caribou43 (902) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought this bottle in one shop, close to the Migros, in Geneva Airport. I drank it at Bonfol during the afternoon of Sunday. In my opinion, this beer is really close to the schwarz kristall of Appenzeller, because they make the beer for calvinus, the only difference is the degree of alcool lower in the calvinus. The taste is really similar, even though it is a good beer. The color is a deep black, nice white and brown foam, a lot of depot of yeast. You have roasted malt, few coffee, there is a really nice touch of nuts, sweet, some hop, it is well balanced and regular carbonation, a good one.
HenrikSoegaard (13812) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice chocolate flavor. Some roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
digitalviking (99) - - APR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Geneva airport. Smell of toffee/peanutbrittle, taste of toffee and butterscotch and some tartness in the finish. I like the label design.
itsfullofstars (1) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes in a nice old-style bottle with a large plastic cap. Smells delicious, with coffee and oatmeal aromas. Nice rich, bitter taste with combination of oats, chocolate, and coffee. Perfect winter beer.
Serapac (445) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Geneva. Black, medium creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste largely follows, long chocolatey finish. A really nice porter.
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jjsint (2826) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at La Clémence on Place du Bourg-de-Four. Very dark brown pour with a bit of light to mid-brown head. Molasses, corn syrup, sarsaparilla aroma. Sweet smoky taste: more molasses and corn syrup. Tasty although it has a bit too much of a burnt malty aftertaste (reminds me a bit of Dragon Stout in this regard). Full body. A lovely beer.
Marcius (435) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color and tall brown head.
Very nice roasted malty aroma.
Taste is bitter and a bit sweet.
Palate with full body and long finish.
Great Swiss Porter!
JorgeLee (2013) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bignens Vins, Balexert. Poured quite dark black, white head. Quite a European dark beer I thought, not much bitterness from the dark malts. Warming hint from alcohol, slightly sweet. Nice chocolate and spicy flavours. Nice.
eduardovl (1401) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml capped bottle served in an ordinary glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color forming a one to two fingers bubbled tan head. Good retention and few spotty lacings left in the glass
S: Rich roasted malts in the nose, giving a strong sensation of chocolate. Notes of dark fruits. A bit biscuity and earthy
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate biscuits and black fruits
M: Light body and medium carbonation. Slightly sweet and roasted aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Easy drinking
[ BA Review @ 7/22/2013 ]
trapped (2860) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish brown with spongy tan head, caramel aroma, fizzy, slightly bitter coffee beans taste, long finish. Quite a nice porter.