richie747 (39) - Sydney, - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap thru hopback @ Wheatsheaf $10pint. Extra coffee and hop aromas and flavours from the hopback made this more of a sweet stout instead of a porter. Strong coffee and sweet roast flavor.
Lagerboy (1880) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Clear deep ruby copper, big tan froth slowly settles and lasts. Pleasing subtle chocolate vanilla aroma. Taste is smooth chocolate and vanilla, not too sweet, medium roast, trace of bourbon. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Lovely. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
vanvenlo (1703) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(13-Nov-2006) Big sweet choc vanilla malt aroma. Brown red colour, good head and suds lacing. Big sweet bourbon big vanilla and light roast malt flavour. Bourbon woody and sweet vanilla malt finish. Nice distinctive beer for its time. Perhaps a beer to drink as a quafer in small quanitities, otherwise it could become a bit sickly. I’d be interested in rerating this beer to see whether it has changed or my palate has moved on.
fletchfighters (1390) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-- Poured a dark, deep cola color. Settled black. Quick fading one finger light brown head. A few beads of carbonation rise from the sides. Really nice head retention to this. On swirling got a two, almost 3 finger head that was light sand in color.
S-- Vanilla, dark milk chocolate and some odd fruitiness to this. Some pear and green apple. Has the scent of a candle in some ways. Lacking he roasted malt character of this.
T-- Dark bitter chocolate. No sweetness to this. Very forward chocolate and some burnt malts or barley.
M-- Medium feel and medium carbonation. Staple of Australian porters and stouts are higher than normal carbonation for the style. I suppose to make it more drinkable and approachable. Lots of dark chocolate in the mouth but nothing to smooth it out. Kind of harsh in a way. Like the 90% coco bars can find here. Get a bit of apple again in the mouth. Finishes dry.
D-- With some sweetness this could be really good. Has the porter taste but is very one dimensional.
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel and bread, leading to a dry metallic finish.
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Nice sweet porter. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is highly carbonated, velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 330ml bottle on 6/5/2011. Pours a very dark amber. The beer foamed out of the bottle with such force that I lost about a quarter of its contents. Has a modest aroma of roasted malt and molasses. The flavour is dominated by chocolate, with a reasonably strong alcohol and roasted malt bitter finish. I get the bourbon but couldn’t taste any vanilla. Not really a dessert beer as claimed. An okay porter, but nothing special.
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark reddish/brown - white head. Roasted, dryness, raisins, light cocoa aroma, vegetables, light metallic, light chocolate. Boring.
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of hay and dark chocolate.
Light roasted flavour of dark chocolate and berries.
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight caramelish. Bitter, roasted malty and smooth vanilla. Lingering dark roasted malty, bourbon and vanilla finish.