shoestring (288) - 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.
budedou (444) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good porter, not a special taste but easy to drink...
A good start but not very long....
leebotton (257) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Standard dark aroma with a little fruitiness. Taste is reasonable but playing it a bit safe I’d say, can’t really get the ginger, good mouthfeel but the flavour leaves some to be desired, a bit commercial tasting, I think they would benefit from bottle conditioning.
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml from Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Porter more roasted and coffee than chocolate, smoked note. It’s soft and sweetened without excess, with acidity and fruity but a little rough. Roasted malt, toffy-licorice, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices, bitterness and pungent note. A good beer but lacks a little depth and length, probably because of the low alcohol.
Bamsen78 (3569) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Setka Pub, Poznań. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of fruit, malt & caramel. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of coffee beans and malt, touches of ginger, and hints of hops. Medium carbonation. Nice.
jd543 (412) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark red/brown - essentially black with a thin beige head. Aroma is nutty, coffee, roast malt, chocolate, wood, ginger. Taste is light sweet, with a light-medium bitter finish, really well balanced. Thin oily texture, low carbonation, could be thicker. Overall a pretty good beer.
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Porter niente male, paradossale come il suo nome nel fondere all’interno del proprio corpo setoso note più classiche di caffé e malti tostati e un finale elegantemente speziato, una leggera scia di zenzero che si intreccia con sfumature amare. Il sole di mezzanotte cancella i riflessi della luna e brilla orgoglioso ed eroico!
gegwilson (1517) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hog’s Back brewery shop. Pours very deep brown colour with a small tan head. Nice smooth tasting porter with a slightly sweet fruity start with a hint of ginger before chocolate and a touch of coffee comes through on the dry bitter finish. Tasty stuff.
reit0101 (6) - Minnespolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark rich color, very little head. Great chocolate, coffee taste. Really enjoyed this beer!