thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with minimal head. Aroma roasted coffee, malt, chocolate. Taste follows suit with aroma with a touch of smokiness. Medium body, light biterness, nice porter
Iznogud (2051) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 750 ml at Olhops, Valencia. Courtesy of and shared with guys from Olhops. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, raisins, cocoa, smoke notes. Quite sweet.
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Le Saint-Bock in Montréal. Orangey brown with not too long lasting head. Really strange jammy-marmalady, extremely sweet aroma and flavour. Figs and oranges. Not had a BP like this before. Not sure what to make of it. A digestif - in a very good way! A bit of the booziness shows, almost feels like the sweetness is there to try and hide the 10%. Viscous and sticky. Not much roastiness going on there, nor coffee. Barely some toasty notes. More like just barley. In fact, it looks, talks and acts more like a BW than a BP. So I’m judging this not as a BP but something that defies style limitations. And it’s good.
katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black with a tan head. Notes of woody malts, bitter chocolate, and milk. Nice mouthfeel and not an overwhelmingly boozy taste for the ABV. Excellent beer. Bottle.
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle from Saveure Biere cons 2016-05-28 Göteborg
AR: wee smokey, milk chocolate, espresso,
AP: dark brown, stouty sand brown lid
F: espresso, milk chocolate, dry, wee smokey, hint if orange
Bawelt (459) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vraiment excellente, toute en équilibre, en rondeur.
Nez très chocolat, café, léger bourbon, un fond boisé/fumé.
Bouche à l’attaque très caféinée, rapidement reprise par un côté bourbon assez subtil, gourmand, vanille douce. On retrouvera en finale des fruits noirs de type pruneau et de (très) légères cerises griottes.
Se boit tout seul.
Taboada (742) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mml bottle tasted at home on the 05/04/2016. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked malts, coffee, licorice, wood and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, chocolate, woods, vainilla and licorice. Intense sweet aftertaste. Next one please!
laurent5345 (53) - CANADA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1040) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle. Black body. Smell is interesting. Chocolate. Nutty malts. Almost like a meaty aroma. Taste is much sweeter than expected. Chocolate is nutty with some dark fruit. Has a bit of a meaty taste, also. Not really thrilled with it. Heavy. Struggling through this a little. Really was expecting more.
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black color with an average frothy tan head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid porter.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Black color. Thin tan head.
Leaves some loose ropes of lace. Dark fruit, some milk chocolate, some molasses. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, lighter bitterness. Mild dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick. Lighter carbonation. Solid and aromatic, but just not my style. Too sweet for me, with more molasses type flavor than I’d like.