tiong (7278) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
355ml bottlebpar73 (1118) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma roasty malts, licorice, molasses and syrup. Taste is smooth, sweet and roasty with some licorice and molasses. Finish is smooth, roasty and sweetish. Okay.
Bottle. Black pour with a minimal tan head. Dark roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Same in the taste along with hints of dark fruit. Excellent. c0fein (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere.
greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 22, 2014
Dark stuff with tiny foam on the surface. Aroma of sweet chocolate and some roasted rye bread. Nice mouthfeel, not too hard taste. Easy fine porter.
super black, oily texture, nice roasted malt aromas. same in flavor with a long smooth aftertaste. a solid porter ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
Right away you can tell that this porter is heavy in body, sweet, and thick in roasted malt content. It’s black, nearly solid if it wasn’t for a hint of orange glowing at the bottom edges of the glass, with an almost medium brown colored head.
The nose is exactly that: heavily roasted but not burnt, sweet, and soft, with clear hints of barley, licorice, sweet pit fruit juice, and a touch of cocoa. The aroma is pretty complex, and really raises your expectations for the rest of the experience. First, the body is perfect. It’s thick, almost like you want to take a nibble out of it, but incredibly smooth, almost velvety but not as dense as most velvety porters. It’s so smooth that it doesn’t sit in the mouth long. It hangs around just long enough to let its fine balance of perfectly-dosed malts and fruity sweetness. Man, this is addictive.
It finishes full in flavor, with more fruit, a hint of cocoa, and molasses, making for an experience 100 times more impressive than the label implies.
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
Dark pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is toast and roasted malt. Taste is toasty and licorice,, smooth. Leaves a nice toasty aftertaste. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 For starters, I love the delightfully quirky name of Thirsty Trout. Given this was from Dark Horse, I had high expectations this brew. Thirsty Trout met them. Before I get ahead of myself, this porter has a brownish black body and a modest tan head. The aroma offers what you’d expect from an American porter: cocoa nibs, coffee beans, and smoky malts. At the front of the mouth, the flavor of Thirsty Trout reveals much of that chocolaty, roasty character. The finish has some surprises. Thirsty Trout ends on a sweet note with dark fruits, malt, and syrup. It’s a just-right finale to an expertly crafted porter. r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Deep flavor of roasty malt, cocoa, a bit of coffee, and nuts. Smooth, lightly sweet, full and long finish. sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours an opaque black with a light beige head. Dry with some sweetness. Aromas of toasted malts and hints of clams and licorice. Medium to light bodied. Medium carbonation. Patrickctenchi (6591) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Black with a short, but thick, dark tan head.
Tobacco, dark fruit, chocolate aroma.
Taste is thick caramel malt, dark chocolate cake...
A little licorice/mint aftertaste.