Alengrin (1254) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of Sterkens’s ’pitcher Beers’ with dense, stable head and warm bronze colour; fruity and malty aroma, bit straightforward but enjoyable, with some roasted bitterness in the finish. A bit like a downtuned Scotch, still one of the better Sterkens beers I had.
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Santa Barbara
My father picked this one out; I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in Washington state. Dark pour, very little head. Pretty nice nose, chocolate and just a touch of porter vinous sourness; a belgian yeast thing and more smoke than I would have expected. Flavor is just a little bit sweet, baker’s chocolate and again those vinous notes. A bit thin would be my main complaint. My wife was very impressed and stole my glass. I go a bit against the grain here and actually think this was nice.
turbothy (1086) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a fairly large head that however dissipates quickly, leaving an uneven thin foam on top of the beer. Malt, roasted coffee aroma. Pleasantly roasted flavour, though the flavour seems a bit alcoholic for "only" 6½%. Decent enough, but not earth-shattering.
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bomber bottle. Aroma is sweetly skunk with some darkness. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head. Taste is European sweet with some dark skunkiness. Palate is pretty neutral. Overall, a decent beer. Very European.
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JefVerstraete (1272) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour, medium carbonation. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark fruit. Easy drinkable. Bit thin body.
jflopsu (531) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark black with fizzy light brown head. Aroma is a mix of toffee, prunes, and other dark fruits. Taste is watered down (but flavorful) with prunes, raisins, other dark fruits, and sweet malt.
Buongiorgio00 (754) - - JAN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chiamiamola porter belga o dubbel molto originale, ma niente di eccezionale comunque. Gusto che riechegga i malti tostati, con note di frutta scura e una dolcezza pervasiva da canditi. Gradevole.
alliance100 (640) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle , pours thin black with a white head . Dark fruit and moderate sweetness . Cheap cola aftertaste . Not my favorite .
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Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Medium brown with a ligjt tan head. This has the distinct flavor of a porter from that region. Grape jelly flavor with roasted notes. Not a gret porter.
rondphoto (1926) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark ruby amber with a big frothy 4" head that slowly goes away, thick curving sheets of lace. Taste is lightly spiced sweet caramel malt with a twist of dark fruit and earthy bread. Slightly chalky on the roof of the mouth, but still drinks easily. The finish includes a carbonation edge that brings things back into balance. Slightly off the beaten path,...and quite good. Recommended.