Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Golden(1)->Dark brown(5) : 5     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 3
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX   Fusel : XX
Malt : 5   Biscuity : 4   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : 3   Fruity : 3   Nutty : 2   Honey : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : 3   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : 2   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : 2   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX   Dates : XX   Bourbon : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : 2   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 4   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: A pretty gorgeous smelling old ale whose palate does not deserve the same claims, heading in too many directions at once.
(Bottle during RBWG) milkshake medium brown pour, no head. Nose of medium dark chocolate, raisins, light alcohol, meaty. Smells pretty decent but tastes terrible. Taste of campfire, smoke, dark chocolate, umami, watery in body and gross. Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 On tap. Nose a bit on the winy side, smells like old barrel. Heavy and musty aroma. Lots of basement notes in the taste, musty and winy. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
In short: A sweet porter with a bit of everything except carbonation. Ok.SilkTork (5758) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2004
How: From a bottle at Mondial de la Bière 2011
The look: Near black body with almost no head
In long: Nose of sweet and fruity “dark” stuff. Taste is oily black cake, some dark fruits, a cold cup of black coffee, some tobacco leafs, soft black liquorice candy. A bit too sweet for my own taste but I would have probably enjoyed it more if it wasn’t for the deficient carbonation. As it is, it was just ok. Rating #4200 for me!!! A milestone I’m happy to share with my ratebeer friends, because in movies they change the names to protect the innocents, on ratebeer we chose nicknames and stupid avatars to protect us from our spouses.
Bright bottled at Reading Beer Festival. When I tasted this at the festival on Friday it made a deep impression on me, and I can easily see why it won Supreme Champion at the CAMRA Winter Beers Festival. My notes: "Dark, very tangy, sweet, delicious. Wow! Score 4.0 " Sampling it again now I can only echo my thoughts at the time. Each mouthfull seems to bring forward new dark flavours - chocolate, coffee, tobacco. Though dark and warm and gently tangy, nothing is overdone - there is a balanced about everything, and a long slow ride into the lingering, oh so lingering, finish. Red fruits come through - hard to pin down exactly, but with just enough fruit to balance the dark tobacco and peppery spice. An absolute sensation! My beer of the month!
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2011
66cl, at 7.5%Vol, English brew, from Beermerchants.com, complex Porter, malty/roasted and slightly salty/fruity, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good Winter brew, yet expensive! ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Another from Moor, how exciting - they have impressed me with their DIPA (English style) before, let’s see how this porter fares. Pours a pitch black body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma is licorice, coffee, leather, sweet fusel-like fruit esters, caramel and hints of dark berries. Taste is dark berries, chocolate, licorice, leather, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Creamy thick body, medium carbonation. A very nice and smooth English-style porter in the stronger end the spectrum. Moor does it again! :-) mr_h (5643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
660ml bottle at home, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch, sweet treacle aroma, opaque very dark brown, no head, chocolate, treacle, viscous, not one to be rushed DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
This gives a complex but well mixed of everything that is good about beer in one pint excellent! Aroma is rich fruit cake vinous blueberrys some kind of hops that i cant find but good. Taste is outstanding, vinous coats the mouth soo rich and yes but yet refreshing. One to hunt down for again. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
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BF. Caramel and butterscotch to start, subtle roasted malt flavour/chocolate/coffee, slightly lactic acidity. Dry finish, not very convincing, but some interesting flavors in there(3.1). Re-rate: [email protected]
BF. Quite smoky, slight bacon flavour. roasty, rich and quite bitter, a fair amount of coffee, with a winey acidity.