Lowenbrau (2441) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Sohny-Euro Santa 2013.
In short: an spicy peculiar dark ale.
Pours hazy dark amber-copper, with nice tan head, cremy. Some head retention and lacing. Caramel, toffe, nutmeg, liquorice and some roasty aromas. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet, roasty, some wine/tart character, chocolate, liquorice. Balanced and pleasant.
Handypaul (296) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head that gone in a moment leaving some lace. Aroma is burnt malts, caramel, molasses, bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. Flavor is much the same with medium bitterness, lightly sweet, medium body, creamy to sticky texture, average to lively carbonation and an average bitter finish.
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely clear dark brown with a tan head. Has a very robust chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is straight coffee chocolate and malt. Has a nice nice bitter after taste.
madquacker (1064) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely dark ale colur and bubbling head. Mild chocolate and coffee tones and not too sweet. Very nice.
Borup (7004) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kokkens Vinhus. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, hops and dried fruit.
SamP01 (610) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is of dark roasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit esters, even some dark berry notes mixed in as well, yeast and mild bitterness on the end from the dark roasted malt. A smooth medium body with mild carbonation. The finish is sweet dark roasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit and berries with mild dry bitter roasted ending with lingering chocolate and caramel flavors. Overall a very delightful, tasty and enjoyable English Porter. very nice.
rondphoto (2617) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Sergio’s in Louisville. Clear dark ruby brown with a bubbly ivory head, slashes of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt. There is slight smoke, slight coffee, and slight chocolate as well, all contributing through the palate to a balancing bitter finish that is accented by light fizz on the sides of the tongue. Simple, yet well conceived. A keeper!
Migmar (252) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, almost no head. Roasted coffee. Light bitterness. A rather light porter, a bit thin and watery.
Beerhammaren (1278) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours clear dark red. Aroma is mud, dark malts, brown sugar and syrup. Flavor is mostly same. Weak.
jpkeskinen (323) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a bottle at home. Sweet and slightly smoky taste. Probably due to the low alcohol content, there is a watery aftertaste. Not bad but not good.