Brouwerij (883) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 4/8/14. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head, settles quickly with minimal lace. Aroma is sweet, toffee, caramel, nutty malt, caramelized sugars. Flavor is big toffee, nutty malt, fairly sweet with a mellow, nutty, toasted, and mildly bitter finish. More caramelized and toasted than dark and roasted. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture.
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
07.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, roasted grain, coffee, licorice, chocolate, grass. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malts, sugar, roasted grain, hay, licorice, caramel, chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a small caramel head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, leather, sour-ish licorice tones, hints of grains and alcohol. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, grains, hints of licorice and port wine. Medium body and carbonation. Fair enough, but nothing out of the ordinary.
kraddel (2429) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle , looks very the same as this picture , but the chair is red, so are the tittles and they switched places ( porter above, mikkeller below ) . 8 ABV on the bottle.
Pours black, dark brown head
Smell is intense, typical porter characters are there , plus a nice amount of chocolate .
Very gentle carbo
Nice taste ! Bit bitter, chocolate, that porter-metallicness in a very balanced way . Very drinkable .
Rather sweet, dark aftertaste .
Very balanced and nice !
antonstoop (149) - - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple yet impressive brew. Quite intense roasted malts, cute caramel and interesting breadiness, bit smoke makes this one special. Some vanilla, some licorice in background Nice balance. Nothing extraordinary, but interesting and enjoyable brew
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Grzesiek79 (2959) - Radom, POLAND - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo palone i wytrawno gozkawe piwo. Oczywiscie jak na porter czarne, gleboko geste z ciemno brazowa gigantyczna piana i trwala. W smaku palonosc spora slodowosc oraz ciemny opiekany chleb w tosterze. W zapachu nuty bzu lilli oraz karmelu, chmiel takze dosc intensywnie wyczuwalny. Kawa zbozowa i czekolada z duza iloscia kakao. Swietny porter. Mistrzostwo
mike_77 (2714) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is quite boozy with some sweet vanilla and earthy tones. Very thick texture. Flavour is very strong. Bitter with burnt roasted malts and sweet with some vanilla and fruits. Peaty, earthy flavours are a bit overpowering.
calm_dreamer (129) - GREECE - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black medium body with a finger of creamy brown foam. Fills the nose with mocha. Hints of coffee, alcohol and oats are there too. Same taste, leaves the feeling of cocoa in the mouth with a bitter mocha aftertaste.
Paradise (3) - Hellerup, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with huge lacing. Aroma is a little coffee, roasted malts, some dried fruits, a small amount of hops. Simply amazing porter!
zenkis (497) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this is one porter to be an example. Strange cause it has no huge advantages compared with other buddies from style but it is what porter should be to me - intense dark malts both aroma and flavor, to me it seems roasted malts dominant, even some burnt touch. Black it pours with dark brown, thick top. Not so malt sweetness oriented as stouts, but still has malt bill in front of all other aspects, seems hopped also richfuly cause overall bitterness is high. What I liked that it was more than medium bodied, thick-full mouthfeel, average dry finish. Very decent.