Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Distinctive medicine style bottle. More amber in color than most porters. Head is a soapy tan with plenty of retention. Aroma is a delightful dark fruit. Plums and raisins abound and a hint of smoke is an undertone. Flavor is more tart than expected and plenty smoky. It is a sweet beer, though, and the malt takes some different turns. Interestingly, the malt flavor that is most common appears while licking the lips after a drink. Dark fruit can be found but it is underneath. Chocolate and coffee are also found. More of the dark fruit makes its way to the taste buds late in the glass. Mostly this porter has a smoky tart flavor and a little less hops would be an improvement. It is an interesting beer to rate in that I really like everything about it except the flavor. The flavor is good but after the other categories it is a disappointment.
kajser27 (1365) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby to black colored, small beige head, not very lasting. Aroma is of dark chocolate, some coffee, bit apple and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet malt, dark chocolate, coffee, light apple and bit dark fruit, moderate- roasty bitterness, dryish finish, decent lasting choco finish. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy. Not bad...
(bottle, Beer Club Pula)
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with reddish tones and very fast disappearing off-white to beige foam. Aroma is sweet and slightly hoppy, notes of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel and some light floral. Taste is also sweet with notes of roasted malt and vanilla. Medium to light body with soft carbonation, slick texture and a bitter finish.
Mario80 (29) - Galicia, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beer! Pours gold colour beer with a medium head. Well-balanced!
PanMarek (241) - 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 (44) - 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 (166) - 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 (794) - 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 (570) - 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 (2364) - 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 (425) - 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.