fjw1972 (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite dark beers. Coal black, yellowy cream head. Soft mouthfeel followed by a really complex set of flavours. Liquorice and dry roasted malt bitterness. A nice hoppy aftertaste as well.
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a jet black with thin mocha cap. Aroma is lusciously deep with dark fruit, caramel, some cocoa. Taste is full on cocoa, brandied fruit, sweet caramel. This tastes more stout than porter, the mouthfeel is viscous and not watery. Very good.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet porter with a bit of everything except carbonation. Ok.
How: From a bottle at Mondial de la Bière 2011
The look: Near black body with almost no head
In long: Nose of sweet and fruity “dark” stuff. Taste is oily black cake, some dark fruits, a cold cup of black coffee, some tobacco leafs, soft black liquorice candy. A bit too sweet for my own taste but I would have probably enjoyed it more if it wasn’t for the deficient carbonation. As it is, it was just ok. Rating #4200 for me!!! A milestone I’m happy to share with my ratebeer friends, because in movies they change the names to protect the innocents, on ratebeer we chose nicknames and stupid avatars to protect us from our spouses.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Pours a nearly still opaque dark brown. Aroma is rich chocolate and dark fruits, hints of blueberries even, very enticing. Full bodied, with heaps of flavour, lovely fudgey chocolate, plums, blueberries, background flavours of treacle, vanilla, black tea. Soft silky mouthfeel. Light acidity in the finish. Good length to the flavours. This is the most satisfying porter I’ve had in a while, and one with old-school english character. I need to find more of this!
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Mondial 2011.
Appearance : Pitch black with small head.
Aroma : Lots of coffee, light chocolate and light acidity.
Taste : Great coffee with light chocolate and again light acidity.
Overall : Nice chocolate and nice coffee. Quite complex. Not sure about the acidity.
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. 020711
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a near black brew with dark red hues with a fizzy brown cap that vanishes instantly. Really good aroma with depth. Roast, mild molasses, vanilla, light spices, plums, warm chocolate, faint hints of coffee, raspberry. The flavour is pretty good as well with hidden characteristics. Mild bitterness, licorice, hints of salt, roasted malts, plenty of richness, alcohol, plum, I dig but don’t love.. maybe it’s the extra alcohol. Fairly smooth with an alcoholic bite and sweetness and ends malty and strong. This is a good beer - a beer worthy of another go.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 9 2011; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of cappuccino head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, candied fruits, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee; mouth: roasted malt, candied fruits, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, finale in roasted malt with presence of acridness, medium-full body, not much carbonation, oily texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 9 juin 2011; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse cappuccino, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, fruits confits, mélasse, chocolat noir, café; bouche : malt torréfié, fruits confits, mélasse, chocolat noir, café, finale en malt torréfié avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, texture huileuse; en résumé : bien
czar (5699) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours very dark brown with a little head, some retention and lacing. aroma is cocoa beans, vanilla, alcohol. taste is full of smoke, loads of bitter chocolate and coffee, hint of sweetness. medium grassy hopping, medium body, smooth, soft carbonation.
bax (1290) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 2 / 7 - 2011) < mobile > low brown head, black color, roasted aroma, roasted taste, slightly thin malt body