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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stoutandoysters (4) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have no idea how to describe brews like most of you folks. I have been drinking craft beers since the Reagan administration. I know what I like and this is good stuff.
foyle (314) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from 550 ml bottle in pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 3" sudsy cream colored head that drops slowly with mild lacing. Color is dark reddish brown.
Aroma: cocoa, raisins, ripe fruit, a hint of pecan, molasses and some earthy & floral hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a very dry finish.
Flavor: rich roasted barley, a bit of char, cocoa, molasses, ripe fruit, tangy hop bite.
Overall: another excellent offering from a terrific brewery.
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. BBE May/16. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Dark brown colour with a small tan head.
Sugar, brown sugar, mild roasted malt and some medicine notes in a bit unpleasant aroma. Flavour is more pleasant. Mild roasted malt and sugary sweetness. Decent but way too sweet for me.
Cousin_Larry (587) - - JUN 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes a lot like Newcastle. Is this really a porter? Not much coffee flavor, but it does have good toffee flavor. It’s really good.
Florya (764) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, minimal off-white head. Aroma: chocholate, coffee, berries, caramel and spice. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany brown with off-white coarse head. Aroma is rich dark fruits, bitter chocolate. Slightly smoky with some hop bitterness. Quite dry taste with plenty of body.
jamaty (1149) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Completamente negra, gran espuma. Café y chocolate en el aroma. Muy bebible, con una gran cremosidad. Cuerpo moderado y baja carbonatación. Sabor a chocolate, miel y algo de higos. Excelente ejemplo de una buena porter.
koshack (543) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drobna, beżowa, trwała piana. Bardzo ładnie koronkuje.
Aromat porterowy, lekko alkoholowy, trochę nut likierowych, trochę śliwek i czekolady. Bardzo przyjemna czekolada.
W smaku wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, lekko kwaskowe. Ciemne słody, lekki nuty palone. Trochę wchodzi w nuty stouta.
Piwo nie jest wodniste, ale na swój sposób lekkie. Od razu czuć , ze to angielski porter.
Ekstrakt nie jest wysoki.
Sarpa (1086) - FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Sweet, licorice, toffee aroma. Quite fizzy carbonation. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Some toffee and cocoa in the taste.
Satyroneto (213) - BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor negra de espuma bege de média formação e alta persistência com lacing razoável.
Aroma de café, caramelo ao leite e chocolate e um pouco de álcool.
Sabor de café e caramelo ao leite com final um pouco alcoólico e levemente amargo; retrogosto de leve torrado.
Corpo e carbonatação leves.