Moolesen (454) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with. Beown head. Nice aroma of hops in together with some hints of liquorice and subtle malt. Lot of taste, considering that it only is a 6% alc/vol. beer. Hints of coffee, toffee followed by a subtle bitter finish. Good beer.
Beachmaster (434) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a pint glass. Pours black with a minimal tan head. Nose is caramel and hops. Taste follows. Starts with toasty malt, finishes with some nice hop bitterness. Not bad, but not exceptional.
olio (8986) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 28.01.2017.
Pours dark brown color with a deep red tint and a large off-white head. Dry dark chocolate on the nose, very hoppy, some faint coffee notes, roasted malts and very subtle vanilla. Flavor is a bit of a letdown, watery malty body with some chocolaty tones, mild bitterness, some hops and again some vanilla on the short finish. Soft carbonation, dry palate with a short aftertaste. Very nice aroma but too weak a body and the flavors are a bit muted. Somewhat disappointing.
evergreen0199 (2893) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marks and Sparx in Rickmansworth, Herts. A very dark brown/black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, berry fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, some chocolate and berry fruit. Very nice porter and available up the road at my local M&S, all good.
ipabr (137) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good smell with a slight sharp zest. Taste is great, full flavoured dark ale that is oddly refreshing and light, certainly wouldn’t think it was 6% abv. Very good buy again.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, soft chocolate and coffee. Flavor was sweet & lightly bitter with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and licorice
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston tap yja ks yo Sarah. Opaque black Bron. Coloured pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is earthy berry and wood, some strawberry jam and pine note. Flavour is composed of semi sweet chocolate malts, jammy fruits pine and maybe some vanilla. Palate is medium full bodied, moderate carbonation, semi creamy. Little lingering smooth earthy coffee roast. Very good.
DwarfeD (2532) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, anise, chocolate, coffee, ripe dark fruits and spices. Very nice.
TheKernOwl (161) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May be most interesting porter I’ve had. Earthy hops, salted caramel ice cream, quite vanilla-y, dark choc in mouth, then mocha – or liquorice, or lime? Could definitely drink a lot more of this. Also, to my mind, this was silkier / denser than the Renaissance “Enlightenment: Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA” (which I sampled alongside this).
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - black with a fizzy tan head which quickly faded away to a ring. Very little lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malt, wholemeal bread, vanilla and fudge with light grassy tones. Taste begins with some burnt tar, followed by tarry roasted malts, hints of vanilla fudge and some toast. Medium body, dry and prickly carbonation.