angel77 (1088) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2012. Porter ligera con 5.8 vol que se bebe bien y buen paso por boca con sabores y aromas suaves. Se podría repetir.
rikstar (911) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l fles thuis, donker bruin met een bescheiden bruine kraag. Geur en
smaak zijn rijk met koffie, chocolade en room. Body is licht tot medium daardoor goed door te drinken. Aangename porter
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a huge billowy brown tinted head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell with a rather strong showing of a caramel and toffee sweetness. Some other darker aromas of a light cocoa and a bit of cola are there along with some light dark fruit aromas of raisin. Some light coffee and a little bit of smoke round out the smell and while overall the aroma is somewhat complex, the aromas don’t really necessarily meld all that well together.
Taste – The taste begins thinner and somewhat more dry with a roasted malt flavor with some hints of caramel and toffee upfront. While it starts out weaker, the roasted flavors get stronger and stronger as the taste advances along with the caramel and toffee getting stronger as well. While the roasted and sweet get stronger a bitter coffee flavor begins working its way onto the tongue with some other flavors of a cocoa nature coming as well. The coffee remains rather light until the very end where it is met with some mild hoppy aromas of an earthy and herbal nature, which seem to accentuate the strength and bitterness of the coffee. With the slightly bitter nature of the coffee and hop and with the caramel dwindling a bit and a light bit of raisin coming to the tongue, one is left with a somewhat drier (for a porter) and slightly bitter but quite enjoyable roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thin for a porter with a carbonation level that is rather average for a porter. The moderateness of the carbonation is rather nice for the roasted, sweet, and bitter coffee flavors, but with that said a thicker body would have created a much nicer medium and mouthfeel for this brew overall.
Overall – The look and taste of the brew are really fantastic. If it wasn’t for the lackluster smell and feel this could easily be a top class year round porter. Overall it is well worth a try though if you get a chance.
John25 (677) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark cola. Mainly dark chocolate on the nose with roasty espresso notes. The taste follows suit and adds a hint of smoked malt with a nice sweet finish (maybe a citrus hop note creating that). Low carb, and super light on the palate. Very easy to drink but, full flavored. Great stuff.
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Sjohnh (240) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not totally sure about this. It looks the part and the palate is on the light side of medium and slightly creamy. The flavours seem to compete rather than balance out though - there are the malts, dark berries, chocolate and bitterness, some sweetness and the faintest hint of smoke. These make for a decent enough drink but I didn’t really get enough of anything to really enjoy it. Like some other reviewers, I didn’t like the tang of the aftertaste.
nasmith003 (98) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty aroma with a dark yet clear color. Crisp taste with a clean palate. Overall solid example of a porter.
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of coffee and malt, dark brown color, taste of coffee and malt. Watery feel with a sweet malt palate.
kidobutai (419) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow. The least favorite Porter I’ve tried, and it’s probably mostly to do with the weak ABV. Bad aftertaste too. I couldn’t finish a small glass.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a dark opaque color with a thick foamy tan head. Its head hangs on for awhile and leaves nice rings of lace behind on the glass. There is a nice roasted malt aroma with sweet molasses and just a hint of citrusy hops. The favor is full of dark, roasted and malty flavors with burnt caramel and molasses sweetness. Mild bitterness is supplied by a light hops presence that adds some balance. This is all wrapped up in a very drinkable medium body with a pleasant smooth mouth feel and carbonation.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice porter. Roasted malts in the nose. Dark pour with a foamy off-brown head. Nice coffee notes and malted grains on the tongue, just a faint bitterness. Palate in the middle, but not out of character for a porter. Definitely drinkable.