lillmuffin (72) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color and beige head. Smell of coffee, caramel, smoke and licorice. Smoked taste. Coffee. Good palate
Arcanor (71) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from The Liquor Cabinet in Michigan.
Pour nut brown with a 2cm nice tan head.
Aroma of Malt caramel, toffee and dark candy.
Taste is medium sweetness, light bitter and malty.
Full to medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation and a medium malty finish.
This is a great example of a very well done traditional Porter.
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body. Tan head, creamy. Roasted malts, chocolate aroma. Some dry fruits. Milky.
Sledutah (4666) - Utah, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown bottle from the state store
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma roasted malts, molasses and toast. Taste is sweet caramel, dark malts with a dry finish
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark brown porter which is quite nearly opaque in color but shows ruby highlights when held up to any nearby light source that’s emitting light presently. A deep tan head that is dense and fades slowly to a thick ring around the edge of the beer. A subtle trace of wispy foam lingers at center.
Intense malty aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle and is naturally more pronounced in the glass.
A complex taste with many differnt flavors coming through.
Sweet toffee malt is up front with a nice roasted malt flavor brings up the rear. Hints of black coffee and espresso come through with some sutle cocoa too.
This is a smooth and lighter bodied beer with great flavor.
I gave this a 5 drinkability-wise because it simply is a great drinking beer. You couldn’t really ask for a better porter.
MiamiBarman (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves a little bit of lacing. The nose is of caramel and molasses and not much else. Full-bodied, yet easy to drink with a really dry finish. Feels a bit over carbonated but this I got used to quickly. The taste starts a bit sweet but ends very dry. Not much bitterness going on. Definitely one of the more interesting porters out there and I liked it better than Founder’s Porter actually.
SimplySike (851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish brown to black with tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, caramel, licorice.
Taste malty caramel sweet, roasted bitter.
EdInSaltLake (628) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Molasses/brown sugar sweet, and caramel malt, and a stone fruit aroma and flavor. Also some cocoa and biscuit malt flavor--giving it some dryness, then finishing sweeter.
adster (223) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Olajos, fekete színű főzet bézs színű habbal és egy tejeskávés, pörkölt és élesztős aromával, mely egy égetett cukros, karamellás, vaníliás színezetű ízben folytatódik, ahol a pörkölt malátás, határozottan élesztős jelleg és az intenzív, kávés zamatok teszik teljessé ezt az egyébként igen harmonikus, sallangmentes ízvilágot.
RevBFG (55) - - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a Total Wine. Pours dark reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma is breast with faint chocolate. Taste is rather pedestrian with a slight burnt finish. Mouthfeel is watery. Overall pretty disappointing.