RicardoConti (3) - Bogotá, COLOMBIA - JUL 12, 2020 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2020 Muy buena Porter, olores exquisitos a café y chocolate, una cerveza fresca con buen cuerpo ,sabores dulces a chocolate, recomiendo tomar fría no refrigerada weirdbeered (143) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2020 Dark mahogany brown, no head. Aroma faint malt. Taste, chocolate, liquoriche, malt, vanilla, prunes. Rich in flavour and exactly the right amount of sweetness, though perhaps lacking the body you might expect in a porter. Very nice. dchad56 (1027) - - JUN 5, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2020 Bottle - dark, dense with decent tan head. Good roast malt aroma - hint of coffee. Good mouthfeel. Easy drinking with a strong but pleasant roasted malts and coffee taste. Very nice. Samuel214 (3624) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2020 Burk från SB. Mörkbrun/svart med krämig moccafärgad krona. Rostat, nästan lite nötigt, mycket av både salt- och sötlakrits och tydlig lakritsprofil, choklad, kaffe. Smakrik. MNAle (507) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2020 330 ml bottle into a 20 oz nonic.
Dark black-brown with lighter brown edges through the light. 1/2 inch light tan head after a gentle to begin, vigorous after half way when I saw the head was slow to develop, pour. Medium carbonation bubbles are almost visible through the darkness. The head retention is decent, but not overly long-lasting. Spotty lacing.
Roasted malts are first in the aroma, but there is also an earthiness and light chocolate and coffee. But, the roastiness dominates.
Taste has the roasted malts first, as with the aroma. The other flavors are present, but kind of mingle together below the roastiness. There is chocolate along with other less discernible flavors. Don't get me wrong, the flavor is very nice, it is just that I am unable to parse out the components that underlie the roasted malts and chocolate. The middle and finish are smooth, somewhat earthy, and mild. A controlled bittering presents only in the aftertaste.
The feel is moderate-to-thin, with the earthiness and bittering giving it a dry finish.
Overall, a very good English Porter. It is milder (i.e. less bitter) than I was anticipating. Whether that is good or not depends on what you are looking for. For me, it was good.
My sample was no doubt suffering from age... it was past its BB date by a couple of months. Since I ordered it for curb-side, I was unable to check the date before getting it home. My opinion of the well-regarded craft beer store where I bought it just took a hit.
Haleale (76) - Fish Hoek, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 1, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2020 Very dark brown, about 1.5 fingers of thick, foamy, light tan head with excellent retention.
Good tight Lacing
Aroma of roast coffee and milk chocolate.
Tastes of strong roast coffee and sweet chocolate flavour.
No hop bitterness and a very limited earthy hop flavour.
Full and creamy mouthfeel, with mild carbonation. FACambridge (654) - Chelmsford, Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2020
UPDATED: APR 19, 2020 Aroma : Rich roasty maltiness, bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee, hint of smoky charcoal with a deep earthy note. Taste : As aroma. Full bodied smooth roasty bitter throughout. A classic
Monty27 (252) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2020
UPDATED: APR 11, 2020 Heavy roast malt and milk chocolate aromas, taste starts off a little sweet, a very rich body, first reminding of anisseed, followed by wonderful dark notes, especially coffee. When some bitter notes appear towards the end, it gives the impression of drinking a cold brew. A bitter aftertaste lingers on for a long time. I can understand why this is still the standard in Porter. OnTheTrail (923) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2020 Coppery brown, some light comes through, big light brown head. Aroma is rich roast malt, cocoa notes. Taste is caramel, cocoa, barest hints of hops. Medium mouthfeel surprisingly refreshing. Very very nice beer. defabant (378) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2020 Nera leggermente velata, versa due dita di schiuma piuttosto compatta. Aroma leggero di malto tostato e caffè. In bocca si notano sentori di malto tostato, caffè e leggere note di cioccolato.