jjsint (1663) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Jeremiah’s Taproom, Edinburgh. Very dark - brownish black, if you will - with a pretty little crown of beige head. Aroma’s a bit quiet. Roast malt, blackberry and strong coffee coming through. Taste is strong and bitter, but the malts feel too aggressively roasted, giving the impression of overstewed diner coffee.The finish bears the brunt of the roasted malt, leaving the aftertaste with a slightly acrid feel. Despite this lack of balance, it’s a pretty good beer all told.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Adam & Eve, Bristol 2/11/2015. Dark brown with a frothy, beige, head. Coffee notes, fruity hops, plenty of roasted malt character, some plain chocolate and a lingering, toasty finish. Enjoyable.
no_cheating (35) - - NOV 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely beer. Very dark in color. Smooth roasted taste. A little bit of chocolate.
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tulip. Supplier: Small Bar (Bristol). Pours dark with small head. Hints of coffee and dark fruits.
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank with Masum at his place 16-10-2015. Okay porter. Nice taste. Not that special but nice.
androman (1141) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Body is nearly black, head is small, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is roasted coffee, light smoke, flavor is dark roasted coffee, coal, ash, light smoke, fresh water. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty heavy bitter. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, simple, tasty.
Countbeer (5613) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Chouffe glass:
Creamy tan head. Blackish brown body.
Aromas of tobacco, dried herbs, wood roast, manure, laurel
Flavour of tobacco, toast, malts, some bitters, light tints of dried herbs/leaves and caramel...
Aftertaste is bitter, toast/light roast, caramel, malts and tobacco...
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, watery texture.
Flavour and aroma are light, watery and not that inviting. But the aftertaste seems to be the strongest part of this beer.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled as Elemental Dark Ale at 5.1%, batch ED01 BB 04 Jun 2016, large sample. Dark brown cooor, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of fruity hops, bramble, bit citrus, blackcurrant, slight coffee and roast. Medium fruity and roasty bitterness, some citrus and pine. Sloght mocha sweetness. Wonderful stuff. Very fruity for a porter, almost towards black IPA, although bottle mentions just 35 IBU.
themightyjag (293) - - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Tempest.
Thin tan head, a little lacing. Very dark brown body. Nose is roasted nuts, vanilla, a little smokiness. Flavour is creamy chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts. Bitter coffee finish, gentle bitterness lingers on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, light carbonation, good thickness. Great porter.
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from trade with douberd, many thanks!
Pours very dark brown with a huge good lasting beige head. aroma of chocolate, coffee and some vanilla. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, very delicious.