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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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 (29) - 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 (799) - 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 (589) - 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 (158) - 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 (54) - - 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.
KoNrRiI (442) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.55 bottle. Pitch black color and a small, brownish head. Aroma of dark malts, some toast, and a touch of licorice. Taste is rather delicate for a porter. mostly malty with loads of bread, some dough, and chocolate. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish closely follows the taste and does not introduce any new smacks. Overall the beer is pretty good; as a side note - drinking it alongside the same brewery’s splendid imperial stout might have influenced the rating.
TXBadger (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light brown color almost clear, with tan head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not much else. Somewhat lacking in the dimensions.
ShivanDragon (1440) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fles van Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Start van het WK2014 Brazilië-Kroatië.
schenkt zwart, ondoorzichtig met schuimige bruine kraag.
aroma van koffie, chocolade, zoetig.
de smaken zijn matig zoet, licht bitter, redelijke moutigheid (geroosterd en gebrande mouten),
medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, afdronk zoetig en koffie droog.
het is een mooie lichte typische Engelse Porter, lekkere gebalanceerde smaken van volmoutigheid, chocolade koffie gecombineerd met een goed droog mondgevoel.mooi laag alcoholpercentage van 5%.
ja goede keuze dit bier !
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark red to brown in the light, and the head almost completely fades. Smells of coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is good but it’s slightly more carbonated than I would have liked.