Beerbarella (348) - - DEC 28, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500 ml bottle. The bottle is a replica of an original bottle from the early 1800s. Pours clear very dark brown, almost black, with a tiny head. Sweet honey aroma. Roasty malt taste with strong honey notes. Slightly bitter honey palate.
nephirem (62) - CROATIA - FEB 10, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I love porter style beers. And I (somewhat) love honey. So, a porter beer enriched with honey aroma sounds very interesting. However, "interesting’ doesn’t always translate into "good".
So. Good idea went wrong, and you know it the moment you open the bottle. You don’t smell beer, you smell pure honey. Taste is not much different either. There’s just no beer to be found in there! And porter beers are usually pretty strong and intense with their taste and aroma. Not the case here, tho. Honey killed the beer.
Overall, it tastes like a cheap cola with intense honey. I can’t even call this one a beer. Not my cup of tea.
mudfly (34) - - FEB 7, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottiglia 500 ml. Marrone scuro con schiuma che scompare quasi subito. Il profumo di miele, forse più propoli, è ben presente. Stessa cosa in bocca, dove si unisce al malto e al caramello; non ho gradito più di tanto, ma non è comunque eccessivamente invadente. Corpo molto leggero, mi sarei aspettata qualcosa di più strutturato.
torejh (61) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Immense sweet honey character overwhelming any porter style flavours. Too bad.
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WaddlingPlatypus (13) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Dark cola colour, pours with a thin caramel coloured head. Strong and agreeable aroma of honey. Taste is weaker than the scent, with less honey and a lingering note of floral violets. Smooth on the palate. Pleasantly surprising.
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500 ml. Brown color with weak foam. Aroma: honey (a bit artificial), caramel, vanilla and candy. Taste: sweet, honey, caramel, malt, slightly hops.
mecafilo (168) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark reddish-brownish colour, small off-white head. Aroma is what you would expect from mixing honey with a porter: some notes of coffee and chocolatr, bu a distinct note of honey as well; not very elegant, and somehow not so inviting. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter; frankly, I’ve drunk lots of better beers than this one. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, unpleasant bitter finish. I love porters and I love honey, but for God’s sake - don’t mix them, trust me.
impuritylaw (40) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is all about honey, sweet and herbal. Taste is also dominated by honey and a more herbal note with a medium body. Over all the beer is much to sweet, watery and a bit to artificial in flavour. Like a package of dissolved honey herb bonbons from the pharmacy.
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is dark, caramel brown, with a large rocky light brown head. Aroma- lots and lots of honey. Chocolatey malt hints, caramel, chocolate biscuit, slight nuttiness, but all about the honey. Taste- honey sweetness dominates. Toffee, caramel, glazed fruitcake, dark chocolate malts, slick and smooth mouthfeel. The honey dominates this one.
Bawelt (269) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nez : assez choquant, a priori pas convaincant. Le miel se sent mais un miel fort de seconde main... Forte odeur de chocolat au lait tres alléchante en revanche.
La bouche est très déséquilibrée : le chocolat lait se retrouve avec un cacao amer ce qui rend la chose écoeurante... Le miel se sent très en arrière et loin d’adoucir, cela ajoute à l’amertume. Fin un peu chocolat.
Globalement ratée même si il y avait de l’idée.
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
50 cl bottle from City Center One, served in a snifter. Dark brown with ruby red hue, no head. Aroma is honey, caramel, very slight grassy. Aroma of honey seems quite agressive, artificial, almost chemical. Medium body, very soft carbonization. Taste is low on sweetness, with medium bitterness, texture is oily.