JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 33cl bottle from Cellier des Arcades, Arras. Pours an opaque dark brown, small tan head. Aroma: roasted malts, maple syrup, chocolate, smoke, quite nice. Flavour: prickly feel, smokey, chocolate malt, slightly nutty, again quite good. Rare to find porters or stouts made in France, but I have yet to come across a bad one. They get a lot of foreign imports of this style so I wonder if it’s something local brewers just don’t bother with much.
Erasmus_ro (1130) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle BBE 02/11. The beer tries to get out as soon as you crack it open. Pours an auburn-tinged, very dark brown, almost black with a large and thick, latteish head. Aroma begins sour with berries, red currant, rowan berries, slight vinegar, some tones of sweet maltiness. Later evens out into sweet maltiness with some roastedness and herbal hops in there. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, notes of sour berries. Aftertaste is malty, slighty herbal and woody, some cardboard can be detected at times. Palate is somewhat carbonated, medium and a little thin.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a lasting medium-sized tan head. Malt, vinegar and spices in the nose. The flavour is slightly sweet and sour with notes of malt, juniper berries and some spices. Light to medium-bodied and quite carbonated.
Swaroga (1072) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium, lightly tanned head. Nose : cheese, yeast, smoke, black chocolate. Nuts. Sip : medium thick and creamy, low carbonation. Moderately sweet start collapses under delicate smoky flavour of black chocolate, clove and cooked fruits that develops a gentile dry ending. It’s a nice porter if one enjoys smoked, torrified malts and dry finish. OK.
tlind2 (1058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, BB 2/2011. Very deep, reddish-brown color, wispy tan head. Vaguely sour aroma with hints of coffee. Slightly sour flavor with roasted malts, tart finish. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Either this has not aged well or it wasn't particularly good to begin with.
ansjelaah (1042) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pikzwarte kleur, smaakt en ruikt naar zure koffie, mokka, rook, beetje chocolade, echt bah
Nordcore (931) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, Dark brown with a nice lightbrown head. Aroma; Dark fruits, with some sence of caramel and prune. Taste; Malt with some sence of prune again. A bit sour at the end.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. it has a dark brown color with a large head. it is a bit sour and a bit sweet. some spices too. kinda boring.
mikkopen (770) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Deep dark brown colour, thin beige head. The aroma is roasted, slightly sour, with some chocolate and berries. The flavour is a bit odd, roasted and sour, with notes of berries and vinegar, and an ashy finish. Interesting, but not very pleasant.
MikeKeller (721) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Very dark brown colour with small brownish head. Very sour aroma reminds me of Fernet-Branca. Roasty taste is like the aroma with fruity notes, quite special. Decent medium body. Not a beer for beginners because of the sourness.