cmc619 (501) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I first sampled this at the Hops on the Hill beer/food festival in Green Bay/De Pere, summer 2012. I believe this one was paired with the mini chocolate cupcakes. Anyway, actually drinking straight from bottle (unusual for me) because I’m short a glass right now. This beer is delicious. Just a huge, rich, decadent porter. Chocolate, coffee, roast, everything is on full display. Not exactly sessionable, but this thing is a flavor bomb. Awesome. Tons of bitterness sticks on the tongue--straddles the line between hops and dark chocolate. Will need to try from a glass some time.
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep brown with an amber hue and a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines roasted malts and light cofffee with a bit of dark grain supporting. Flavor is similar with dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of coffee supporting.
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Bull Falls. Deep brown pour with an off white head. Nose of toasted grain, somewhat ashy. A bit of coffee. Cream. Plenty of coffee flavor. Dry and towards the bitter end of the spectrum. Ash. Light caramel sweetness. Medium body, active carb.
Erasmus_ro (2737) - Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, ABV 7.2%. Pours a dark, auburnish brown with a small, brownish head. Aroma is earthy, some liquorice, roast, slight fruit, plum. Taste is liquorice, roast, some fruitiness.
djoeye (4259) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma; roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, plum, prune, cocoa. Look; beige head, black body. Taste; roasted malts, fruity chocolate, coffee in the dark caramel, nut, prune, plum - chocolate fruity finish. Feel; nice body, soft carbonation. Overall; very good porter. [35.5cl/12FLoz.Btl 7.2% [email protected]
Turboninja (685) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and soft product with dark chocolate in the front and some slightly roasted malts. Light palate, still high quality product.
Tide (3370) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, licorice, coffee, nuts and a bit of chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, licorice, nuts, coffee and chocolate. Very nice porter.
Nocturne (1928) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Black with tan foam. Cocoa nib aroma. Powerful and robust taste with lots of roast and dark chocolate. Faint red fruits and blackberry in there. Quite bitter with a chewy texture. Nice.
laiti (8217) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
35,5 cl bottle (7%) @ home
as ”Night Train”
Aroma has cold coffee, licorice and mild ashy notes. Flavour has chocolate, some licorice root, ashy notes and coffee. Sweet-ish, chocolatey and nice.
muzzlehatch (4914) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, served at cellar temp from a Fitger’s pint glass. I’ve already had more than enough this evening - too much for any night but Saturday - but I can’t finish without trying another O’So, since the last one was so AMAZING...here goes nothing: like the majestic and incredible Hop Whoopin’ IPA I had earlier, this pours out a huge and quite stable head (light tan in this case) that dissipates very slowly, with this beer topping a dark translucent walnut body...nose of roasted pecans, a hint of crème brulee and chocolate, loads of toasty malts, little sweetness, very impressive though it could be a bit stronger...on the tongue, just as with the IPA an exquisite initial sweetness (in this case candy-like as opposed to fruity - but again very real and with no hint of adjuncts or anything artificial) leads eventually through very bitter chocolate and light port wine characteristics to a fairly dry, herb-enhanced, long and powerful finish. Malts are throughout dominant, minimal hop appearance, and a near-perfect balance between toasty bitterness and a brown sugared-sweetness. As with the IPA the mouthfeel is exceptional, and this is a rare porter that I’ve had in recent years that doesn’t have even a hint of anything cardboard or stale in the body. Before tonight I’d just had their mediocre golden ale and figured they might be just another also-ran that saved their best work for the 750s of sour ales; now I’m starting to wonder if I’ve found a new brewery to add to my mental favorites list. Go’so!
jamestulloch (3784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bon Vivant’s Companion. Black body with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of liquorice, wood and plum. Flavour of dark chocolate and underripe plum. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A solid Porter, although I expected more complexity for the ABV.