Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
oured from the tap into a pint glass
The color is a dark black with some maroon highlights and about two fingers of foamy brownish head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is roasty with a little dry malt aroma. There is some dark chocolate aroma in the nose that has a coffee roast like aroma too.
The taste is roasted malt and is filled with a nice dry chocolate flavor that sets back a bit to hang with a coffee flavor that mixes with some nice toast burnt flavor.
The feel of this beer is complex but smooth as it goes down with ease and has a silky aftertaste that is more enjoyable then a lot of Porters I have had. This one is one of the better ones.
HKdIPA (129) - HONG KONG - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gooden Taipei. Light black pour with fluffy tan head. Sticky lacing. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavor is bright hops at the beginning then roasted coffee flavor. Very nice to have such hoppiness in this sort of porter. Palate is a bit lighter than ideal for this type of beer I think. Dry bitter finish with a bit of coffee and booze. Very nice porter.
CacheManyHose (110) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased from Gooden in Taipei. Opaque brown-black with fine beige head and lots of lacing. Smells strongly of coffee with some malt and ripe fruit and smoke in the background. Tastes more acidic than the aroma, burnt roasted malts with some very bitter hop and coffee to balance. Body is a bit watery but has nice fizzy carbonation. A great porter.
Bamsen78 (2417) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with rocky but stable light tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt and liquorice. Dark flavour of malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Sweetish aftertaste with notes of coffee beans. Very nice.
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with pretty beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt and dark bread. Flavour is chocolate, roasted and medium bitter. Certainly this must be one of the nicest porters out there.
MichaelAwesome (3023) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ein feines Nogne und ein feines Porter dazu. Mild, mit Anteilen von Rosinen, ein wenig Kaffee und geröstetem Malz. Cremig in der Konsistenz und mild in der Perlung. Kein verrücktes, aber eins mit Klasse. Daumen hoch.
McTapps (3022) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Meilby - thank you so much, for it, Kenni! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste of malt, roasted barley, nuts, torf, chocolate, coffee and dark berries. Dry finish with some nice and gentle roast aromas. Enjoyed it.
w_adwersarz (59) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch Black. Totalnie nieprzejrzyste. Piana ładna aczkolwiek dość szybko uległa redukcji, ładnie oblepia szkło. W aromacie palona kawa i czekolada, zarazem kwasek czuć od kawy.
W smaku kremowe ale bez nadmiaru ciała, średnio w stronę wysokiego wysycenia.
ej (618) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, looks black in the glass. Large fluffy tanned head. Aroma is rich malts and subtle roast. Nuts, almonds and a sweet bready note, hints of chocolate as well. Taste is well balanced, malt-driven but perfectly rounded with the bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation.
Karol (508) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Overall watery for my taste with a low body. Nice porter characteristics no doubt. Some tasty sweet fruit backbone. Bitter chocolate finish. Alcohol warming. Pretty good.
samsmith33 (317) - - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok. Aroma Is Charcoal. Dark black pour, slightly creamy looking head. Taste is Coffee, Ash. Disappointing. A bit distracted while drinking, so maybe have to try again in future.