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White Pony Microbirrificio
Brewed at ’t Gaverhopke

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Piove di Sacco (PD), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial porter brewed with english and belgian malts, belgian speciality yeast and english hops.
Strong complex malty character balanced by noble hops, with a soft roasted touch. So drinkable!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2014
[33 cl. bottle][15 cl. sample][Split with Kogymo][White Pony Day @ ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske] Very young sample +/- 1 week old, I was warned. I am always a bit confused when a brewery brings a beer to a festival and warns me about it prior to drinking, it is young, over carbonated etc. I understand that they are covering their backs but it still seems a bit odd to me, if you are not sure of a beer just don’t serve it to me. I have never been handed food in a restaurant accompanied by a warning like, I am not sure if the bread was long enough in the oven. It seems to me if it tastes great, I won’t start nitpicking about the colour etc. Anyway pours oily black with unsurprisingly little in the way of head. Smells of cacao, chocolate syrup, hazelnuts, it is quite grainy and lacking a definite characteristic or subtlety. Tastes of roasted malts, it is a bit watery, sweetish, oily with hazelnuts, sweetish, syrup, very simple and a bit watery and week, lacking many characteristics maybe indeed simply to young. I was told that this is their best beer & that it was bound to impress.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPPEARANCE: black beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: burned malts, coffee, chocolate. TASTE: coffee, chocolate, some toffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As White Pony Zumbi ].
Clear dark dark black color with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt malt, coffee, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, strong coffee, malt bitter, late finish has also chocolate and dark chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Quit powerfull and long after taste but it fade away quit nice with a very nice chocolatety aftertaste and balance flavor ... [20140226]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
18th March 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, good mid tan head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Rich and smooth dark malts with light touches of roast and earthy coffee. Little coffee bitterness. Dark malt cream. Smooth finish with a touch of dark fruits. A rich and robust porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
33cl bottle. Bb 08/17. Pitch black, espresso head, looks great. Strong roasted maltyness, dark chocolate, oat smoothness, licorice notes. Superb, can’t stop sniffing it. Flavor then; salty licorice, sweetness, oatmeal, roasted malt. Finish is long with strong coffee coming through. Great porter. I like the intense aroma and flavors, full bodied brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, dark chocolate, coffee and aromatic hops. Flavour is roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, light sweet and medium bitter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (440) - BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2014
Voici donc un porter d’une espèce noble, autrement dit un imperial porter... Son niveau abv de 9,4 % peut effectivement permettre de prétendre à cette distinction, nous allons le vérifier. Couleur noire encre de Chine. Très beau. Texture opaque. Mousse caramel foncé qui tombe immédiatement, mais cela semble une loi du genre. Donc on admet. Arômes de fruits noirs, anisette, pain noir, pointe de menthe, chocolat noir, truffe chocolat. 1ère bouche douce, souple, sur le café noir, moka, et des herbes des bois. Arrière-bouche pas très longue mais fine. 2ème bouche avec de fortes saveurs de café de Colombie, du malt torréfié, et une pointe de tourbe. 3ème avec la douceur de la texture et la force du café. Puis viennent de fines épices. Arrière-bouche multiple mais toujours courte. La longueur est de café, terre, herbes, mares d’eau, feuilles d’automne mouillées. La levure est souple mais un peu sèche. L’alcool est bien dosé pour un porter, ce qui le porte effectivement à un niveau impérial, sur ce point. La finale donne des nuances de guignolet, une grande finesse. Elle est très belle. Conclusion : une bière qui en tous points justifie son niveau impérial. Seules petites failles sur la levure et le côté bref des arrière-bouches. Mais aucune fausse note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2014
Near-black red-brown beer under a huge brown-tan head; pouring a tad viscous. Roasted, sweetish roasted nuts, tad mineral nose. Burnt grain, molasses, just a touch of chocolate and coffee. Bitter-roasted. Dark malts in abundance, restsugar tries vainly to get through in the background. Chocolate, dark and mild combined, roasted crusts. Good balance. Thick, rich, viscous, warming, good carbonation. It remains indeed quite drinkable, as the label claims. Ah! I’m not overly impressed by most White Pony beers tried so far, but this is not one to leave standing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
Im Glas ist ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier, fast schon schwarz. Die Schaumkrone ist wunderschön bräunlich aber leider hält sie sich nicht lange. Geruch nach Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack alkoholisch röstmalzig, Kaffee, Bitterschokolade. Ein klasse Imperial Porter!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2434) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2014
Pours dark brown almost black Good brown head Smell is bitter , coffee , chocolate , bit porter in the back Taste is bitter . Coffee , some hops , some chocolate . Light mouthfeel , but that works . Ideal carbo . Nice and intence , very nice !


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