hackobock (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 28, 2015. Bottle at home, best before november 24, 2018.
Black with a large dense creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light notes of ash. Taste is light sweet up front, bitter roasted notes with coffee and ash. Finish is roasted malts, some licorice and bitter ash notes. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy texture, soft carbonation.
DanielBrown (3980) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours beautifully - jet black, with a glorious beige top. Smell is lovely. Taste is lovely. Truly a delicious beer, a delicious Porter. Great mouthfeel, great hops, great bitter choc. Sweet toast. Lovely.
rouhlas (479) - GREECE - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with nice creamy beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, cocoa. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma with some smoked wooden notes and dark fruits. Medium to full, oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.
kajser27 (72) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored, strong brown lasting head. Chocolate, strong roasted coffee aroma. Starts sweet caramel and chocolate, roasted malts, some licorice, hops and coffee charcoal dry bitter finish. Full creamy body.
60minuteman (942) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color, beige head and mini lace. Feel is medium, tons of roastiness, earthy like any good porter, coffee, chocolate and some good hop and also malt throughout the taste. More burnt.
minutemat (1944) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep black with a seductive brown head. Big sweet caramel / malt aroma. Taste is complex, grainy and hoppy. Dried fruits and cocoa contribute to a evolving, meaty taste with depth and character. Everything a porter should be in this day and age.
HammerTroll (662) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, huge brown head. If I could give 6 for appearance, I would do so. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee and raisin. Only the foam itself tastes like heavenly chocolate cake. So is the liquid. Plenty of chocolate, some coffee, smooth and slightly sweet. Medium body, soft carbonation. Wonderful dark chocolate finish. Incredible stuff.
(Svijet Piva 0,33l bottle)
tectactoe (2641) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Jet black body with a head that takes about 7 or 8 seconds to fully form. Big-bubbled, lathery & tan in color, quick to fade to a bubbly collar around the glass. Huge creamy coffee aroma backed with roasted malt, dark cocoa beans, burnt brown sugar, very faint anise, a kiss of char & smoke, & a moderate undercurrent of milky sweetness. Flavor is dense & bitter up front. Lots & lots of charred malt, heavily roasted coffee beans, burnt cacao, scorches brown sugar... You get the point. Very roasted & pretty bitter. Earthy. However there’s still a very small, yet integral malt sweetness that wafts in & out, balancing the insane roastiness just enough to make this drinkable. A little bit of smoke, charcoal, licorice, bitter chocolate, & burnt coffee bean in the finish. Medium bodied. Very tasty porter.
bartlebier (2210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle bb 10/2018, from Hopduvel. Labeled 7,4%, brewed at De Proef. "Product of Belgium" - ha! Pours a gorgeous smooth near-black with beige mocha cap. Roast coffee bean aromas allowing arabica berries, currants, red berry tartness, fresh yeast foam, cream cocoa to shine through. Very inviting. Precisely engineered brewing apparent in the smooth, clean, fresh, medium-thin mouthfeel, inviting the palate to taste: measured chocolate layers deposed upon a Wiener melange, offset by fresh berry hops, Cécémel, cultured ash, unlocateable barley sours. The cleanly postmodern, slightly soulless Warhol rendition of Fuller’s Dickensian Porter goodness.
Mesjasz (49) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, big brown head with small bobbles.
Roasty aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, hint of smoke and alcohol. Taste is Hoppy bitter, roasty malt sweetness, chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is roasty bitterness, nuts and alcohol note. Full body, medium carbonation, Oil texture. Good and complex beer.