Koskela (301) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smell chocolate in this beer. Its a dark brown with a nice creamy brown head. Taste a dark chocolate and slight bitter taste. Its medium bodied with a little nutty flavor. Not a bad porter. Worth a buy.
stevehill62 (6) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hints of coffee and chocolate. A bit thin and lacks a body. Overall a decent porter
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koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting on February 17. This is quite different than what I’ve come to expect for a porter. The pour is a medium to light brown, almost ruby, with a smaller tan head that lingers around a bit, with minimal, spotty lace. The aroma is quite bland. There is a little hint of chocolate, and an inkling of coffee, but nothing else. The flavor matches the aroma to a tee. The mouth feel is thin, slick, and the aftertaste does finish with a nice light chocolatey dryness, which is one of the best qualities of this one
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours black with light white head. Aromas of dark chocolate and dried coffee. Flavors of black coffee, cocoa and roasted barley . Very dry. A tad metallic. Very nice.
peponi (463) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasted malts, some chocolate.
Appearance: nice dark brown color, beige lasting head.
Taste: medium bitterness (alcohol), roasted dark malts, ashy, coffeee substitute, dry.
Palate: full body, medium carbonation, long roasted finish.
Overall: Classical English Porter, quite enjoying.
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good but odd for a porter. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is musty choxolate. Taste is a funky porter. Interesting.
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very different porter, served in a pretty innovative and unusual bottle. Nice chocolatety flavours that you’d expect of a porter and smooth finish but really not a patch on the Fuller equivalent
ThirstyBird (1707) - 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 (365) - 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 (5148) - 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.