ThirstyBird (1483) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JefVerstraete @ RBBWG 2014! Pours brown with orange highlights and a tan head. Smell is roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. The taste follows the nose ending with some char and dry. Light/Medium body with nice carbonation
hohops (226) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Very, very dark brown, almost black but not quite. 1 finger of a creamy mocha head which gradually fades. Aroma- very nice with lots of coffee, bit of chocolate, roasty bitterness. Taste is slightly creamy with burnt malts, milky coffee, burnt toast, long-lasting finish full of coffee bitterness. A really good porter.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: 28/II/2014 (2014-91) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!
Clear brown beer, aery irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: grains, hay, cow fodder, some chocolate, mocha, coffee. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: malty, grains, mocha, toast, little bitter, cow fodder. Aftertaste: burnt toast, pretty hoppy, grains, cow fodder. Very Anglo-German profile, but not too bad.
JefVerstraete (1199) - 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 (3592) - 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 (2792) - 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 (808) - 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 (930) - 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 (238) - 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 (82) - 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.