tomciccateri (979) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml capped bottle, labeled 5%. Slightly malty aroma, tan head, medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry malty flavor matched with effervescence (bottle-conditioned?) Clean and tasty.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Huge topped-up, brownish head, over dark chestnut beer with, indeed, a purple shine. Lots of caramel, toffee, liqueurish, sweet bread, like a Bock. Warming up, I get more dark candi sugar. First dry taste, leafy, then sweet-bready, going over again to dry, rather toasted taste. Caramel seeps in, making up for a very malty beer indeed. A bit of Valerian retronasal. Gives a probably exaggerated full bodied impression, slick, viscous nearly, but in fact, the beer is a bit thin, really. Good amber ale, for lovers of a good malt dose.
Keeper (249) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milan’s beer. Amber color,creamy head, cherry aroma. Fantastic body structure, very balanced.
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice birra rossa -- altbier? I can see that. Unfortunately this beer does suffer, a bit, from "doppio malto" disease here in italy where anything that’s more than 5% and dark needs to be sugared, or so it seems. Porpora does succeed in remaining somewhat dry and even a bit hopped so as to begin to fight back against the overwhelming tide of caramel and sticky sugar. Good beer.
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Draught at the brewpub.
Brown-amber color, enough dark and bubbly. Creamy and long-lasting head. Bitter and decided aroma of malty and wood. Medium prickly taste, structured and lightly dry. Overbearing and long-lasting bitter.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-amber color, creamy head. Light malt and cherry aroma. Good body structure, enough malty, a bit yeasty.