JefVerstraete (843) - BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@RBBWG14. Dark brown/black colour. Some beige foam. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, also some smoke. Easy drinkable. Well balanced porter.
77ships (3247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to JefVerstraete. About 2 years old. Pours a red hued, dark brown, small head. Smells rather sweet, roasted malts, light smoke, bitter coffee grounds. Taste is full of smoke, bitter herbs, touch tangy, roasted malts, leaves, bitter, touch bitter coffee grounds. Touch lighter body, bit oily. Not really inline with my personal preferences, the bitter roast & smoke isn’t really off-set by anything and didn’t really work for me flavour-wise.
kraddel (2318) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG14
Pours very dark brown .
Small white foam .
Smell is pretty chocolaty .
Taste is pretty metallic ( as always with porters )
Not very different than others, yet well made and not bad
SimplySike (657) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost clear dark ruby brown with tan head.
Aroma sweet, chocolate, roasted, caramel, hints of coffee,
Taste chocolate caramel sweet, burned coffee bitter.
Nice porter. Maybe to much burne in the taste.
Davhgbrew (839) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and alcohol up front. Sips creamy and malty. Caramel malt in the middle and finish. Slight carbonation, and deep coffee and malt flabors. Nice brew.
Ozckr (122) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty, toast, caramel, black, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
tmzl (57) - SLOVENIA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: Pours with a large thick equal brown head, mostly lasting. Some carbonation visible. Dark brown, black chocolate color, with amber notes. Excellent lacing. Looking like it should.
Smell: Delightfully roasted, sweet, smooth. There is dark and some milk chocolate to be found, caramel, some mild coffee, toffee. Pretty much what is expected to be. Lovely.
Taste: Milk chocolate, lightly roasted, moderate sweet middle caramel malt, light bitterness towards the end. Alcohol not detected. There are some interesting Brie cheese notes to be found too. Light note of earthy and leafy hops bitterness also.
Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body, medium carbonation. Would love to see it a bit creamier.
Overall: Smooth and classy but relatively straightforward. Good representative of the style.
martjoobolut (259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,75L bottle, BB 05.2014. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and lighter tan head. The head stays. Aroma of malt, roast, hints of chocolate. Taste follows the nose: strong black malt, roasty, little chocolate. Lively carbonation. Overall: really nice porter, but could use little “tuning” to be really great.
MOLA_DK (259) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from ØlKonsortiet. Pours very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Caramel and slight roasted aroma. Smooth, medium body, roasted, nice.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12.
From a 750mlbottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Aroma is very roasted, with a dry cocoa note, a nuttiness, and slight caramel notes.
A: Pours black with some ruby highlights and a frothy two-finger head that leaves nice lacing behind. Retention is nice as well.
T: Follows the nose closely with a more pronounced chocolate taste coming through.
P: Light to medium body with a medium to high carbonation. Perhaps a bit to much carbonation for the style.
O: A fantastic porter! Great robust roasted flavors with nice complexity and balance albeit a little high on the carbonation. Highly enjoyable porter.