rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from European Local Swap. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and tobacco aroma, cocoa, soot, dark bread, some faint hops, caramel. Roasted coffee flavor, sourish, vinous, salty, some soot. About to turn sour.
rayaron (361) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 330ml. Deep brown with low brownish head. Light woody aroma, pickles, roasted malt, light coffee notes. Roasted malt flavor, a bit woody, light sourness, faint vanilla notes. Medium carbonation, Medium-bodied. Probably will be better in a few months (last date is Sep. 2015).
drfabulous (4196) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce botle from Tov Taim. Lots of carbonation in pour. Decent aroma. Light body. Slight chocolate.
kevnic2008 (8513) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with frothy small head. Aroma coffee, burnt malts. Slightly dry.
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle courtesy of Erzengel@kevnic2008’s exotic Kurstadt tasting 12/07/2014. Thinner deep mahogani pour. Healthy roast, mildly dosed like in a Bioladen. Assertively carbonated, shooting loads of that superficially-oaked toast to the roof of the mouth through a thin body. Neither creamy nor intense as advertised, still fine, style-typical porter.
Shain (87) - ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours very dark brown with a long lasting, dense, beige head. Aroma is weak, with notes of malt, yeast and sweet, earthy roasted notes, very slightly smokey (in a whisky kind of way). Mouth feel is lightly creamy to oily, with medium carbonation. Tastes of gently sweet malt, chocolate, roasted, slight coffee notes. Earthy, not too bitter hops. No sour notes, some tanginess in tongue. Very very light, easy too drink, well balanced, slightly to the sweet side. Bitterness is very mild. After taste is weak, chocolaty, toasty and sweetish. Not too complex or interesting, but not boring either. Quite nice, will be happy to drink as an easy day-to-day beer with friends or during dinner.
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to DSG! Smooth with a very high carbonation. Dry, dark malt, fresh but not too deep. Dry-malt with a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Not too deep. 8/12/7/8
Beerhunter111 (8409) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, Kaffee, zu viel CO2.
eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well as many others have said, this is arguably the single best beer brewed in Israel. A solid porter, comes across both as a traditional and modern interpretation of the style. Begins with a excellent strong aroma of dark chocolate and oak barrel notes, rich and fresh. The appearance is absolutely flawless, a solid completely opaque brown black color with a good proportioned and long lasting khaki head, also good lacing noticeable. The taste is roasty, oaky, and rich chocolate and coffee notes, as advertised. The mouthfeel is very full-bodied, minus a point for being a little too carbonated. Finishes with a oak and dark chocolate aftertaste, distinct from anything else I've had before. Also coffee bean in the finish. I don't usually enjoy woody flavors in beers, but in this case it complements the chocolate cocoa taste well. Also something of a smokiness to this brew. So a complex and sophisticated brew overall, well crafted! I want to try more from Negev brewing, although I doubt they can top this!
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine one with some really thick body and nice aromas of chocolate and coffe. Porters will never be my favourites but this one is classy with a warming background.