Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Common Bar, Manchester. Pours dark brown with tan head. Sweetish, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Bitter. Slightly acidic.
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught keg at the Lyric, Soho @ 6% ABV. Medium tan head. Black body. Grapefruit, citrus, black malt, roasty, Citra hop, lemon. Bitter and tangy with some sourness. Nutty finish.
BeerGago (14) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
+very nice hoppy tones
-Too bitter aftertaste (confused by the style?)
-not very warming for a cold winterday
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
olliejobbins (1368) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. 6%. pours a very dark brown, almost black with caramel colour head that leaves a fair ring of lacing. aroma is weak coffee, roasted malts, dried cocoa and maybe some prunes. beautiful taste and mouth feel. some cocoa, just the right amount of bitter coffee. I get a little tangy grapefruit too. Yum.
TheFoamhead (171) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
When you taste a Porter, then a sour note will directly pop up on your tongue as you won’t expect to find it here. For the rest, it’s the Porter you are looking for: dry and sticky, oily texture, heavy body, coffee and roast flavours and a firmly dry finish.
This porter has all the components you need to have for this style. And more… a sour note that I wouldn’t expect to find here. The brew is sturdy but not refined.
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
toast, roasty, grass, black, hazy, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, creamy, lively,
elbernays (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with ciaranc. Pours black with wispy tan head. Wood, Ash, manure, dark fruit. Creamy milky flavour with dry wood finish. A little citrus fighting to come through. Nice
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Vineyard. Deep brown, little head. Rich dark chocolate nose. Flavour is dark, deep coffee. Big body, lovely fresh hop note. Long complex finish.
ccato (6) - - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bierkoenig. Had an excellent pour from the tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam, the bottle version was a bit disappointing.
ElManana (1148) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at the brewery. Hops: Motueka & Simcoe. Pours black, dark brown, light beige head. Aroma is espresso, coffee, dark chocolate, citrus. Taste packs quite a hoppy punch, combined with roasted, burnt coffee notes. Awesome.