EdKing (1875) - London, Greater London, - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. Opaque very dark brown, off white foam head. Nose is roasted malt, black coffee, slight chocolate, farmyard funky, slight sour or saison character. Taste is combination of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and slight sour and farmyard funk, little bit salty.
hohops (284) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- dark murky brown with a ruby tinge. Enormous foamy, cushiony head on the initial pour which gradually settles down to two fingers. Aroma- lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate malt, burnt toast, black coffee, hint of treacle. Taste- very bitter chocolate, coffee, dark malts, liquorice, chocolate raisin and slight plum hints, a bit of burnt brown sugar, a dry bitter finish. Good.
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A big, off-white head forms over a dark brown body. Roasted, chocolatey aroma with dark dried fruits, some foresty hints and coffee grit notes, It’s super soft and semi-dry on the palate, with a nice carbonation level. Full body. Coffee grit, roasted malts, dark chocolate, oats and a little bitterness in the flavor. Lasting roasted finish with a nice dryness. Sort of feels a bit one dimensional, but damn it’s fine. 140717
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and hint of yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, grains, caramel, coffee and malt. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, nuts, coffee and caramel. Medium body, lively carbonation.
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a large frothy tan head. Roasted malt, charcoal, light vitamins, cocoa, earthy, light funky Light/medium body, oily/watery texture, high carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Pretty flavourful and big for the abv, I am a bit undecided about the farmhouse porter idea.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with wyzzywyz22. Poured an almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma is is good porter stuff, mellow coffee and chocolate, vanilla. Flavour of light roasted malts, bitter fruity finish. A solid drinkable porter. Good stuff.
Benzai (8233) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown color, a lot of yeast residu floating in it, huge fizzy lively off-white head. Aroma is malts, iron, earthy. Taste malts, iron, a hint of pepper, dark malts, bitter. Average body, way too much carbonation. Fizzy high carbonation. Too bad, the carbonation really gets in the way of the flavor.
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a huge off-white head. Smells iron, rusty, coal, roasty. Tastes roasty, iron, liquorice, coffee, rusty. Medium body, nice carbo.
Ragnampiza (427) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a shaker glass. Bottled on 13-08-2013. Slow gusher. Ruby red/dark copper, quite clear, with a huge, thick and fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. It took me a while to pour a proper pint! On the nose toasted malts, coffee powder, bitter chocolate, light smoke/ash, sour blackberries. Very interesting in the mouth, I can definitely see the "farmhouse" influence. More rustic, much more zingy and crisp. I wouldn’t call it tart or sour per se, but there is a certain edge to it. Watered down coffee and chocolate in the aftertaste, slightly spicy and almost peppery as well. Average to lively carbonation, light to medium body, slightly oily texture. Different but tasty.