drfabulous (5530) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Matt. Pours a big black beer with tan head. Roast and chocolate. I was expecting something akin to the New Glarus version, but no tart or sour here. Very tasty.
Nisse666 (5557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk cons 2011-09-24 Göteborg
AR: heavy roasted malt, wee sweetener - caramel
AP: dark brown with reddish edges, frothy creme beige head
F: caramel, coffey, chocolate, tart
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich and warm in every way ... deep dark brown color and a cozy blanket of tight foam that stands the test of time. The aroma is full of comforting toffee and roast, and the beer drinks with a sweet, woody, goodness worthy of a rainy fall afternoon. Quite good! (#4265, 9/25/2011)
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with a great tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is ashy, smoke, meaty, acidy, roasted malty, fruity and bready. Flavor is fruity, malty, bitter, phenolic, coffee and bready. Finishes bitter roasted.
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of Nisse666. Dark brown with beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma with herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry with medium bitterness.
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy bitter hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
finol (2719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rather light brown for a porter with a greyish head.
Aroma of hops and coffee.
Rather bitter taste of coffe grounds, rosted malt and hops.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a fair amount of beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and some coffee. Taste is burnt wood, coffee and a good amount of bitter hops in the back end.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella, "East India Style Porter", ok then. Deep dark brown colour. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and fruity hops. Good mouthfeel indeed. Flavour has pleasantly roasted malt with chocolate, fruity hops and some coffeee, sweet like. Very nice.
popery (1779) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is dark, murky and brown. It has a creamy, beige head that sticks around for quite awhile. The aroma has sweet cocoa upfront with some cola and mineral/pine hops. It has some bready, toffee-ish malt tones backing up the darker and hoppier notes. The taste is much more full and rich than the aroma. There’s a big sweet coffee/chocolate note backed up by caramel maltiness. The finish is fairly bitter with a nice hop bite. It’s a smooth, full flavor, and the beer drinks bigger than the abv. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and a bit bracing in the finish. Very good and interesting beer. I would actually prefer it to be a bit less hoppy, though the hops were actually weaker than expected.