ianwelby (780) - - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near-black beer with a frothy head. Slightly sweet scent with a toasted edge to it. Taste is toasted malt, a touch of chocolate along with the oaty-ness and some underlying fruit as well. Slightly lively on the tongue. It’s not thin or watery but it doesn’t have the body I was expecting either. Very nice.
VDuquerroux (731) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a medium foamy beige head ; medium retention. Aroma of fruits (red berries), roast, coffee, herb, spice, peppery, ginger, light smoky, acid note. Light sweet, light acid, light to medium dry bitter ; refreshing. Light to medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet spicy medium finish. Overall, pleasant fruity/spicy/roasty character ; refreshing ; a bit thin, light acid.
overtheline (98) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle pours virtually black with small tan head fading to cap. Roasted nutty malt and some ginger on the nose. Some licorice comes through on the taste and that ginger works wonderfully; just enough so you know its there but not so much that it crushes everything else. Really silky smooth Mouthfeel and good level of carbonation; I find many porters just too flat. A beer I will enjoy again.
angel77 (1578) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella 50 cl en el Lupulo mayo 2011. (r406) cons pref julio-2012. Porter especiada con cuerpo ligero a medio de 5.6 vol fácil de beber. Sin muchas más complicaciones. Normal.
Borup (8534) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
artemb (177) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: coffee with milk, burned grains.
Taste: dry with very light sourness.
Flavor: coffee, earth, wood, ash.
Good and drinkable.
jamaty (1447) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Casi negra, con buena espuma ligeramente beige. Mucho aroma, a café y malta tostada. En boca muy sabrosa, con toques de vainilla, café y especias. Con adecuada carbonatacion y final con mezcla de dulce y amargo. Notable.
chinchill (3229) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle with a BB date of July 2016.
Looks great, with a generous tan head over an essentially black body.
Full body with medium+ but soft carbonation.
the aroma is unappealing. My initial impression was that the ale was infected, but with further consideration I’ve concluded it is just an unfortunate mix of the roasted grains and the fresh ginger root. The flavor follows.
AtronSeige (1013) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Medium coffee, dry fruits, light lemon,
Appearance: Dark brown body. Small, creamy, light-brown head. Good retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-light chocolate, toasty, Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Light astringency. Light toasty. Dry finish, lingering chocolate, husky, and light astringency.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation, creamy. Husky astringency.
Overall: The astringency is a bit too strong. But the overall beer is good.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
12B. Robust Porter
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
thomasjoberg (48) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle of 50cl in cosmic café. Expiration: July 2016. Harsh acidic on the nose, unripe cherries. Nice color little brownish head. Too strong ginger, sourness and bit plastic taste as well. Lacks chocolate, coffee roastiness and smoothness on the palate. Carbonation is good and body is appropriate. OK beer.