czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from mathieu t., many thanks! pours almost black with a nice creamy beige head, some retention. strong coffee and roasted notes, smoked malt, scotch whiskey, maple - some sweetness, never cloying, few burnt malts, leather and soy sauce. soft carbonation, medium to full body, big resinous and citrusy hops for a medium long dry-hopped citrusy finish. quite nice sipper!
klm1 (425) - - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown or better: black clear colour, with mousse-like light brown big firm head. Visually high carbination. Aroma without presence of alcohol, namely malts dominate: roasted barley, chocolate, toffee, coffee (naturally; they used munich and cara!). On the second hand you detect little notes of hops.
Flavor is firstly sweet, with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, than you notice alcohol warmth. In finish dominates hops (pine, little tropical reminescences). Hop bitterness is surprisingly high, but really well balanced with malt sweetness, which is medium. Body is full, but soft, carbonation also, with long lasting dry bitterness. Complex, very good porter, another fantastic brew from Proef.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a three finger, creamy, tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is deep roast, smoke, charred wood, piney hops, dark chocolate, dark caramel, oily roast, grapefruit peel and crusty bread. Flavor is roast, ashy toasted oats, charred pine, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, toasted bready malt, ginger spice, earthy leaves and a nice dark caramel, burnt sugar and spruce tip finish. Medium body, creamy entry, medium, blanketing carbonation, chewy middle and dry, somewhat chalky finish. Really good stuff overall, big roasty, smoky character with a surprising hop punch.
Mortlach (1248) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpumo @Open Baladin Roma. Pours deep brown with a big and persistent cappuccino foam. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolata, coffee and vanilla, hops (grass), nice. Flavour is strong and powerful, chocolate, licorice, coffee, strong bitter end. Full body, light carbonation. Rough, but very good!
JorgeLee (1409) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Very dark almost black, with a billowing grey head that filled the glass perfectly, looked superb. Very full mouthfeel, big flavours. Actually very hoppy, malts getting a bit lost, some harshness and ashy burned flavour I guess from the smoked malt, maybe brown as well. Interesting and tasty, not sure comes together perfectly. One to sip rather than drink.
k92488 (343) - NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 flaske. Mørk med brunt skum som varer. Aroma kaffe malt og karamell. Smak brent malt kaffe. Mild og fin.
colui72 (192) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic look: black with brown medium head. Aroma is fantastic: from coffee, roasted malrs to caramel, to chocolate, to dark fruit. Taste very complex as well, a hurricane of all the aromas, plus a milky sweetness. Bitter end, with burnt caramel after taste. Wonderful.
HerrBierkoenig (515) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 16/06/19 Pours dark black nontransparent liquid, medium frothy brown head, Aroma: dark and milk chocolate, espresso, griotte cherries, plums, caramel cake, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light sour, milk chocolate, caramel, griotte cherries, plums, nuts, Palate: full body, creamy to oily texture, average carbonation, long chocolate bitter finish, Overall: excellent porter, very drinkable, delicious, enjoyed.
jzi (61) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wygląd: Jasno brązowa, drobnoziarnista piana. Wysoka, opada zostawiając potężną koronkę. Barwa piwa - czarna, nieprzejrzysta.
Aromat: Karmel, gorzka czekolada, kawa, Lekka śliwka i nuta orzechowa.
SmaK: Mocna goryczka o charakterze gorzkiej czekolady. Kawowy posmak, lekkie nuty laktozy, Wyraźna paloność. Gorycz nie zalega. Po przełknięciu, czuć delikatnie alkohol. Piwo jest wytrawne, średnio wysycone. Bardzo dobre.
redders1974 (289) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours only black with a ridiculous tan head tastes plums coffee smoke dark fruits and brown sugar, alcohol very much present, very east drinking for a strong porter could easily become unstuck on this on a night out nice tipple maybe a little sweet for my pallat.
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (330ml) in our apartment, Paris, May 22] 34th rating of my Paris/Amsterdam trip. Pours a very dark brown with an average size lasting frothy light-brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate, a touch of vanilla and nuts. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate & coffee, light lactic notes and a somewhat big bitter finish (7+). Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. Really good.