Tognetta (278) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marrom bem escura, quase negra. Espuma densa marrom, de média duração. Aroma licoroso, achocolatado, toffee, adocicado levemente café. Paladar levemente adocicado, com amargor crescente mas leve, bastante café. Aftertaste confirma o café e amargor. Corpo leve, baixa carbonação. Uma porter muito bem equilibrada, sem excessos ou sensação aguada de algumas outras conhecidas.
joergen (23307) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Taphouse.
Clear dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and bread with notes of dried fruits.
Fruity and light roasted flavor of caramel and bread.
Light roasted finish.
Borup (7478) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Black with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, fruit and chocolate.
Christian (11700) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fermentoren. Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and coffee with diacetyl. Sweet malty flavour.
melush (1264) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl.
@ La Birra.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet / Malta tostada, chocolate, dulce.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa powder, roast, some nice sweet brownie type notes into a nice roasty coffee note, touch of yeast into a bit of red fruits. Taste was a mix of cocoa, coffee, roast into a bit of dark fruit, slight caramel, yeast, finishing slightly sweet, dry.
zach8270 (3810) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and light roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Chocolate and coffee at the start of the flavor with an incredibly smooth middle and a light wine-like finish.
Alengrin (3119) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robust porter seeking to connect with the rich and old porter tradition from the British Isles, named after the founder’s daughter. Interesting: "we hope to begin a new tradition of brewing (...) that any black beer lover will enjoy". These noble ambitions aside, this brew has a lot to offer indeed: colour is a very dark burgundy, not to say black, under a relatively thick, creamy, dense, pale beige head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma is strong, complex and perfumey for a 5% ABV beer, and displays everything I expect from an American interpretation of porter: tons of coffee beans, frying bacon, bitter chocolate, beef broth, raisins, fresh paint, fresh rosemary, port wine, vanilla beans, paprika, iron (but in a good, ’bloody’ kind of way - sorry), a very faint suggestion of fennel seed, faint hint of smoked herring, coffee liqueur, dried ginger, dried orange peel. Dryish and ’light’ onset, crisp, dried fruits, raisins, freshly cut vegetables (thinking celery or carrots), weak background hint of charcoal, soft carbo, with a smooth, powdery mouthfeel, middle phase consists of lingering but very restrained fruitiness over a full, soft and bready caramelly maltiness, slightly metallic but not disturbingly so, quite nutty too but low on the chocolate department, which I suppose distinguishes this from a stout. Finishes primarily malty, caramelly, but slick and not cloying at all, with peppery and earthy hops playing a balancing role, along with a long-lasting, black coffee-like roasted bitterness; alcohol remains completely hidden, as ought to be the case in a beer of this strength. This is a very fine robust porter indeed, exemplary for its style, with a remarkably high drinkability. Cheers to miss Chelsea!
ken1 (1211) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted malt and fruity sweet.
Flavour: roasted chocolate and fruity sweet. Watery mouthfeel.
Colour: dark reddish brown with an offwhite head.
Rasmus40 (13505) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 281214