gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick chocolate. Dark black. No head. Slightly bitter but it works. Tasty. Heavy.
hub66 (136) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle couleur noire; mousse beige; arômes et goût de café, un peu de chocolat; crémeuse; bon équilibre douceur-amertume; finale longue et amère
ERB92 (334) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice porter.
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-12-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a huge billowy tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a roasted malt smell with some sweeter aromas of caramel and cola. Along with these smells are some notes of a dark chocolate smell as well as a bit of a coffee. Some grainy and grassy smells mingle with all the rest creating a somewhat odd blend of roasted, sweet and grass/grain.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat watery dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor with a sweetness of caramel and some vanilla. As the flavors advance the sweetness dwindles a bit with quite bitter and somewhat astringent flavors then hitting the tongue. Some bitter coffee begins developing in the middle of the taste, being accompanied by some grassy and hay like flavors. Along with these comes some light grainy flavors along with a flavor of char. While the caramel from the front fades toward the end, it is replaced by some cola like sweetness, where it mixed with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather off bitter, burnt coffee mocha flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin for a porter with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side. The thinner body is good for the porter nature of the beer, but the body is way too thin, with it rather incapable of supporting the darker flavors of the brew.
Overall – Nothing too great here. Way too thin and weak in flavors with it lacking much balance. Not one I will come back to.
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
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bartlebier (1799) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle bb03/2015. Beautiful liquid, dark brown beer with air-whipped creamy beige head. Arboreal, dark, freshly roast aromas. Upon first sip, Rebel™ & Liberty™ hops overthrow the subtler black malts’ coffee and chocolate, colonise the palate with an invasive, unripe chestnut peel bitterness that makes it harder to appreciate the smooth texture. Where’s the mocha? Obviously rich in quality, homegrown ingredients, bold and hop-forward execution, flawed in style as far as I’m concerned.
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A solid porter. The roasty coffee aroma and flavor are accented with dark chocolate. Lingering aftertaste and pleasant bitterness.
ej (744) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, looking very dark in the glass. Medium tanned head. Nutty aroma with moderate roast and some sweet malty caramel notes as well. Taste is bitter, roasted coffee with roasted grains and a pleasant malty and slightly fruity aftertaste. Lingering coffee and chocolate notes. Medium to light bodied and somewhat dry. avg co2 level.
DJoer (723) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
light brown medium head, brown to black coloured body with a brown glow, aroma is sweet caramel coffee wood salmiak liquorise jet some fruity notes, medium carbonation medium to high bitter a bit dry finish medium body almost a bit watery, gentle sweet malts coffee(also in the bitter), hoppy some herbs and peppery taste
serjaymz (89) - Istanbul, TURKEY - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Şişe,istanbul,7/10/14. Siyah-çok koyu kırmızı ,ışık geçirmeyen bir renk ve çok kalıcı olmayan kahverengi küçük kabarcıklı köpük.. Köpük bardağı sarıyor. Bardakta orta seviye bir viskoziteye sahip..
Koku kahve, bitter çikolata, malt. Hafif fındıksı kokular da var..
Tadım başta malt ağırlıklı, ardından hafif çikolata tınıları ve bitiriş ise dil ve damakta kahve.. Hafif taze ceviz,fındık gibi kavrulmamış tat hisleri de araya karışıyor..
Çikolata ya da meyveli bir tatlı ile yenebilecek şekilde kalıcı kahve aroması uzun süre damakta hissediliyor..
monk191 (982) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very coffee. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells like mocha and a bit of hops. Taste is coffee all around, a bit overpowering, added by the hops in the finish. Bitter aftertaste. Had in the bottle.