AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Table and Vine. Liquid is real deep brown only some red highlights when held up to light. Plenty of carbonation producing thick tan head in the lager glass. Good retention and lace until conclusion; leaving some foam at the bottom of my glass. Roasted and chocolate malt nose. The roasted malts with the addition of light smoke and a Euro like hop; gives this an authentic German feel. Light bitterness in the finish. Slightly lingering roast. For me itís a great style of beer when you want roasted and chocolate flavors and donít want a thick and full-bodied stout or porter. Port Brewing did a great job with this style. If you are unfamiliar with the style, try a few and include this one!
TheHopster (784) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle). Dark brown complexion and tan head. The flavor is a mellow, well roasted malt. Nice palate.
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POLK (2006) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
251011: Black colored beer with a nice brown foam. Lovely toasted taste. Lacks a little fullness.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at The BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. A black beer with a decent tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and Weetabix malt. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.
NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Poured near black with a big dark tan head. Tastes like dark roasted coffee. Some sweet malt notes but the burned coffee flavors dominate. Bit creamy when cold but ends up way too thin. Smooth dry finish.
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and toasty malts compliment the smooth hops of this black lager. A light refreshing mouthfeel make this a good summer session lager
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radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh, whatís this? Oh, itís a lager. No matter, I enjoy Port Brewing, regardless. Oh... Okay, I donít mean to be harsh about it, I did enjoy it, just expected something else.
Poured a dark, with a soda like visual and consistency. Aroma was malty, with notes of smoke, roasted malts. Flavor was caramel, malty, with a touch of hops. Overall itís okay.
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65l bottle from beermerchants.com This one pours a near black body with a really big and quite special looking massive chocolate head. It has kinda big bubbles at the bottom, the they get smaller and denser at the middle before itís almost creamy at the top! Looks amazing. Anyhow, it smells like a well roasted cup of cold coffee with a nice hoppy and a mild acidic hint. Itís well carbonated with a somewhat thin and quite slick texture. It tastes like a good schwarz: Light hoppy, roasted - almost burned malts, cold and thin coffee and there is also a subtle acidic tone. Lingering roasty-cold coffee with some ashy flavors in the aftertaste. Nice flavors and a good schwarz, but like so many of them, just almost for me. 22.04.2012
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Lots of coffee-like roasted malt and charred bread crust in the nose. The aroma also has a nice umami quality, similar to what I find in the oyster stouts that I like. Taste is very dry, just slightly astringent, and the charred toast aspect is accompanied by a twangy lager note. Light-medium body, ample carb, and it feels like the roasted malt dryness provides the bitterness instead of the hops. Something about this just doesnít quite ído ití for me, but this is a nice beer.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on April 25th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours dark black with white head
Aroma: Aroma is really very roasty./
Taste: Light bitterness, roastiness, smokey.
Summary: I liked this beer. It is lighter than it looks, and the smokiness is a nice hcange of pace.