Psytron (1631) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of smoked malt. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of smoked malt, ash. Very bitter. Dry palate, ashy texture. Flat carbon.
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Great, fantastic frothy head and lacing. An unexpected aroma, more malty than anything else. But the taste is as advertised, chocolate and coffee. Great finish.
Ktwse (2952) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with low off-white head. Aroma of german sausage, smoke, wet burnt wood. Taste is smooth smoky and vanilla sweet with light chocolate and coffee bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee and toffee aroma, dark black pour with nice tan head. Flavor of porter character on coffe and some caramel. Finishes pretty clean and no heat. Good drinking brew
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
650 ml bottle.
Dark brown, bordering on black. Nice light tan head. Good strips of lacing.
Nose is very soft. Roast, earth, chocolate, earthy, slight smoke, and chalk. Odd.
Taste is very chalky. Like paste or eating chalk. Not very tasty. Little to no smoke. More like over hopped . rough to drink and hard to finish. Previous batches were much better. This was not.
bhaag (27) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, savoury aromas and flavours, with a bit of stewed fruits poking through. Well balanced smoked malt use it never becomes overbearing.
BlackHaddock (5189) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26th May 2015: on a four beer flight at the Stone Oceanside outlet. Dark and foreboding brew, burnt coffee esters fill the nose with a smoky trace or two. Taste similar, coffee and smoky. Slightly bitter finish. Decent.
badhack (445) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, darker than usual for a porter. Aroma is weak and flavor is like a porter with thin mouthfeel, maybe even dry, and a very strong smoky flavor. This should be had with BBQ. Some chocolate I didn’t care for but also cola and a bit of hops to balance but not very bitter. Very malty and a bit of caramel.
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Black brown pour, small head. Aroma of roasted malt, cacao and a little caramel. Taste has mild smoke, soft roast, cacao, coffee and caramel malt. No peat actually.
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt & chocolate. Taste is similar. Bitter finish.