Brewed by Septem Microbrewery
Style: Porter
Orologio, Avlon, Euboea, Greece


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeeRocker (12) - - FEB 12, 2014
on tap@ Local Pub, Athens: Dark brown color with brown-beige head. Aroma chocolate, light coffee. Taste medium bitterness with coffee and bitter chocolate. medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8573) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle at picked up at Craft and Draft (shop) Amsterdam, consumed at Camping Het Riven, Landsmeer Nr Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday 5th October 2015. Some chocolate on the nose but a bit of wet cardboard also. Brown on colour with a large frothy beige head. Smooth with a little milky chocolate, fruity and with a little tang. It is ok but perhaps a little thin at times. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jetulio (119) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2015
330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass Appearance.........Black beer with foamy head colour beige of 2 fingers aprox Aroma............... malt, caramel and vanilla aroma predominance Taste........ Some caramel notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth without traces of smoke or roasted cereals. Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation Overall............ a recomendable black ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (466) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle on sale from Bert’s Bierhuis. The beer has a nearly black color and pours a nice cream colored head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is a palate of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and sweetness of caramel and some hints of hops in the background. The taste is medium bodied, dry and light bitter with the notes from the aroma. The carbonation makes this beer very refreshing and easy drinkable. The finish is dry and light bitter and is long noticable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (288) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2015
Vierte negro intenso con gran cabeza de espuma de buena retención, en nariz maltas torrefactas, frutos negros, café y ligero cacao, en boca entrada suave y refrescante con débil amargor; pos gusto corto y ligeramente dulce, cuerpo ligero con carbónico medio, cerveza fácil de beber, con poco amargor para ser una porter, no muy compleja pero correcta.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdemmer (44) - - AUG 7, 2015
sweet apricot aromas/smell is amazing and clean. roasted, hint of dark chocolate taste. it’s refreshingly carbonated. this is probably the perfect beet for wachauer apricot dumplings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2056) - - JUL 22, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep-deep brown, nearly black color with a two finger head of cream colored foam. The thick head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather big of a roasted malt and chocolate smell with a strong showing of sweeter aromas as well. The sweet are a nice blend of caramel and vanilla with a hint of molasses in there as well. Some lighter nutty smells and brown bread are there with the rest, giving the brew a rather rich, dark, sweet, and raosty smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly toasted malt flavor mixed with a little bit of a caramel and vanilla sweetness. The taste is much less then what was anticipated from the nose, with the flavors being much lighter than the smell. The darker flavors do pick up a bit as the taste advances with some chocolate and more roast coming to the tongue, but still, overall, the roast and dark is rather light for a porter. Some nut and even more caramel and vanilla sweetness come at the end, leaving one with a rather sweet brown ale flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and watery with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The carbonation is good for amplifying the lighter dark flavors of the brew and more the porter style, but a heavier and chewier body would have helped even more giving the brew a rather robust feel. Overall – The aroma and look were quite fantastic, but unfortunately it was too light in roasty and dark flavors with too thin a body for me to really consider a porter. If it were marketed as a brown ale, then it would be OK, but when expecting a porter, I am expecting something with more umph!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Achel (242) - GREECE - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a dark amber brown color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6273) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from rosenbergh, many thanks. Dark chestnut brown with medium beige head. Dar malt, chocolate,red fruits, caramel. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, red fruits, licorice, hops. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3366) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle shared by Cuso. Clear ruby-brown colour. Aroma surprisingly hoppy, fruity, some chocolate hidden beneath. Taste showcases a balance between hops and roasted notes, far more hoppier than your usual porter. Balanced in taste and lingering grassy hoppiness in finish. Easily drinkable and sessionable. Rather thin bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (970) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
Voici donc un porter émanant de la Grèce antique …, et même actuelle grâce à cette micro. 5 malts au menu : pale ale, munich, coffee, crystal et choco. Houblonné au Fuggles. Sans doute un peu de miel dans la compo. Couleur noir soutenu, avec des reflets roux en transparence. Clarté nette. Mousse à flocons très fins, qui nappe un peu à la façon d’une quad. Arômes de malt café, pointe de porto, raisins secs, miel de romarin, candi brun, chocolat, noisette et du pain complet. 1ère bouche souple à l’entrée sur malt et café, mais la bouche ne vaut pas le nez. Arrière-bouche un rien grillée, avec des noisettes. 2ème à l’étrange mélange avec du café, miel, et une pointe de terreau … Arrière-bouche un peu aride, et sèche. 3ème qui vient doucement à un ensemble plus équilibré. Arrière-bouche agréable. La longueur retrouve un peu de porto (ce qui est très bien pour un porter …), des fruits mûrs, et toujours un superbe nez. Jambes très lisses. Levure douce, très en arrière des autres composants. Alcool correct, surtout avec 32° encore à 21h30’... Mais il soutient le tout sans rechigner. Finale bien dans la ligne. CONCLUSION : un porter bien agréable pour un pays qui est à cent lieues de nos préoccupations cervisiophiles … Bravo septem, qui est le chiffre symbole de la création, dixit (pardon, c’est du latin …) le brasseur. Si tous les politiciens grecs étaient comme ce brasseur, il y aurait moins de problèmes en Grèce (fin de la parenthèse …).

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