bigben873 (93) - Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - Smells like a nice java stout
Appearance - Deep dark brown, light head
Taste - slight smoky flavor
Palate - Creamy finish
Overall - Iím not a huge porter fan, but this is a pretty tasty bear for a variation.
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes: Poured into A Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A - Pours almost black, with a fleeting head that dissipates into nothing. Not a trace of lacing.
S - Roasted malt, old coffee grinds, licorice, cocoa.
T - Roasted malt, has a slight smoked flavor, dairy and cocoa, minor chili heat.
M - Medium to moderate carbonation, medium body.
An average porter, not what I was expecting. Chili is muted at best and has very dull components. Seems a little forced and underwhelming. Dairy and cacao are present at the end but donít mix like milk chocolate would. Itís a good drinker but itís not worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and pours like a stout / porter. Smells like a porter (maybe itís too cold right now?) Tastes interesting and fantastic! Cola and coffee with some pepper sharpness though the most interesting thing is how the pepper hits ya in the back of the throat in the finish! Very cool, unexpected and tasty. Mrs. Brooha thinks it would go great with cheese of some sort.
Prokroustis (576) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black body with a quickly diminishing off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, licorice, spices and plum. Sweet spicy flavour with lots of pepper, plum, licorice, a hint of coffee. Interesting, although a bit too much on the spicy side.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Rich roasty aroma, slightly dry, earthy and savoury rather than sweet. A little Chocolate orange as it opens, perhaps? Pours basically black, with just a ruby glint, and with a tight but brief beige head that settles to a ring. Full in the mouth, pleasant carbonation. Lovely roasty retronasals. Slightly more burnt taste, but not astringent. Something odd - a bit of plasticine, off in a way, a little dirty definitely. On swallowing, the palate feels like it was almost a little thin and watery. The finish is dry and burnt, and with just a gentle dry barky and almost smoky bitterness. No chili, but I had a home-made curry for supper, and I like to make bottom-burners. (6:4:7:4:13=3.4) Ruined by the plate of beer snacks I just gave myself, alas - they make it even thinner, and really not so good at all (6:4:6:3:12=3.1)
Theydon_Bois (3387) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at Ales and Tails, Twickenham - 02/03/13.
Light black/Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears edgeward.
Nose is dark malts, chocolate, spice, peppery.
Taste comprises dark malt, chocolate, spice, dark berry fruits, tar, peppery.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, peppery in the finish.
Fulfills the pepper title of the beer very well - drinkable stuff.
pivnizub (8046) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Very, very deep ruby-amber coloured, presumably clear, auickly collapsing tanned head, roasty to smoky sweetish-fruity nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; slightly drier, slightly more bitter, but still sweet-caramelly finish with a t h r o a t - s c r a t c h i n g peppery aftertaste. The pepper spoils the beerÖ
makromaniak (115) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay...i have to use the amount of characters that Ratebeer says soooo...nice porter but a bit unbalanced...nice try though
Vaiz (2708) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fiddlers. Black pour, no head. Aroma is roasty, very spicy, some chocolate, yeast and some ash. Flavor is dominated by spicy peppers, hot and roasted. Quite dark, harsh and with a thin body. Still a likable brew.
Camons (3755) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Johns. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, little pepper. Flavor malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and later on a nice pepper burn. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice warming peppers in the finish. 220113
saxo (11503) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, chocolate, chili pepper, vegetables and hops.