gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, could not see size but likely 35 cl or so, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.04, purchased late December 2012.
Dark brown color, big brown head. Sweet, roasted, chocolate scent. Malty, sweet, cocoa taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Nice and drinkable, I enjoyed this one a lot.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks go to Craig for this bottle! Opened with a nice "pfft" and poured clear, deeper brown with a looser coffee-like head. The aroma picked up molasses and dark chocolate upfront with significant roast to it.. just a hint of sweet wheaty notes beneath as well as a touch of darker spice.. not overly complex, but nice. The flavor had a bit too much roast going on masking the nice molasses and chocolate components.. earth, brown sugar, and and licorace all weave through this, and the finish was very roasty. About medium-bodied and slick on the palate with sticky, roasted residual sweetness on the back-end and a lightly spicy finish. This was a decent, certainly drinkable porter.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan bubbles on top of a devil-black body. Spicy malt to the nose. Dark malts in flavour added a solid dash of liquorice. Hoppy endnotes. Medium bodied, complex brew (Cask at GBBF, 05.08.2008).
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 27-03-08 and 29-03-08 Pours black with a thin beige head rim of bubbles. Very smooth but great roasty bitterness, there is some smokiness actually a sort of bavarian smoked cheesiness about this although Loz disagrees, I notice it. Lovely bitterness that follows on for a while, I really liked this.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Cask, Knickersby ’Spoons. Pitch with a firm tan collar. Smoke and chocolate. Darkly roasted cocoa bitterness, red pepper, peaty malt and a shot of espresso. Sticks around with a drawn-out smokiness I could taste an hour later. The best Japo-English stout (in my opinion) currently being dispensed in Hinckley town centre. Say what you like about ’Spoons, they’re bringing interesting and quality beers to wastelands that would otherwise have none.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Blackish beer with a brown head. Rich malt and light chocolate aroma. Chocolate and vanilla flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Chocolate and vanilla linger with light caramel.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 330 ml
Aroma: high alpha hop character. Leafy , soapy , hint of herbal nettle, chestnut. Slight smoky hints on sides with funky twist. Nice.8-
Appearance: pours almost pure black large tanned dark beige top. Handsome appearance.
Flavour/Palate: medium bodied. Gentle yet noted high alpha acid hop feel with soft smooth body. High class had shown, very refined. Interesting American modern approach with Japanese traditions.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pours nice and dark with nice firm mocha head of nearly creamy foam. The aroma has a fun mix of bold malts, roasted malts, molasses, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Smells great. The taste is similar with roasted malts heading into dark roasted malts and molasses. It gets a little coffee and chocolate like to midway and into the finish. This is a toasty roasty robust porter. Yummers. I’m lovin’ this.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium creamy tan head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at edges. Light caramelly aroma. Burnt hoppy sweetish taste, kind of watery. Dry burnt candy hop taste. Nice, but too mild. (0.25l cask.)
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz can. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head. Big roasty, ashy, acrid nose. Just smells so dang dry. Probably a little CO2 there as well. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Some dry milk chocolate notes creep in, but mostly it’s roasty and ashy on the mid-palate. Pretty much a straight down the line session porter with a couple of minor flaws. Kind of a cool looking can. Would be a decent camping beer for cooler weather.