Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at home, poured into a snifter, ABV 5.5%
Chestnut brown colour on the body, clear and transparent when hold against the light. Small and thin tan head, good retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of coffee, light roasted malts, miljy chocolate, iron, something herbal.
Lots of metallic notes on the finish, ruining the initial flavours of dark fruits and light coffee. Aftertaste is where it shines, with more dark fruits, chocolate, toasted malts. Still some herbal notes or spices-like flavour, giving it a weird touch.
Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels. Nice dryness on the palate coming from roasted malts.
Okay beer, not what I would call an ordinary porter although at moments it seems so.
MisoW (3203) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, plums. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, coffee, caramel, roasted malt.
kermis (11055) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, used mostly to make a nice cottage pie. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, dark fruits and wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice enough but a strange porter. Will have to wait and see how it turns out in the pie.
wheresthepath (2123) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jim- cheers! Pours chestnut with a moderate beige head. Smoke, plums, treacle, gravy and cough mixture with a dry ashy aftertaste. Quite liked this one.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark Red Brown in colour. Very Malty; dark chocolate, espresso coffee, roast malts, caramel, toffee, smoked malts. Some fruit sourness. Quite pronounced smokey taste. Sweet roast malty with drying finish. Very drinkable. Nice Porter!
dutchbeerpages (2272) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant to drink, soft palate with chocolate and a dry, chalky nice aftertaste. The redness isn’t too pleasant, yet the head on it is long lasting.
Bottle from the M&S store in the Kalverstraat, Amsterdam.
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M&S, Den Haag.... Yippee! M&S are back :-) Poured a clear reddish brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is a little smoky, light fruit, malt and some yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth smoky spiced, malt , light hop bitter palate with a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. This was a very drinkable beer indeed. Very malty, nice and chewy. Deserves a higher rating IMO.
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from M&S The Hague.
thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Very nice porter.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red brown. Smells of chocolate and malts. Initially sweet then finishes with a slightly smokey bitterness.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Opaque almost black ruby beer. Initial metallic taste soon dissipates. Cocoa and some milky sweetness. Decent bitterness.