DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks zvikar. Very dark to black with a very light brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee beans and some dark chocolate. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.
Handypaul (162) - - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small light brown head that disappears quickly. Kinda light on the aroma side with hints at best of grass and hay. The taste is also rather light for itsí style with a light to medium bitterness. Again, rather thin palate for a porter with average carbonation, medium body and a dry finish. Though itís brewed just down the road from where I live, you might think that Iíd rate it higher, it is just not that good.
samsmith33 (317) - - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour. Decent head. Coffee nose. Crisp carbonation. Hickory, chocolate. A bit of unpleasantness, almost vinegar-like; but decent flavor.
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great color and character. Smooth aroma without the bitter aftertaste of some porters. Comparable to Guinness without heaviness and better flavor.
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mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with big big tan head beautiful. Not much aroma slight roast. Taste is very thin light coco so so porter
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle (thanks to Dave L from PA - drank Apr í12) at room temperature into a snifter to an off black, dark chestnut brown colour with a thin tan head which soon reduced and dispersed to little more than a puddle atop the glass.
Lacing present above the beer line throughout drinking.
The aroma was non too powerful. A little roasted malt with a modicum of coffee and biscuit in the background.
A solid tasting porter dominated by roast malts and chocolate, the latter which I didnít really pick up on the nose! A little tobacco and wood in the background and a sweetish malty finish.
The mouthfeel was just right for me, medium in body with a smooth finish and minimal carbonation. This beer invites you back for more with every sip and I only wished I had another bottle to crack open!
Overall a decent porter and certainly one Iíd go for again. At room temperature from the off, this beer got better on each reviewing field, the aroma and appearance were ok, but the all important (to me) taste and palate were excellent!
Definately one to visit again!
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks zvikar. Pours dark brown with a dark tan wave. Deep roasty aroma with some wood. Tastes sweet and roastish. Light body, soft carbonation.
HeistAlmighty (1043) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Nice looking pour, solid black with a mocha head. Taste and smell are pretty standard for a porter, roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Slightly herbal hops on the finish. Creamy body. Overall, this was a very good representative of the style, nothing bad, but nothing special or different.
Derek881 (946) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a dark brown/black color with a dark ruby hue along with a small creamy-foamy off-white head with low retention, and modest lacing and cling. Its aroma had a roasty chocolate and coffee malt complex with notes of earthy and grainy hops, along with some oat and caramel tones. Its taste was sweet roasty chocolate with light coffee and some bitter grainy and earthy notes along with a touch of oats. It was a fairly wet beer, and was a touch watery with a creamy body, featuring average carbonation with a touch of fizz and a dry finish with a somewhat chalky aftertaste.
PhatB420 (602) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a pint, color is dark midnight, black magic marker. Taste is malty, roasty, dark choco, mixed nuts, grainy granola, and sweet sugared molasses. Head is tiny and leaves an inconsisten ring round the glass. Body is full, mouthfeel is dry and sweet. Name fits the beer, as one can picture either enjoying one near a stovepipe or in a stovepipe. Nice VT brew.