guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl from Bierhall Dekoninck, @ home. Black color, tan Head. Aroma of caramel is well hidden, taste is rather sweet with some bitterness too, astringent and salty finish. Notes of dark chocolate, caramel. Overall a decent porter.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
jaghana (4649) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl traded with Olliejobbins thanks. A dark beer with huge copper head and good retention. Nose is on dark chocolate, biscuits. Aroma is on dark malt, dark chocolate, nice peated touch, medium creamy, high carbonated, nutty. Finish is on wet wood and smoke with dark coffee touch.
budedou (548) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoke, coffee, chocolate and some dried fruits in the aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice and interesting porter with a strong smoke flavour.
mR_fr0g (5383) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. A catch up rate. Aroma is nice earthy roast, damp campfire, slight smokey ash, Some earthy coco on the nose as well.. Lively pour, opaque black with some dark red highlights and a big mid tan head that fades to a thin layer. Flavour is composed of smooth nutty roast, campfire, praline, and a bittle roast bitterness in the finish. Smoke character is nicely integrated with the base beer. A little soapy note on the flavour. Palate is medium full, smoth with highish carbonation.
bergstaden (1682) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with a brown head - Smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with some smoked notes to it, and some bitterness - Good smoked malt finish that lasts for some time - This was good
HammerTroll (819) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, medium sized tan head. Chocolate aroma, but where is the smoke? Taste is just wonderful. Smoked pork, bacon. Watery texture, not creamy, but very oily. Soft carbonation. Roasty finish. Just great.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)
RichardW (1739) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery. Rich tar and rubber aroma, pouring a great thick black colour, tan head. Soft and smoky on the tongue, subtle roast at the back. with a great bitter finish. Lovely effervescent beer, impressive.
Linnet (1312) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey, roasty, coffee, ashy. Chocolate, licorice.
Black colour, tan head, lacing.
Mid-bitter, medium sweetness, salty.
Medium body, soft carbonation, salty and roasty finish.
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Graze Inn, Sheffield. Pours mahogany with beige head. The taste is chocolate and peaty smoke. Some toffee too. Very pleasant.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee smoke and a bit of alcohol in the aroma. Roasted malt dried fruit coffee mildly smomed, fair amount of hops bitterness, notes of citrus. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish.