ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red with a mahogany hue and a thick, foamy head of beige bubbles. Aroma is hop forward as you would expect but not overpowering as an IIPA more like a malt driven beer with hops than vice versa. Taste is very well balanced between the maltiness and hops with neither overpowering the other but a quite pronounced bitterness in the finish. One of the easiest drinking beers of this ABV and a real testament to Port Brewing’s ability to make solid beers of any style.
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Murky amber-orange pour with a huge frothy head. Caramel/toffee, citrus and pine hops, and a little spice. Another very well made brew from Port.
MadRobin (2731) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. taster at the Lost Abbey/Port Brewing tasting room.
Nearly clear, orange/brown/red with a pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel (or maybe toffee), pine and citrus.
Taste of toffee, citrus, pine and caramel.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization with a soft mouthfeel.
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cervmagpt (622) - PORTUGAL - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 22B). Bottle 56 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: hop aroma moderate-high with a citric, resiny, piny character, complemented by a moderate background of sweet malt with toffee, very faint caramel and gentle dried grapes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and slightly hazy. large, creamy, dark ivory head with good retention. some lacing/legging formation. TASTE: initial sweet toffee-like malt with moderate intensity, followed by a medium-low hop presence with notes similar to aroma (citric / piny). The malt is complex, showing also toasty and slight caramel notes. slight peppery alcohol also present. medium-high bitterness enduring after a semi-dry fonosh. balanced. PALATE: medium to medium-high body with a slight velvety texture and a present alcohol warmth but smooth. no astringency from hops. high carbonation. OVERALL: a very good american strong ale with a very present hop character and a complex malt to complement the presentation. the sample had a bit extra carbonation.
kingaugusta (194) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish copper with a fine tan head. Nose is a strong mix of floral hops and a sweet red malt. Flavor is well balanced between the hops, wheaty malt, and a touch of alcohol. Good stuff.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is spicy, caramel, citrus, nutty. The appearance is clear, deep red, white head. The flavor is citrus, nutty, caramel. The finish is sweet, citrus. Medium/thick in body. Nicely done.
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale potente e caramellata, che alterna un carattere dolciastro e maltoso ad una luppolatura secca ed importante. Avvolgente al naso, cremosa al palato, persistente e di corpo medio-abbondante... Una favola!
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting session at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. Pours copper reddish, big head. Nose of hops, ripe fruits, caramel. Taste is similar. A bit alchoolic. Warm bitter aftertaste. A big american amber ale.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in NH. The bottle’s a few years old now. Pours clear reddish-gold with a frothy white head. The nose has leafy hops, pine, some toasted grains. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with rich grainy malts, jammy citrus, melon. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, lots of bready malts, ripe orange. Not bad.