koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle at a tasting on January 13. The pour on this is a ruby-ish brown (not as dark as I’d like to see in a solid porter) with a lighter tan head. The head falls down to a filmy presence and leaves great lace on the glass. The aroma is pretty great in terms of a porter. There is a great roastyness to it, with just enough chocolaty malt, and a little coffee there in the back end.The flavor mimics the aroma with a little extra bitterness that’s not picked up in the nose. There is also a little detected caramel that’s well hidden. The mouth feel is a little light and thin, but the aftertaste is just great
Sdaniel90 (280) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a deep rubybrownish colour with a fluffy, lacey head. Aroma features caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Heavy and robust, with a strong toasted character and bitter finish to match. Great, warming beer.
AbbeyRoade (280) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh. Licorice, coffee, roasted malt aroma and matching flavors. Boozy flavors permeate and don’t bode well for this brew as it isn’t quite smooth enough for my liking.
Majek (297) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, ruby colour with medium and very stable head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasty malts and hint of coffee. Taste is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Tasty porter.
ClaudeB04 (104) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours quite an impressive head in my Duvel glass. Strong roasted coffee nose. I expected some sourness but the coffee aroma is overpowering everything.
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Toast, chocolate malt, burnt/roast malt, dried fruit, toffee and subtle smokiness.
Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness, with low sourness and slight saltiness.
Palate: Thin coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, lingering malty, chocolate, liquorice dry finish with a note of caramel.
Comments: Very tasty and glass lace.
Slubgob (181) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into goblet. Lot of chocolate in the nose. In the mouth, more chocolate, coffee, some mellow hops. Finishes with more roast.respectable but unremarkable.
mmahut (894) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours in dark ruby amber body with very small, not lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with smoky notes and dried raisins. Taste is light sweet with high fresh bitterness, long lasting. Body is light with medium carbonation.
rhyshewer (66) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Coffee, dried fruits, slight herbal edge.
Appearance: Deep ruby, minimal head.
Taste: Slight sourness before a big coffee wave.
Palate: Medium-bodied, silky, medium carbonated,long coffee finish.
Overall: Nice porter, perfectly pleasant but nothing awe-inspiring.
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red/brown, capuccino head
Chocolate, caramelized roasted nuts, toasted malts, yeast
Sweet then very bitter
Roasted malts, smokey, felpata