markdoswald (11) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma was ok. I don’t know what a "old style porter" is supposed to taste like, all I know is that I didn’t like it. Way too sweet with a strong maltiness that overwhelms the palate. I don’t know what it is about this brewery and malt. This and the IPA are like watered down barley wine’s! Maybe they don’t fair well travelling all the way from England to the USA.
PanMarek (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque reddish brown with moderate foam. Pleasant heavy roasted, caramel malt in the nose. The flavor is slightly mild, but the caramel and toffee notes come up. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly chewy.
I love these bottles.
MihaKu (43) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, chocolate, dough, smoke.
Brown, clear body, minimal, brown head.
Medium sweetness and bitterness, light sourness.
Light bodied, thin feel. Soft carbonation with long finish.
ndburns (150) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown with ruby tinges and a minimal tan head. Roasted malt aroma, hints of chocolate, nuts, toffee. Similar flavors, quite dry throughout, some sweetness up front, but settles into a dry bitterness.
Fules (733) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Közepes, tartós hab, fekete szín. Pörkölt malátás, kávés, kissé kakaós illat. Pörkölt malátás, feketecsokis ízvilág. Utóíze pörkölt kesernye, pici csoki, nem túl hosszú. Fincsi klasszikus porter, a könnyed és a közepes testesség határán.
LazyPyro (530) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown/mahogany colour, almost black, with a one finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, biscuity, hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, some bitter coffee notes in the finish. Lovely creamy texture, well balanced, soft carbonation. Really nice porter.
alex_leit (2128) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml. Brown color, good creamy foam. Aroma: fruity, plum, caramel, malty. Taste: caramel, fruit, plum, diacetyl, sweet, not bad.
Lele (408) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
ASPETTO: marrone molto scuro, praticamente impenetrabile a bicchiere pieno. Schiuma marroncino chiaro, fine, poco abbondante e poco persistente. AROMA: aroma non intenso, ma ben avvertibile sentori di leggero marzapane e tostato. GUSTO: tostato, liquirizia e un leggero marzapane le fanno da padrone. Chiude con un leggero amarognolo tostato. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione media. CONCLUSIONE: birra pulita e ben fatta, che disseta e dŕ soddisfazioni.
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is roasted malt, toffee. Appearance is dark, dark mahogany--almost black--with finger-width light brown head with poor retention but decent lacing. Taste is roasted malt with dark fruits and toffee, hint of bitter coffee at end. Palate is medium bodied with creamy, thick texture, soft carbonation and mostly bitter, dry finish. Overall, a decent amount going on and a nice change from American-style porters.
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: very dark brown clear colour, some little head which dissipates quickly. Some carbonation is visible albeit not a lot.
Aroma: very nice, complex aroma, intense nutty aroma and very biscuity. Complex old ale character is noticeable. Caramel and chocolate notes. Very nice.
Flavour: rather mild but complex. Nutty and a bit spicy, some biscuit malt. Some hops shines through as does some bitterness but only very mildly. Really great porter.
Cachobrewski (15) - MEXICO - MAY 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice dark color but the head is gone quickly. Aroma is dark malts and caramel, deep toffee, some maple syrup. Flavor: Starts as a sweet, rich, malty brew that quickly turns into a very complex and pleasant, mature and flowery beverage with an extremely balanced and tasty end. This is an excellent beer, from one of the best breweries in the world.