JorgeLee (770) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity in the Jerusalem Tavern. Deep brown colour with reddish hints. Quite a soft palate, roasted malts, some cocoa and tobacco, a little earthy and relatively hoppy, as per regional/house style. Slightly strong hint of booze given abv. Lovely stuff. Quite bemused drinking this beer in an EC1 postcode at the number of reviews claiming this doesnít fit the porter style...
Cantabrian (410) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like a Dunkel. Pours Dunkel-like, watery cola, with unmentionable head. Aromas are very feeble, with roasted malts and a hoppish fruitiness. Thatís all that we get from the grocer, as this seems to be as Dunkel as it could be. And the hoppy Dunkel. Flavours of roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, some spice, and the hoppy bitterness. Not too bitter, of course, but just a touch. The beer is not as watery as it looks. Thereís a medium body there. But itís not at all what I expected from an old stype porter... The same brewer makes a divine cream stout, and Iím looking forward to try their honey porter.
SheffieldSteel (111) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from Jodl, Graz. Pours a small white head which diminishes quickly. Aroma of peat and earth, some coffee. Colour profound black. Taste is medium sweet with roast coffee and some light spices hops. Body is thin and slightly watery. Very light carbonation. A fine offering from St Peter's, with a nice spicy hop aftertaste.
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birrabona (177) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at stonehedge montebelluna. brown with beige head. not very intensive. coffee and cream. interesting but not special.
CanCrusher (316) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark ruby colour with small light brown head that turns into a circle in a minute. This beer has medium intensity aroma, mostly of dark chocolate and coffee and there is some caramel, too. A bit watery feeling in mouth with light bitternes at the start and a little more bitterness at aftertaste. OK beer, but nothing outstanding.
Kobal (57) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown, nearly black with a thin head. Nose is licorice and coffee. Taste is the same plus baking chocolate and some nuttiness and a little umami twang. Light bodied compared to most porters, but I donít see that as a detriment. A classic English porter.
Temptation (136) - - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very simple, but, delicious, porter. With a reddish dark broen colour,. almost like Coke, the coffee is very present in nose, adding to roasted malts and hints of species (cinnamon). In mouth, well marked flavours to bitter coffee, nuts and a sweet liquorice finishing, over a light bitterness base. The best is the development, ordered and elegant, maybe a little bit simple but delicious. Medium-bodied and easy to drink. Ah! And the bottle is very nice...;-)
vipinvelp (1224) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby clear color with small brown foam head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and some caramel. Taste is bitter chocolate, and some bitter hop. A nice surprise. Quite long bitter chocolate aftertaste. (Velp 201210)
Palme (2311) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. So strange these St. Peter bottles. Who came up with the idea to make them like this anyway? It pours a clear deep dark ruby body with a medium sized bubbly beige head thatís leaving some lacings down the glass. Smells really nice this one. I get chocolate paper, cocoa, light roasted malts, dark malts and a dark caramel sweetness with tones of wood and dark fruits. Took me a bit off guard, and I really like it. In the taste it feels a bit thin and watery with coffee, soft chocolate, dark malts, some dry cardboard, watery licorice and honey. Light caramel sweet also, and a soft dry chocolate finish ending with a mild bitterness and a hint of acidity. Not bad at all, but the aroma was stunningly nice and definitely memorable. 05.09.2012
reebtogi (3388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color with some red highlights a 2 finger light tan head that settles to leaves some spotty lacingin the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with some coffee and hops. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with some rlasted grain and hop bitterness. Light to medium body with light carbonation. A tasty porter which is quite enjoyable, but a little thin in the body.