birocotsios (147) - - AUG 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with small brown foam. Light bitter aroma of dark chocolate. Balanced bittersweet taste of choclate, hops and malts with hints of dark fruits.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle of "Elemental Dark Ale: Robust Porter" with a BB date stamp of 23 Feb. 2017. Retrieved from Scotland in August 2016.
This London style porter pours with a very dark red-brown body and a thin, weak head.
Aroma: simple but pleasing aroma of dark roasted grains.
Flavor: rich (after warming); well-balanced; near even bitter/sweet balance turning mildly bitter in the aftertaste.
Medium body and near medium carbonation.
Overall: allowed to warm but improved with further warming.
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@PBF XI. Deep coppery black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is toffee, nuts, some ripe fruits, mild wood and herbs. Flavour is roasted malts, nuts, some toffee and mild dry wooden notes.
g_georgiou (501) - CYPRUS - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with a medium brown head. Aroma is smoked malt, cocoa, ash. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a bit of smoked. Soft carbonation, medium body.
Hermod (6489) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @PBF XI.
Poured cola brown color with a thin off white head.
Nice coffee notes, roastedness, licorice in aroma.
Flavor has coffee, cocoa powder, mild spicy notes, ashy finish. Very dry.
erickok (5451) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flimsy head, nice dark body. Very harsh toasted aroma, but quite weak. Bit watery tbh. Good bitterness, lasting. Ups and downs. I like it, but I don’t consider it very good. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
sir__v (2133) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, black bread, and mocha with coffee notes. Superb balance. Taste: medium body with roasted malt and caramel notes, balanced with superb mocha taste coffee domination. Good attenuation and super drinkable. Aftertaste: black chocolate and chocolate beans. Amazing !
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. An opaque peaty brown pour with a thin beige head; aroma of brown sugar; thin in the mouth with a roasted coffee taste, some demerara sugar and caramel; and a rather thin and bitter (coffee dreg) finish. Not a great porter.
daje (4123) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at OX184, Edinburgh, june 15th 2015. Black body with a dark beige head. Aroma of licorice, black tea, raisins. Taste is lightly toasted with dark chocolate, notes of salt, fruity sting in the finish. Good bitterness, quite a nice porter.
th42 (2) - Oakham, Rutland, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Sweet and smoky taste - quite ’moreish’ and you can tell the ingredients are fresh and of good quality. Nice mouthfeel too.