tomer (1474) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, small long lasting creamy head, pitch black colour, aroma of wood, figs, carob, coffee and dark bread, flavour of dark bread, hints of coffee and dried fruits, medium bitterness, some alcohol showing. Quite nice.
Boekanier (41) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Appearance: Pours a very dark brown beer with a huge beige head. Aroma: very malty and slighty piney, hoppy. Taste: starts sweet, ends with some lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel: quite some carbonation, effervescent. Decent beer, maybe a bit too heavy on the bitterness.
Momodorian (10) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore nero impenetrabile.Densa.Schiuma color cappuccino persistente. In bocca sa di malti tostati,castagne,caffè e cioccolato fondente. Finale amaro e lungamente persistente...non si dimentica facilmente!
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 28/III/14 (2013-1151) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, huge creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, caramel, sugary, coffee, little hoppy. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee start, mocha, grains, sugary, caramel, hoppy, red fruits. Aftertaste: bitter hops, fruity notes, caramel, coffee, very bitter hoppy ending.
TBone (11727) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @Bir&Fud, Roma
Murky brown color, big cloudy beige head. Toasted malty aroma. Roasted, coffeish but also vegetables and harsh flavors. Also body is a bit thin for 7 % "robust porter". Maybe not in top condition.
bobroman (254) - Torun, POLAND - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intensive coffee and roasted aroma with a hint of hops. Medium, durable, thick, beige head. Black body with ruby reflexes. Very intensive taste of coffee and roasted malts. Finish has even more intensive bitterness. Long hoppy bitter aftertaste.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beige head disappears with structured lacing. coffee colour. aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, spices. taste like aroma with a bitter finish. soft carbonation, quite dense body.
erickok (3037) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied, beige head. Cacao, bready, toffee, dark and herbal hops. Really bitter, very tasty, grassy and pine hops. Excellent taste despite being strong. Really nice!
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Mr Smith for this one. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light semi dry palate. Light touch of dark malt. Sweet aromatic ginger that carries no real heat. Light dry finish. Pleasant!
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, thanks to Leighton, 31/07/13.
Murky dark mahogony brown with light floaties, not a looker for sure, tinkered with a 2 but settled on a 3!
Nose is burnt toffee, drk fruit tang, light roast.
Taste comprises dark fruit, soapy notes, light roast, not much depth for a 7% porter.
Medium bodied but a little thin ad watery for a beer of its ABV.