ALLOVATE (2469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Bountiful, well-fuelled inch and a half of satin sheened, cappuccino foam atop an inky black body. Kelp and sautéed nori slivers greet the nose with underlying hints of roasted carob, roasted mushroom, Marmite and kecap manis - interesting!
And theni it’s gone. Chalky, carbonate palate; quite soft and mellow with little carbonation and a smooth finish. Again the nori dominates with enough roast, bitter burnt malts to crack the code. Length is all roasted, charred malts, but so subdued. Feels restrained. Hops and ginger didn’t make the party. Average stuff! (50cL, BBE 03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
sblsimone85 (293) - USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birra classica bel suo genere, fantastico corpo abbondante con un amaro molto persistente e note quasi afumicate
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
hawanna (2323) - GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home
chocolate, roasty, cereal, herbs, earthy, vanilla, dark brown - black color, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,
kevnic2008 (8467) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black coloured. Dense light Brown head. Aroma. Cocoa, coffee, liqourice, roast, Brown sugar. Flavour. Roast, liqourice, Cocoa, coffee.
pictoman (609) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 500mL bottle (best before June 2015). Nearly black with full tan head. Aroma of light chocolate, soy sauce, and vegetable. Taste starts sweet malty lactose with mild licorice and a very subtle ginger undertone and noticeably becomes roast coffee with chocolate notes following the finish. The balance is quite nice and there’s some subtle complexities hidden in there, but it’s a wee bit on the thin side in terms of body for a porter.
rondphoto (2280) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Opaque black color with 2" tan head that slowly drops to a cover, streaky bands of lace. Aroma is classic peat and caramel malt. Taste is almost precisely what I think of when someone says "traditional porter." Slightly toasted caramel malt dominates the flavor with only a hint of chocolate milk showing in the palate. Bittering in the finish isn’t for show, only for balance, and works perfectly in a limited role. I wish I had purchased ten of these when I had the chance.
VastActiv (3075) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l from local Alko, Helsinki. Originally rated 18082012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
jjsint (920) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Blue Glass, Bedford, consumed at home. Dark chocolate brown, small tan head. A reasonable amount of carbonation. Liquorice and fresh espresso dominate the nose. Gorgeous taste: sweet and spicy ginger with a long slightly bitter coffee-laden finish. Satisfying bittersweet aftertaste. Wonderful in it’s simplicity and balance. I do not normally think much of ginger beers, but it works very well in this recipe. Thumbs up to a fantastic brew.
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black into snifter. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is gentle with some roasted notes and a spiciness from the hops. A bit of smoke and licorice. The ginger is noticable in the finish which gives this a soft sour note. Really liking this one.
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted barley malt, milk and chocolate. Taste light sweetness and trace of sourness. Body fairly thin.