reakt (948) - Greater London, - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, shared with MesandSim and suesbeerblog.
Pours a russet brown with a thin but lasting beige head, not quite the pale golden lager I was expecting. Has a sweet and malty nose, slightly earthy. Taste is similar, grainy, nutty, toasty malts and some caramel sweetness, kinda reminded me of a Belgian dubbel in a way. There’s a smokey, mineral element which one can only assume is a result of the unique brewing process, or possibly a little peated malt added for effect? None the less, it does the job. Ends with a subtle hoppage in the finish but falls a bit thin on the palate for my liking, however, that’s just me being picky. Tomme always does the business and I’ve enjoyed everything, including the ’Spoons colabs, from Tanya Cornett so far so my hat’s off to the both of ya for this intriguing brew.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from draft at sheffields. Dark brown pour with a ton of fluffy off white head. Grain and malt aroma. Odd that it tastes like a light lager in a dark body pleasant. Chocolate notes with a malty aftertaste. Like it.
BucannonXC5 (567) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Polite Provisions in University Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: May 8, 2013
Consumed: May 8, 2013
Poured a brownish black color with two fingers of khaki tan frothy head. Lots of sporadic khaki lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down.
Smelled roasty malts up front. Also chocolate, caramel, toffee and nuts. Reminded me a bit of a Newcastle.
Tasted similar to the nose with roasty malts and nutty malts coming through the most. Also caramel, toffee and chocolate with some bitterness on the tongue after.
Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
I probably gave this beer a bit better rating than I should have. It definitely had its moments.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Angels Trumpet. What an odd beer? Just read description about rocks not sure what that contributes. Pours dark brown/reddish. Nose of sweet candy licorice. Tastes of dark earthy flavors, nuts, caramel, brown sugar, biscuity, grainy, and some dark fruits perhaps. light lager mouthfeel.
bax (790) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 17/04-2013) Medium beige head, dark amber red color, sweet caramel aroma, slightly odd taste.
coreyc1221 (59) - USA - APR 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There’s a common taste in most of Port Brewing beers. I want to say it’s a combination of nutty and creamy. Subtle, but reoccurring. This one had a bit more kick than I expected. The color threw me off for sure. Vanilla Nutty cream with a zingy aftertaste. Great beer!
Dfonorow (716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with a small tan foamy head that fades after a few minutes. Aroma is light and dry with notes of caramel, simple sugars, some spice. Very little hop presence. Flavor is more balanced, but still leaning towards the sweet side. Subtle touches of dry smoke in the finish. Interesting.
dreadnord (996) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a small tan head. The nose is caramel, granite, BBQ and cherry. The taste is well balanced medium bitter and sweet. The texture is crisp and clean, body is light and finish is medium.
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Camons (3706) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light dark friuit notes, grassy hops. Flavor is malt, dark caramel, dark fruit, licorice, little hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 170413
Vells (257) - LATVIA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit hazy deep reddish brown with quite huge beige head, that collapse quite fast, Bit lacing.
Aroma.. malty, caramel, bit dark fruits, decent hops. bit licorice.
Sweet with moderate bitter finish.
Interesting and enjoyable beer, but nothing outstanding
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. A mild roasted malt aroma along with sweet toast, bread, and toffee. Floral hops, earth, and a hint of dark fruit. A bit of a mineral quality to the flavor and mouthfeel. Sweet toasted bread and dark fruits. Mild roast, some floral hops, and a touch of earthiness.