ben4321 (3353) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man, 4/12/13
Aroma: The aroma is a nice mix of roasted and smoked malts, with some fruity notes as well
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a brown head and some fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same as the nose component-wise, but a tinge better in my opinion
Palate: The body is medium-full, with a soft carbonation, and a creamy and smooth mouthfeel
I thought that this one was a very nice Smoked Porter. It has a very nice mix of the roasted and smokey flavors. The smoke is present, but certainly not overpowering. I didn’t find much to complain about here.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black with small beige head. Aroma of aniseed, coffee and slight smoke. Light-medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Coffee, grains, licorice and slight coal stove smoke with notes of jalapeno. Light salty bitterness.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Big dark malt nose, faint roast. Nice flavor, medium sweet with dark malts, burnt grass, some minerals, some dark chocolate, a bit of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat dry and minerally to finish, with light roast, faint smoke, burnt grass and a bit of milk cocoa. Not bad overall.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tampa, Fl - on cask at Mr. Dunderbak’s. Dark brown leading to black pour with a sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some nice black earth accents, a hint of black coffee. Flavor has some roasted notes, a hint of smoked meat, some black dirt, chocolate and day old black coffee. Mouthfeel is nice and chalky like a porter should be. Excellent find!
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken op borefts’12, kleur is zwart, ruikt en smaakt naar chocolade, koffie en mocca, geen tot weinig koolzuur
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Paradiso Dupont in Washington, DC. Clear dark maroon, small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark cocoa. Taste has vanilla, brandied plums, coffee. Tasty.
kindacold (197) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an almost black red color, with a thick tan head. Smells like coffee and malt. Tastes malty and cafe au lait with subtle chocolate notes. Flavors end quickly, with peppery aftertaste.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some smoked cheese, light plum. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, light smoked cheese, roast, plum. Light-medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, London dec 2012. Black beer with a small tanned head. Chocolate, vanilla. licorice and raisins aroma with smokey notes. Smokey, licorice, roasted, vanilla flavour with cocolate notes. Nice one :-)
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to fizzy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, oyster stout alike, light burnt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, burnt malt, roasted, sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.