peponi (433) - 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 (1145) - 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 (1674) - 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 (338) - 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 (5030) - 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 (1532) - Ghent, 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 (4215) - 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 (3557) - 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 (948) - 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.