gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quick a bit more hops than I expected. Good strong flavor, but not as interesting as others.
chinchill (1724) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz green bottle served in a Unibroue snifter (from March 2012 notes).
A: Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a small off-white head that soon dies down to a lasting island and ring; leaves spotty lacing.
S: Exceptionally pleasant mix of dark fruit + chocolate + roasted malt + baked bread + a dash of spicy hops. Excellent if more subdued than I wish, given the great quality.
T: Plenty of rich, roasted malt flavor here, but that’s not all. ... This is surprisingly hoppy for a English porter; enough to leave it very nicely spicy and slightly bitter. Nice roasty aftertaste.
M: moderate carbonation; enough to leave the medium-body smooth but lively. Light dryness in the finish.
O: A very well-crafted brew that should be sought out by fans of porters.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of tart fruit, light herbal hops, mild bitterness to the finish, light bodied, ok but the stout is better.
HoppyScallywag (62) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is not very good.....I'm getting over a cold but it just doesn't get high points from me. I love these bottles. They're like old medicine bottles. I'm not a big fan of the beers inside though....lol. I had a grapefruit ale the other night and it wasn't a stunner either. Just not refined enough. Glad I tried it, but not going to get it again
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Calisky (556) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur sombre trouble. Nez de malt grillé. Goult leger de malt grillé, corps leger, m’attendais a mieux. Mais bonne qd meme.
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Fiddler, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is red berry fruit, roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet with a smooth caramel, fruit, light hop bitter palate but with a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
MarcoDL (2072) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark beer, with some sweetish malty notes of coffee and cacao. Not very complex, quite easy to drink.
Lore (1005) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark brown colour, beige creamy head; roasted malty aroma with some floral and earthy notes and ash;taste of burnt sugar and malt - not too complex porter
Dohny (207) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Clear dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of caramel, wort. Flavor follows aroma, roasted malts are present also. Medium body, medium carbonation. Bitter finish.
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Gurthnar (1570) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma dry roasted and chocolate. Quite dry. Clear very dark colour. Off-white head. Taste is again quite dry from the beginning. Roasted and dark chocolate, somewhat simple, but really effective and tasty. Easily drinkable with a dry roasted finish.
The Etruscan (506) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown weak head. Mahogany colour. Aroma is malty with dried fruits, raisins, coffee and caramel notes. Flavor is malty too with red fruits and caramel tones, ending in a moderately roasty and fruity finish. Medium bodied.