davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel frothy head, aroma is toffee, malty, sweet. Taste is malty, toffee, burnt notes, bitter. Very good
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass from Gino’s East. Black appearance with a small, light brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, lactose, light roasted grain and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, creamy and moderately sweet with a light bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. Good.
brownaler (532) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint vanilla and licorice aroma that is found within the coffee malt. Finish is smooth an velvety chocolate.
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good flavor, but really strong. A little too strong. Okay, it’s about as strong as the guy in the unitard on the label: like it’s been working out for years and taking selfies at the gym.
MaBeer1972 (1792) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out jet black with a frothy dark tan head. Very roasty aroma and flavors with decent hop balance. Dry bittersweet finish. Excellent porter.
Inbreak (4425) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 26.11.2015, 12 oz bottle (bbd. 01.01.2016) shared with friends:
18.05.2016, 12 oz bottle (bbd. 01.01.2016) @ home:
Nice light brown fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel, dark malts, dark sugar, nuts, minerals, butterscotch. Taste is slightly harsh roasted, weeds, paper, sour caramel, grass, caramel malts, dark sugar, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun/svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Lett bitter. Vinmonopolet.
chris0r (23) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colored porter with small but creamy head. Nice body with malty chocolate taste and some smoke aroma. Finish a bit thin for my taste. Decent porter but not astonishing.
tombyars (1580) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in Alfie’s Bar on 800 9th Avenue, New York on the 23rd September 2015. Keg dispense in a half pint glass. Black in colour with ruby highlights and a thin, creamy pale buff head. Strong sweetness of drinking chocolate powder coming through in the intense malty aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark complex malts give a smooth delivery of liquorice, black coffee and roast grain flavours full in the mouth. Short dusty hop prickle adds a quick bitter aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with roast malt, liquorice, coffee beans and dark chocolate notes once again linger in the palate. This is a decent tasting Porter that belies the high gravity - beware!
77ships (7641) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml. bottle sampled. Bottled on date is hard to read but looks like this one was bottled in 2013. Pours a very dark furniture brown, little to almost no mocha head. Nose is big on soy sauce, varnish, thinned out, ashes, herbal & more umami + soy sauce notes that I am not too crazy about. Taste is thin herbal, soy sauce, umami, leaves, thin & powdery with old herbs, feels thinned out, touch oxidized, more ashes, some port wine, leaves & licorice. Body much like taste is thinned out, ashy, powdery, faintly vinous almost (body & taste). Not too crazy about this one, age might play a part here but I feel like it just isn’t really for me. Having this one in a better state would have been nicer.