Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28/06/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (500ml bottle). Nera, intensa, con riflessi bruni, buona schiuma bianco sporca abbastanza persistente. Aroma intensissimo di malti tostati e luppolo, meravigliosamente ben bilanciati tra loro. In bocca ha un esordio dolciastro, in cui si riconoscono note di malti tostati, cioccolato e caffè, e un ben finale amaro intenso ma assolutamente non invadente. Copro medio, carbonazione corretta. Una delle migliori porter mai assaggiate finora.
daknole (9624) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, cream colored head. Cocoa, toffee, light metallic notes, some ash. Flavor is a bit hoppy, roasty, chocolate, light hops.
chrisv10 (11714) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown/red with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, caramel, little sweet, hops and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (12225) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 090212
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, chocolate, licorice, roast malt and hops. Nice dry and smooth.
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle bought from GBBF 2011. Almost black dark brown color, lots of foam. Aromas of chocolate and licorice. Smooth roasty flavor with licorice, charcoal and chocolate. Smooth palate. Lots of licorice, good porter.
portableparty (1969) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with a big tan foamy head that slowly fades to a creamy film and lacing all around. Aroma is dark roasted chocolate malt and raisins. Taste is bitter bakers chocolate and roasted burnt malt with dark fruit and nuts. Palate is full and creamy with a smooth dry finish. Very solid porter with just a slight metallic vegetable taste in the finish.
harrisoni (14238) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Rome during Mes’ stag do. Blak beer lasting tan head. Bit of choc but again it is oxidised. Not travelled well. Good choc flavour though. Again should be good. 3 for the good choc falvour.
Pyobon (996) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Poured very dark brown but clear, similar to black coffee. The head however was ridiculous - even with very careful pouring I had to use two pint glasses. Aroma is burnt caramel with some raisins. Full bodied but overly fizzy. The flavour has a nice start with roast malt and bitter chocolate but these harsher burnt bitter tastes develop too much giving a harsh finish of burnt caramel / black treacle. Possibly I started drinking this at too cold a temperature, as when it warmed up the flavour was a bit sweeter and less harsh. Overall this beer doesn’t work for me: too much in the way of harsh burnt flavours and over carbonated.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: October 28, 2011
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark brown, bit tan head
Aroma: dry and earthy chocolate aroma, just a hint of roasted
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry and roasty, earthy
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4