deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thanks.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Some bitterness and lots of chocolate. A lovely brew.
BenH (1335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with big tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Similar taste,perhaps a touch of pine in there. A tad thin and dry. Quite one dimentional but nice.
matstc (49) - - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bar Animal in Madrid. Smells like light roast coffee and bread. Tastes similar to smell. Nice hop finish.
This is an all-around great porter. Well-balanced and opinionated with coffee and hops without being obnoxious.
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample thanks to Lupuloadicto. On tap @ Animal. Dark brown almost black colour with tan head, creamy and with god retention. Aroma is intense coffee with chocolate and toasty malts notes. Flavor is blak coffee, licorice, bittery. Smooth and creamy on palate.
Dashimus (168) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick, shortly lived tan head. Aroma is unique, nutty, soy sauce, poly-glue, spice and hint of chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, vinegar, deep roasted malts, soy sauce. Palate is slightly oily and moderate to full bodied. Overall enjoyable but perhaps needs a tweak on the aroma.
Lowenbrau (1002) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @Bodega de la Ardosa. Intense coffe and bitter chocolate aromas. Pours very dark, with creamy tan head. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is bitter, smooth, balanced, nice coffee flavours. Very enjoyable.
AleTsar (1336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BrewDog Edinburgh 190113
Black, thin tan head, good lacing
Aroma - roast malts,some burnt toast, quite light aroma
Taste - deep roasted malts, soft coffee grounds, quite bitter, nice rich roast, bitter hops
Palate - medium carb and body, bitter palate. Finish of bitter roast
jamestulloch (477) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Cappuccino, soy sauce, vanilla and milk chocolate.
Appearance: Dark brown body with a massive tan head that holds well. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Sharp, almost sour citrus note backed by solid chocolate malt. Hints of lychee.
Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture.
Overall: Very nice but note quite as good as their Export Stout London 1890.
jonas (5044) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at La Tape, Madrid. Black, golden brown creamy lace. Dark roast coffee. Dry sparkly roasted body. Nice toast and coffee notes, well balanced to the herbal licorice and genever-like notes. Chocolate retronasal. Easygoing, flavorfull and drinkable Porter.
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle from Mr Lawerence, SE London) Pours black with a medium tan head and good lacing. A roasted malt aroma with some fruity and hoppy notes in there. Full body, nice bitter finish. Very good.