beerman89 (38) - Greater London, - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting and complex. Aroma is hoppy with some coffee, licorice and tropical fruits. There is some strawberry sauce in there somewhere. The taste is immediately bitter espresso and chocolate, with the hops and tropical fruits trying to push through but the coffee dominates. There is a bitter finish with a slightly sweet, candy like aftertaste. Medium body, low carbonation. Unique, and very nice!
budedou (170) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Waouh!! :) I love it!
What a taste! What a Porter!! :)
My best porter/stout!!! :)
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by chriso at RBWG - thanks! Pours a deep brown with a beige ring for a head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, and earthy hops. The flavor goes the same way. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel. Really nice hoppy porter, more like a black IPA. Excellent beer.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by somebody during RBWG. Labeled 6.5%. Very dark brown color. Thin light brown head. Good khaki off-white head, solid dots and ropes of lace. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Dark chocolate, light molasses. Moderate sweet, light bitter taste. Good light earthy, herbal citrusy hop. Impressive black IPA / hoppy porter. Good stuff. Up my alley.
AndySnow (2226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, chocolate, caramel, liquorice.
TET (1393) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Version 6%, hops: Motueka, Columbus, Topaz. A black beer with a beautifu, big and light brown head. Tastefull nose, roastiness, chocolate and strong citrusfruity hoppyness. Taste is strongly roasted, even slightly burned, coffee, citrusfruits and some pine forest. Medium bodied, mild carbonation but that’s enough. Roasted porter with strong hoppyness.
dexcansino (374) - Andalucía, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 (The kernel Export India Porter Chinook Bramlinh Cross) cerveza negra con espuma densa que perdura. No es una típica porter, es más lupulada, floral y afrutada. Aún así tiene su fondo a café, tostado, chocolate y regaliz.
Drake (7830) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #46. Bottle shared by chriso at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Thanks Chris for introducing me to this brewery! Pours a clear dark red-orange color with a medium sized foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, mild spice, mild hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, well balanced, lingering bitterness. Solid.
allmyvinyl (1777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle shared with jeevan. Dark brown pour, thick tan head. Chocolate milk aroma, light liquorice. Taste had more of the same, creamy texture, long finish. Grand.
Martinus (2608) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown colour, beige head, bit of a gusher. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice, cacao, malts and caramel. Flavour of liquorice, malts and caramel. Finish roasted malts, cacao and liquorice. Nice!
(From 33cL bottle shared @ RBBWG III, Tim’s place. Opened mainly for making birramisu, but hey, might as well share it at the tasting..)
Anatole (80) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amertume, café grillé, fumé, amertume agréable. Une excellent porter. J’en redemande.