olio (10597) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2017
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 13.06.2016. BBE 13.06.2017. Idiosynkrasie (8055) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2017
Pours dark opaque red color with a small off-white head. Very hoppy aroma with syrupy sweet notes, caramel and toasted malts, faint fruits, lots of licorice which fits very well with the hop profile, awesome aroma. Flavor is chocolaty with mild hoppy bitterness, slightly oaty, some syrupy sweetness on the background, orange on the finish. Shorty dry, almost ashy roast malt aftertaste. Wasn’t expecting this to be quite this good, feels way fresher hop-wise than it is based on the bbe. Very nice.
330ml bottle. Darkest brwon colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, beige to tan head. Sweet-ish, chocolately dark malty, slightly roasty and nutty aroma, notes of cocoa, roasted nuts, some nougat, minimally grassy, leafy and fruity hoppy overtones with a touch of mandarine. Taste is minimally sweet, chocolately dark malty, roasty, notes of cocoa, coffee, fruity hoppy overtones with hints of mandarine; smooth and soft palate, gentle carbonation, almost a bit watery though. Well balanced, harmonious - very nice! Cunningham (8456) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2017
Deep black color with a fine beige head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and an average carbonation level. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Roast, coffee, fruity and some pine in the back. Lovely tasty and easy drinkable porter! Mr_Pink_152 (5641) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
[Bottle at Ale House in Chelmsford, England]
Bottle from crafty bottle, Lincoln. Deep ruby dark colour with a light off white head. Aroma fruit and nut choc bar. Taste is roasted bitter and sweet fruity. Medium body. kajser27 (2065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2017
Black colored, medium- tan creamy head. Aroma is of some malt, chocolate, some coffee, floral and some citrus hops. Taste is amazing, some medium malty sweetness, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, floral and some citrusy hops, medium dark choco bitterness, dry finish and lasting choco aftertaste. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Excellent!
Rune (13645) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2017
(bottle, BBNo brewery)
330ml bottle kindly shared by Cunningham at Ale House, Chelmsford. Lasting fawn-coloured head over a pitch black body. Inviting aroma of cocoa powder. Grainy chocolate flavours together with dark dough and dark fruits. Fine, rounded bitter malty ending. Medium bodied. Good drinking (17.02.2017). joergen (29360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle at home. cecedrake (75) - - JAN 29, 2017
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of hops and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of hops with notes of caramel, chocolate and licorice.
Pours dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma: roasted malt and strong coffee, taste has dark roast, dark fruits, a hint of chocolate. Garrold (5689) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Jesus. 24 ratings and nobody is arsed to post a photo. Really dark, cola brown. Bubbly, messy, sticky, beige head. Nose has rubbery malts. Some plastic. Some coffee grinds. Some caramel. Taste is burnt plastic, acrid bitter. Oily mouthfeel. Burnt bitter finish. Not great. EdKing (2655) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle from Hop Burns and Black. These guys are probably the best makers of porter in the UK. Since they were homebrewing and handing out samples at The Kernel, the porters always sang with a beautiful balance of roasted malts, chocolate and interesting hop. This pours opaque very dark brown, with a tan tan creamy head which dissipates quickly. Nose is rich roasted malt, black coffee, dark chocolate, chalky musty minerals. On the taste is full flavours of roasted malt, black coffee, dark chocolate. There’s a slightly musty mineral note which weirdly goes once the beers aired in the glass for a few minutes. Maybe loses a point on taste, but another very good porter from the BBN boys. I’ve been neglecting BBN for a while as I’ve been so busy, but must get back into their beers as I’d forgotten what I was missing!