Strykzone (5280) - 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.
ermaki (25) - - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cerveza con aromas a café suave en boca con regusto a chocolate amargo, fácil de beber
willisread (401) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Aromas of cacao, dark fruit and roasted malts. Taste is more of the same with a bitter roasted coffee-like finish. Oily mouthfeel. Not bad but not as good as the cream stout.
HammerTroll (686) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown color, minimal tan head. Aroma of chocolate and cocoa. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and cocoa. A bit creamy texture, average carbonation. Roasty finish. Not bad.
(Vrutak 0,5l bottle)
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is caramel, chocolate taste is light chocolate and bitter.
peponi (584) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: roasted caramel, roasted malts.
Appearance: dark copper color, no head.
Taste: low herbal bitterness, roasted caramel, roasted dark malts, dry and watery.
Palate: low body and low carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Boring beer.
rikstar (1115) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l fles gedeeld met peltmeister. Zwart met een creme kraag. Geur en smaak met engelsedrop en biscuit. Body is medium. Afdronk met drop en laurier
MrBlueSky93 (275) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Dark Brown in colour, 2 finger off white head. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, berries, coffee, dark chocolate. Much the same on the taste, perhaps with a touch of lemon. Complex!
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown. Somewhat sweet at first, then becomes quite dry. Tastes a bit aged (maybe due to green bottle?). Fairly light body. The hops stand out more than the body. Good but not great.
dnicolaescu (1052) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 50 CL. Brown malt and bread, a touch of caramel in the aroma, dark bread crust, and a drop of hops too. Not much roasted notes, like chocolate or coffee. It is half-way between a mild and a modern porter. The flavour is brown malts, very restrained caramel sweetness, and a solid spicy bitter finish. Smooth mouth-feel, despite the lack of carbonation. it does not feel flat or watery. Nothing extreme here, just a smooth balanced beer. Surprisingly good.
Beerathon (1418) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting porter. Has a boozy taste to it that apparently it shouldn’t (only 5.1%). Some nutty and roasted malts flavors, along with a bit of cola. Thin, but not in a bad way. Slightly bitter. Some sugars in the nose that don’t necessarily show up in taste. Different than most porters, and for that reason I’m giving it extra credit.