ZupaKino (25) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of malts, marzipan and cherries. Thick head. Sightseeingtour bitterheid in the thin chocolate taste.
HerrBierkoenig (370) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 04 03 15 Pours clear brown to red liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: coffee, plum, red fruits, malty, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light sour, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, malty, Palate: medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation, long roasty finish, Overall: good complex porter, more coffee notes than chocolate notes.
Xstream (176) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is sweet milk chocolate stout. Flavor is less creamy as I thought. Quite fresh and watery, but nice. Mild Sweet with medium stout bitter.
MarcoDL (2448) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black/brown, with a small head. Thin body. Aroma is of sour malt, strange. Taste is sweet, with malt and chocolate and subtle vanilla. Has a slight artifcial note to it. Okay beer.
LomYst (556) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bittersweet chocolat, gets darker and sweeter in the back... Some roasted sournes also but only a little... A bit watery but it has a nice burnt finish...
Garrold (1907) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ah. Now I’ve sussed what I’m supposed to be rating (I think a rebrand may have taken place).
330ml bottle. Waitrose. Clear, dark, ruby red. Thick, bubbly, beige head, that I suspect won’t last. Dried vine fruit. Cocoa powder. A hint of rubber, or at best, leather. Taste is cocoa dry. Some bonfire toffee sweetness. Palate is dry, and thin. Finish is, too. Feels sickly and artificial. There’s something about Meantime beers that I can’t get on with, which I know is my loss..,
Maarten1993 (402) - - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank 19/9/2014 while watching The Office. Promising name but the taste is a bit watery. Sweet hints of soft chocolate, but very faint. Thus, not rich. Too bad of the wateriniss, still an okay beer though.
edsspoon (593) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had things claiming to be ’chocolate porter’ before but this one I actually felt really deserved it. Bottle - clear red with a foamy light brown head which quickly fades to a thin ring. Good lacing. Aroma of loads of vanilla with chocolate. Taste is milky chocolate, cocoa and vanilla with cream and light bitterness to finish. A bit too sweet to drink more than the 330ml bottle. Silky medium body with low carbonation. A little sticky.
MisoW (1904) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, olives, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate, coffe, hints of olives. Bittersweet chocolate finish.
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nõmme Comarket in Tallinn (ca € 3,30), August 2014. The label says ’Chocolate Porter’; ABV is the same as here, so I reckon it’s the same thing. Pours very dark brown with a red glare and a big light creamy head that retains quite well and leaves a lot of lacing. Nose is overall sweet with milk chocolate and tart cocoa prominent, also slightly roasty and bitter. Gets maltier as it warms. Tastes chocolaty with strong bitter aspects there too, slight tartness and bitterness also present. Medium body, soft carbonation. Finish is roasty and bitter. Some warmth coming from the alcohol.