nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a dark brown and yields a black body. A nice white foamy half inch head appeared and lasted for about a good minute. Some spotty lacing appeared here and there along the sides of the glass. The smell was some chocolate, hints of cofee and a bit of hops.
The taste had the chocolate come back with the coffee and hops as some toffee comes out slightly. It left a dry aftertaste. The palate was about medium with a slight creaminess in my mouth. I would say it was mostly drinkable. Overall, this is a good brew that I would come back to. Everything is balanced very well.
tderoeck (4730) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/IX/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: IV/24/14 4:56 (2014-970) Thanks to Bene for picking this one up at the shop!
Clear dark purple brown beer, big creamy light beige head, very stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very malty, caramel, burnt raisins, some vanilla, mocha, cocoa powder, chocolate, very roasted, toast. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, bitter hops, coffee, some cocoa powder, grains, malty, little sourish. Aftertaste: hoppy, very roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, little bit of caramel, bitter hops.
sir__v (657) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Delirium Cafť, Brussels - BE. Color: black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: chocolate and coffee malt with some vanilla notes and whiskey presence. Taste: nice sweet malt taste as chocolate malt and roasted malt. Caramel notes and some alcohol presence. Aftertaste: good chocolate and coffee presence. Nice final malt. Roasted notes. Really nice beer, I recommend it. The balance is not amazing but for the flavor of chocolate itís a must to try.
spacecube (855) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle, pours deep and dark with an off white head. Roasted malt, creamy texture and earthy hop with a nice bitter finish, nicely balanced. Very solid and tasty porter.
Swaroga (1353) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
OCZY : piwo ma kolor ciemnego brązu, ktůry w szklance jest nieprzejrzysty i wydaje się być czarny. Piana jest średniej wielkości koloru kości słoniowej.
NOS : piwo ma średnio intensywne aromaty : czarnej czekolady, pumpernikla, zwietrzałych chrupek serowych. Po wstrząśnięciu wyczuwam dodatkowo pomarańcza i toffi.
USTA : mało nasycone o konsystencji mleka. Miękkie.
Piwo jest łatwe w piciu i przyjemne w buzi. Smak jest średnio słodki o nutach pumpernikla z cieniutką warstwą Nutelli. Z kolei nie jest kwaśny jak pumpernikiel. Gorycz jest minimalna i palona. Posmak piwa jest średnio intensywny i przypomina popiůł i niesłodzone kakao.
ODCZUCIA : trudno się przyczepić do tego piwa i biorąc pod uwagę niskie OG (original gravity) 14,5 Plato to wykonanie jest wzorowe. Ale nudne.
smak : 6/10
pijalność : 7/10
styl : 0
Zita (4669) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
DFō;light karamel aroma,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light malty,bitter and watery finish.
RickFifty (312) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops. Coffee taste, milk chocolate, roasted malt, dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
rotaman14 (80) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. White head which doesnít last too long. Roasted malt on the nose. Flavours are toffee, bread, some hops towards the end. Medium body. Enjoyable, but not really special.
flying_pig (946) - SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Another excellent beer from Sierra Nevada as Iíve come to expect from the California based brewery, this oneís best bit seemed to be the fact it was so well balanced with no one flavour overpowering the rest, I even managed to detect the hops coming through in this one with relative ease which is fairly unusual for such a style of beer. Great from the get go, Iím just disappointed it has taken me so long to actually get round to trying this one but itís certainly been worth the wait.
teromous (55) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Black body with a quickly fading off-white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma: Light roasted scent, but nothing else.
Taste: Big roast coffee flavor, a bit nutty, and some alcohol flavor.
Palate: Light bodied and finishes dry and clean. Very easy drinking.
Overall: Itís a good clean easy to drink simple porter. Iím not jumping out of my socks or anything but itís good. Not something I would buy a sixer of, but I would buy a single every now and then or enjoy it in a mixed case.
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nose: correct but indistinct. cacao, grains. smells clean and boring.
palate: hmmm...itís thin and dry, possibly too much so, like guinness but with less flavor and texture and more of an acidic edge. very earthy. not sure i like it. finish is short and tannic like dark chocolate