Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is divine, an English porter cannot get any better than this. it pours a luxuriously textured dark brown color with very little light coming in. the head is about two inches tall, and super creamy, light mocha in color. the nose is fantastically enticing, with a lot of milk chocolate notes from the malt, a bitterness from the roasted barley, and a hint of tartness to it as well from the hopping. the flavor is packed full with roasted malts, and is heavy on both the sweet and bitter chocolate components. this is even better than their acclaimed oatmeal stout, something about those stone fermenters really lets the yeast shine in all of their beers, and its an excellent complement to the dark bittersweet complexion of this porter. very little sweetness in the finish though, as the hops and burnt grains bitter it right up. full bodied and smooth as anything, I love the feel of this beer too. my only complaint is that its sold in four packs instead of six packs, I always seem to be wanting another one or two at the end of a session. wow this is just a splendid porter, an example to be followed on both sides of the atlantic!
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katrinaez (589) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A heavy feel beer but worth it. Slightly bitter but still smooth going down. For only 5% it had a lot more going for it than expected. Bottle.
hoplover66 (58) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oscura con una buena capa de espuma compacta. Aroma torrefacto a café. Sabor tostado, café, chocolate, licor. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación baja. Final no muy amargo. Muy bebible. Hay que dejar que tome temperatura para apreciarla bien.
MonsterMagnet (587) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Liquorice, chocolate, brown sugar, blackberries, hints of vegetables (not at all disturbing). Light sweet, moderate light bitter, slightly sour, thin creamy texture, average carbonation.
BitchPls (652) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola black beer and a dark beige head. Vanilla and liquorice on the nose. Roasted flavor with a hint of sweetness, carbonation on a little crispier side, medium bodied. Quite nice texture and flavor. A little creamy. Overall a nice porter.
niquillis (1802) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a stiff tan head. Creamy start, bitter finish. Very smooth. Cracker.
Tayeth (492) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzes Bier mit brauner Krone. Geruch nach Nussschokolade und Kaffee und Sirup. Nachgeschmack stark nach Asche, ansonsten süßlich und malzig.
gueuze (618) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Farbe dunkelbraun bis schwarz. Geruch nach Backobst, leicht röstig. Recht trocken, leicht säuerlich. Leicht bitter, aber auch wässrig. Irgendwie fehlt Körper.
JanosX (41) - - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee with a head that looks like espresso crema. Flavours of coffee, dark chocolate and malt vinegar. The beer is thin in texture and surprisingly light.
It looks like espresso but doesn't have the flavour to back up its looks.
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A classic porter, or maybe THE classic porter. Black with white head, aroma or caramel, which dominates the taste as well, hints of chocolate and coffee, a little of sour finish. Thin body. Overall a good porter.
MarauderSky (21) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge porter fan. If you are, this is awesome. As far as Samuel Smith goes, I prefer the Nut Brown.