elbernays (1211) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours dark brown. Good clarity with thin to no head. Aroma is lactose, Ester dark fruit, coffee, chocolate. Sweet dark fruit with lactose. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth. This isn’t a traditional Porter. It’s like a sweet stout.
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Jack has a nice creamy and persistent foam. It smells not of much, but in terms of taste it is pretty good. It has a pleasant taste of English licorice and also has a hop profile that is somewhat atypical compared to type. The alcohol is prominent and it is a porter who is incredibly tasteful and rich.
Mister_Li (871) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klares dunkelbraun mit wenig Schaum. Röstmalze, etwas Kaffee, Karamell, angenehm würzig, im Abgang leicht bitter.
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with a thin off-white foam head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, toffee, and hints of roast. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, some roast. Has a light body, with a crisp feel. Good.
snoworsummer (4530) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy bubbly tan bead. Tastes like sweet chocolate malt, roasted nuts, and woody with a hint of ash. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, nutty, chocolate, woody, light earth.
puboflyons (3052) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Lots of milk chocolate in the aroma. Some earthy hop notes. Light to medium body. The taste has a big milk chocolate sweetness with a dry bitterness lingering at the end.
YorkshireG73 (55) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Craft Beer Cafe Halifax. Nothing like a porter but good. When cold from keg smooth with initial nutty mouthfeel like melted hazelnut ice cream splashed with a dash of Speyside single malt. Well balanced. Very slight porter hints once warmed up. More mellow smoky roast comes through with a slight berry aroma. Hint of vanilla pod. Now I’m getting marshmallow - this beer is like something created by Willy Wonka. Now the hops are coming through with more roast after 20 mins. Bitterness towards the last mouthfull like cold espresso. Brilliant beer.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ DTF ][ Tasting ][ Snifter ][ 7.18.15 ]
>> Clear cola brown pour, weak foam, Nose is anise, brown sugar, mild trashy esters, brown banana. Taste is cola, dry for style, licorice, earth, old tasting, salty, dirty. Hmm.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark pour, tan head, nose and taste are coffee, chocolate, pretty good
RedSox2004 (1629) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with mahogany red highlights, two-finger foamy head and patchy lace. Aromas of roasted malt, grain and a touch of coffee. Roasted malt flavor up front followed by chocolate, licorice and hints of dark fruit and earthy hop. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation and a dry finish.