TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a strong tan head. Malty, nutty aroma. Coffee, nuts, and a bit of chocolate are the main notes in the malty flavor profile - not much in the way of hops. A bit of a soapy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. A decent enough porter, but not really deserving of its high rating, in my opinion.
rumproasts (3724) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Very solid porter. Huge roasted malt. Chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Textbook example of the style.
arn8897 (115) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a little smokiness. Taste the same as aroma. Medium mouth feel. Very nice porter.
kevinsenn (1368) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bruisin? Ales. Rich roasty and chocolate aroma. Rich roasty taste, with medium bitterness.
mR_fr0g (4945) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home split with Sarah. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with reddy hues and a lasting light tan head. Aroma is sweet woody caramel, vanilla, with dark choc and woody roast with a hint of smoke. Flavour is composed of dark malts, robust roast and dark choc bitterness, little chalky mineral, charcoal. Palate is medium bodies, with spritzy carbonation, chalky water profile. Good beer but lacks a bit of depth.
Pistacho (37) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Irreale. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark chocolate flavor with peppery notes, nice tobacco background. When warmed, it has some new aroma notes, nutty hints and tobacco. Perhaps a little bit high acidity from the roasted malts. Good beer.
CraftBeerNick (1168) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, bought in Berlin, 2nd May 15. Loads of smokey chocolate, coffee, strong backbone. Really nice porter
Douberd (3048) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Smuttynose Robust Porter) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 6.6%
Black coloured bosy with a full finger of thick, light brown head on top, with good retention, leaving light lacing behind.
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate.
Great taste, lots of roasted and burnt malts, dark chocolate, coal, light acidity somewhere in between, eventually finishing with a nice roasty bitterness.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
allmyvinyl (5665) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from alesela. Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, light coffee. Taste is caramel, toffee. Light sweet finish.
Desverger (3176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, caramel, coffee, nice burnt notes, very good.
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graham_murphy (403) - - APR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s robust. Solid taste of chocolate and roast coffee in the malt. A little bitterness in the hops but not too much. Medium bodied and quite drinkable. A little smokey.