ant_in_wales (10) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this
It’s a beautiful drink - very dark with a fine off-white head
Not great retention or lacing, and the aroma is a little muted, but for me this is a clever drink
A rich chocolate porter, yet it’s surprisingly easy drinking
Some porters one is enough, but I could drink this all day
I didn’t taste the ginger, but there is a warmth there
Mouthfeel is light too
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is a clear very dark brown with a reddish tint and with a medium off-white head that fades quickly, and the aroma has roasted, caramel, and chocolate malts. The taste is a very nice blend of mild umami, touch bitter, and slightly sour, which is complemented by the palate due to the slick texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and roasty and malty finish.
Beerhunter111 (7437) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr dunkelbrauens Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte, trocken.
puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 500 ml. bottle stamped L0808-1011. It pours deep dark brown under a modest off-white head that fades. The aroma is pretty straight forward with nothing unique about it. A little barley malt, a little sweetness, a little chocolate, and a little light hops. The body is thin to medium but smooth. The taste is not too presumptuous with its mellower barley malt and sweet character followed by a mildly dry finish. I would drink it again.
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this little gem. Set aside the low head retention and your in for a treat. Striking aromas of chocolate and citrus.The fullness of the flavours are of sweet chocolate, treacle and molasses. It’s not typically heavy for the style which is not a downside. Sweet hops to finish. A well structured and flavour balanced novelty. Love the cool label too.
Gregus (201) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka. Aromat czekoladowy, kawowy, karmelowy, palony. W smaku jest gorzka czekolada, kawa, delikatny mleczny posmak. Piwo jest aksamitne.
MrJamesMcEwan (41) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really really dark black with a small traditional bottled porter tan head. Nice aroma. Lovely taste of porter but less coffee and more dark chocolate, with a hint of mild ginger finish but not noticeably spicy as label might suggest.
Douberd (2298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a snifter, ABV 5.6%
Pours totally black, with one finger of thick tan head sitting on top, good retention and medium lacing left around the glass. Very nice aroma witth oats, light chocolate, the ginger notable giving an extra refreshing touch,some hoppy notes as well. Taste follows the aroma, there are some light chocolate notes that quickly get replaced by roasted malts, the ginger is there but not spicy at all so that’s an extra, it still gives that clean, refreshing touch though. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
Medium thin body but taking the alcohol level into account is more than okay, carbonation is low, quite dry on the palate.
Overall a very good porter, the ginger definitely gives a little something in there, all in all very drinkable.
shoestring (265) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoke roast and coffee in there with the spiciness. Nice one. Bottled from. Asda
TheCellarer (32) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle obtained in Hetta by Elisabeth and tasted at rating session 210512. Nearly impenetrable but clear black body with an off-white head and nice lacing. A good-looking brew to be sure. Aroma and flavour are similar to each other, both a pleasant mixture of smoke, wet ash and charred caramel and malts. Palate is full-bodied and rich, very comfortable in mouth. All in all this beer neatly brings together a feeling of an enjoyable evening spent by the side of a fireplace in some remote, old and moist cabin.