hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog rating 12-13-2008 (Bottle-Best Before 01.06.2009 and thank you to jsquire for sharing) The appearance is a small tan head that mostly diminished, very little carbonation observed, one ring of lacing, and an amber hue. The aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate, and hoppy. Ditto for the flavor. The palate is smooth and this is a medium bodied Porter. All-in-all this is a very quaffable beer, worthy of a try and a beer that I would not only recommend, but a beer that I would drink again if it were to come my way.
The_Kendall (7) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Father in law delivered me this sucker, good stuff Bill. Like a weak slightly fizzy stout, made to a 200 year old recipe it was nice to taste something a bit different. Like.
tdtm82 (1304) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought from my trip to the brewery. Poured into pint glass at home. Thinning marginal head. Opaque black colour with some faint redness.. A really old skool porter this one. On the nose prodominantly peat, a marginal whiff of smoke and some roasted burnt malts. The texture is of peat; leather, a nice vanilla edge, roasted malts and burnt toast. I’m enjoying this and this is actually exceptional. Please don’t ignroe the old porter styles. I do love porters and this is a style which needs to be continued. Would love to compare this to Meantime’s and The Kernel’s porters.
Ungstrup (30938) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of chocolate and berries. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and chocolate as well as light notes of burnt malt, leading to a very dry bitter finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.
thedm (5205) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from JSquire at a rating party poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-opaque softly carbonated light brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt caramel malt burnt malt and licorice. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish malty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt and mild brown malt. A decent one that I would consider smelling again.
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with a hint of alcohol. Dry and malty flavour with a roasted touch.
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought from the brewery whilst on holiday in February 2009. Black and poured with a small head.Malty and slightly smoked.The burnt smokiness lingers for a while.An all round excellent porter.
jsquire (3797) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brwon color with a foamy beige head. Big chocolate nose with some roasted grain and burnt toast notes. Flavors of chocolate, plums, dark toast, with a long finish of almost burnt coffee. Very nice porter. I would drink more of this if it was available. Thanks to cgarvieuk for the one I got.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with cgarvieuk. Pours a dark brown that allows light to pass with a thin off-white head that completely disappeared after the first sip and left no lace. Very pleasant aroma of malt with chocolate, mild smoke, and some earthy peat notes as well. The flavor is malty as well, but there is much more smoke in the flavor than is present in the aroma. In addition, there is some very mild chcolate and peat. Dry, almost chalky, at the finish. An interesting and enjoyable porter.
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<b>Bottle 50cl. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark</b>
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, smoke - peat, burnt and coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Bitterness is peat bitter. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (230808)