omhper (25262) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled at PBF. Dark brown, small head. Earthy coffee aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Tobacco and chocolate. Resiny bitterness that sets in early. Plenty of pleasant flavours deriving from roasty malt and hops, but somewhat lacking in the very heart. Nutty finish with severe bitterness. Good porter, but not top-50 fodder. olio (10375) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.tiong (7343) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of ash, roasted malts and some cocoa. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malts, faint vanilla. Quite dry malty palate with a chocolaty finish.
500ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from a trade with cp45. Thanks!5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasty malts, coffee, some dark ripe fruity notes and hops. Taste is sweetish, roasty and malty with notes of coffee, dark ripe fruits and hoppy notes. Smooth, slightly grainy and roasty finish with notes of coffee and chocolate. Quite well balanced and complex porter.
Growler:   Very black, large frothy dark beige head, nice lacing.   This is one dark Porter!   Had I not known, I would have said Stout.   Roasted malts, slight bakers chocolate and lactose like sweetness on the
nose.   Sweet roasty start, some lactose, some dark or bakers chocolate rounding out the backside.   Smooth, not a lot of bitterness, but what is there is balanced well with the sweetness.   Drinks really easy, well balanced,
with a solid body and mouthfeel.   Very clean, finishes with sweet dark chocolate and roasted malts.   Simple and well crafted.   Trying to decide if this is the best Porter I have ever had, and it may be!   Slightly ashy
on the finish.   I cannot believe how well balanced this is, so smooth and tasty!   So many Porters are overly hopped, too acrid, and just finish rough.   This is extremely smooth without being thick or too velvety.   I
almost want to say very minor dark pitted fruit as it warms up.   Lingering dark/bakers chocolate and roasted malts.   This one takes the cake for Porters.   Big thanks to chouffe for this one! Homer321 (5119) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
In the late summer of this year, I lived in a house in a subdivision that looked across the swamp and the plain to the hills. I came across this beer that locals called Everett. A special man’s grandfather’s brother was Everett, much like this beer. I never had the chance of knowing the man, but his legacy and words will be carried, in a way, through a creation of love that bears his name. He was strong, with lots of siblings. The nose of this beer, like the man not known to you and me, has many layers. Like siblings oft-do, playing well with each-other, only to build off their strengths. It soon comes to pass, that many realize their force is greater combines than to work against each other. Some notes to be imagined, some to be grasped, like hands clenching the tools of the field. Strong hands, hard work. Strong chocolate and bitter. But not bitter in the way of wrath, but rather firm, like the hands of an old soul. This beer, like the man our minds have come to know, has a strong foundation. Sturdy feet, that have known the tasks and toils of yesteryear. A man of such traditions, must stand firm, but show the softer side for the ones that are loved. The coffee notes are reminiscent of the first cup before a long days work. The liquid libation that is needed when there is a long day ahead, and many more after that. The water in this bottle tastes not like that of any regions yonder, but of natural water, from the earth, that has seen many cycles and will continue to do so, in many forms. This beer will not be with us just today, but will continue the cycle once again, and once again. The sweetness of this beer is one that can be imagined like the man in our minds. Only after he warms up to you, does this soft, sweeter side come to shine. A side well guarded, and for good measure. For lest we know the effort that hast gone into creating such a crafted soul. As it is tasted, the senses of caramel, toffee, and the smaller joys of life come through. A beer of many layers and mystery. The German and English malts play upon each other’s strengths; it was not always the case throughout humanity, but save Everett, it has come to show us, the harmony of the ways. As the beer begins to fade into the hills and no longer with us, it leaves behind a drying finish. One that can only leave you to wish there was more time to be spent with it here. But the impression it leaves will be with you always. There will always be a bit of Everett once it has come into your life. And to know the best side is to know the only side of the beer created in a great man’s honor. After a while I went out and left the place and walked back to the hotel in the rain. When asked about this beer and the impression it leaves, I have only to say, “Yes, Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle shared with the group. Pours dark brown in color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma has big roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some sweet cream with a hint of molasses. The flavor has more roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with some sweeter notes, dark fruit and some molasses. This is one of the best porters I’ve had. vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Shared with timfoolery. Great roasty porter with chocolate, toffee, and coffee flavors. gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Best porter I?ve had. Has a strong coffee aroma. Tastes coffee like with an earthy taste to it. Fantastic beer. JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle purchased at the brewery on 7/6/13 and opened that night in the hotel. Darkest brown in color with a thick light brown head. Malty and chocolatey nose with cream and coffee notes. Malty flavor with plenty of chocolate and coffee accents along with some creaminess before a roasty, bitter finish. Even with all the big robust flavors, the body of the beer justifies it being called a porter and not a stout. Very well done. RobertDale (6576) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and molasses. A true delight!