweetness, lightly roasted barley with strong cocoa, coffee lingers in finish. Full bodies, smooth and creamy with strong carbonation. There is more malt sweetness in the taste, towards the back of the palate adding some nice depth.
Berard (207) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours black with thick creme white head. Smells of sweet coffee/chocolate with little carbonation. Substantial with chocolate and coffee flavors.
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mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with a small tan head. Fairly flat. Nose was Roasted malts coffee,chocolate, caramel. Hops hidden behind the roastiness. Smooth body. Lovely smooth finish. Now that’s a porter.
Found on tap at GoodBeer NYC
beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting notes from 12/6/12
Oil black with a small tan head. Little carbonation, just enough. Roasted coffee, banana, burnt sugar, vanilla maybe. Some resiny hop character in the taste. Finish is velvety.
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Jeffrey. Pours dark brown with not too large of head. Nose of cocoa and dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, raisins, toasted malt, graham crackers, and soy sauce. Creamy palate with nice carbonation to at some zing. Lingering palate of chocolate. Nice to see HF back in city