Fatehunter (1833) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bottle into a tulip glass. Very dark, though when held to the light there is a slight reddish hue. A short head that quickly retreated to the edge of the glass.
Before even breathing in I can smell it. Amazing dark malt and coffee, but the coffee is more of a burnt smell and there is a little cocoa.
Taste: Roasted malt, bitter, and the taste of chewing on a coffee bean. The bitterness clings to the back of my mouth for awhile afterward. These are all good characteristics. The taste matches its appearance.
Light for a porter, but very pleasant. A bit of creaminess to it. I usually expect a little more body to a porter though.
Very good. My first Smuttynose and based off this great beer I’ll be trying to find some more.
MaBeer1972 (1564) - 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 (3352) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
26.11.2015, 0,35l bottle (bbd. 01.01.2016) shared with friends:
Small light brown bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel, dark malts, dark sugar, nuts, minerals, butterscotch. Taste is slightly harsh watery, weeds, paper, sour caramel, grass, caramel malts, dark sugar, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, sour-ish harsh mouthfeel. Meh!
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mřrk brun/svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av rřstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Smak av rřstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Lett bitter. Vinmonopolet.
chris0r (9) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
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 (1512) - 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 (6195) - 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.
VGdogy (20) - Velika Gorica, CROATIA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark porter with nice baige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and some smoke I think. Taste of turkish coffee, out of ballance with bitterness which IMHO is too high. Good beer but thats all!
Thank you Sandra & Tom H.
fajry (1264) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Výčap Beergeek Bar. Čierna farba, krémová pena. Vôňa pražených sladov, jemne karamelu a prezretých sliviek. Chuť v začiatkoch trošku vodovejšia. Neskôr suchosť kakao, čokoláda, pražené slady. Príjemná dlhá dochuť.
brewtalita (87) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, lovely thick beige head. Aroma espresso, vanilla, molasses. Palate medium, higher carbonation. taste vanilla, coffee, sourish earthy spiciness which balances everything just right. Smoky and earthy finish.
Complex yet not overwhelming porter!
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the BeerGeek bar, Prague. Dark brown almost black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark dried fruits, light spicy, light smoked notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.