POLK (1884) - HÝrning, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
180112: Clear nut brown porter with a little foam. Lightly roasted aromas. Low carbonation. Missing roasted flavor only caramel.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot. Rated on 11.12.2010
Aroma is light and somewhat roasted with coffee, some sweetish malt and hints of semi‐dark chocolate. Flavour has coffee, some chocolate and hints of licorice. Too thin.
BillWyce (532) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured clear, deep brown-almost cola-colored. 2-finger, creamy tan head. Caramelly malt aroma with some spice and a kind of buttery note. Medium-bodied, medium thickness. Flavor is nutty, with spices and maybe a touch of caramel in the finish.
Scrapersnbeer (977) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
So in merry old England sometimes porter is referred to as a butt. Naming a beer for a fat manís arse and then getting a 9 style score isnít the best way to start, however. Strange aroma of faint toast, some currants and crap, and mostly oddly, a lot of black licorice. Flavor is a nice chocolate malt, but the rubbery twizzler slap is still present. Aftertaste is a wee bit hairy. On the light side for porter. Not the best around. Import by the Shelton Brothers.
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chestnut color with one finger off-white head that fades to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Brown/mahogany color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Flavor has moderate sweetness, biscuity. Slight bitter aftertaste.
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: pours dark browns under a long lingering tan head which fades into a thick blanket. No lace. Has a deep clarity of the darkest mahogany and cherry woods.
Nose: mild first impression. Burnt toast. Tartness in the back Ė plums, black cherries, and purple grapes. Mild burnt bitter dryness along the edges. Pecans with a hint of praline.
Palate: medium weight, smooth mouthfeel, and soft Ė like biting into a rich moist freshly made chocolate cake. Light dry finish of cinnamon and chocolate truffle powder. Pecan praline along the sides. Chewy dried dates in the middle. Essence of winter spices on the breath. Whole cinnamon sticks.
Final Thoughts: not too shabby or a winter warmer and a classic English Porter all the way through. Every year Hepworth releases their winter series of lyrical brews, each as jolly as their label counterparts.
Aniela (1490) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample@GPF 2011, Gothenburg. Dark beer with a small offwhite head. Dark dried fruits aroma. Fruity a bit souer and fresch flavour.
Psytron (874) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark brown. Roasted, rubbery. Tiny white head. Some caramel aroma. Yet, somehow watery.
edgallow (1082) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16.9 oz bottle. Brown with a tan head. Slight chocolate aroma and taste.
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drjay44 (2127) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours an initially thick, rapidly collapsing light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is light plum, fig, then coffee, slight chocolate....taste is cocoa, light coffee, hints of light fig, plum finishing with a light bitterness, very light hints of sweetness throughout...mouth feel light of medium, carbonation makes a very foamy mouthful. While this is obviously a Porter (fitting best as BJCP Brown Porter), it does not have the malt richness and complexity found in the best. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6