OllieBBommel (1252) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle@home.
Appearance: clear ruby brown with small beige head.
Aroma: smoked malt, peat, floral hops.
Taste: harsh, medium bitter.
Palate: harsh, lasting medium bitter, medium CO2.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Glasgow Beer Festival at the Briggait on the 26th June 2015. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Good malty aroma with notes of wood smoke long in intensity. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a moist maltloaf base with notes of treacle, liquorice and just a touch of chilli oil. Very little in the way of hop resins noted in the short aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with dry notes of liquorice, molasses, tobacco smoke, leather and a prickle of heat from the chilli. An interesting porter and surprisingly easy to drink despite the high ABV.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (?, ?)
Lovely smokey roasty aroma, full of malts, lots of chocolate. Fullish palate, but killed by being keggy. Nice dry chocolatiness in the taste and finish. Would have huge potential as a cask ale, shame it’s keg.
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Redwillow Smokeless) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 5.7%
Dark brown colour on the body, almost three fingers of thick, tan head on top, with quite good retention.
Aroma of roasted malts, fruity notes, not much smoke if any.
Great taste though, roasted malts, some chocolate, there is smoke here now, peppers that pack quite a heat although nothing extreme, but it persists on the back of the throat.
Medium thin body, expected at this alcohol level, good carbonation.
MissPxx (812) - - JUL 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a mild aroma but packs a massive taste hit of smoked hoppishness. Really quite delicious. Leaves a tangy aftertaste.
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mabuzzer (295) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half at GRAF. Very dark brown with a bubbly but thin off white head. Sweet, smoky aroma. Taste is smoke, coffee and a hit of spice in the finish. Bit thin, but otherwise great
adasko (982) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo fajny porter w stylu angielskim. Delikatnie wędzony, nisko wysycony, jednak bardzo pijalny i sesyjny.
ZodiacM (299) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gekocht @PlanB. Mooi zwart bier met ruime schuimkraag. Geuren van gebrand mout, koffie en caramel. Ook in de smaak kom je de mout, koffie en caramel tegen, maar het bijzondere is de lichte peperigheid en rook van de chipotle, waarbij de lichte pittigheid pas na de eerste smaaksensatie komt. Een hele lekkere, zachte en toch pittige porter.
Scotty001 (277) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries and roast malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, cocoa.
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Dark brown color with a slight deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light, small light brown head. Aroma is malts, some roast, coffee quite strongly. Taste malts, some roast again and also some coffee, light pepper, ash, lightly smoke, caramel, the slightest hint of butter in the distance but it’s too distant to bother and you’ve really got to search for it. Quite good.