simontomlinson (675) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Fluffy beige head left a cover on a dark chestnut coloured still body.
Spicy, malty aroma with fig & raisins.
Medium body, creamy, smooth & well carbonated on the back.
Creamy chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit & & malt. Leaves a long taste of candied fruit & caramel.
Worth a try Desverger (13711) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2016
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, Copenhagen (22/11/2016) - pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet and roasted malty, with chocolate, caramel, cocoa, hoppy backing, light to medium body, dry roasted finish.
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness, caramel, bitterness and hops. beer_queue (147) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Opaque black with some amber highlights; thick, frothy, off-white head; very little lace. On the nose: coffee, toffee, bread, sweet malts, raisins, & a little bit of dark cola (like maybe Dr. Pepper or Coke). It smells a lot sweeter once warmed. Flavors are very much like the nose, but everything is subtle. The coffee & toffee arrive up front. The development gives way for all the malts & raisins. The finish is bitter like raw, untoasted nuts. Once it warms up, the bitterness is slightly intensified, and it has a bit of smokiness coming through. The flavors altogether remind me of a black beer. Full body, medium carbonation (carbonation dies quickly, though); dry on arrival but finishes sticky. Overall, a mediocre experience and nowhere near as good as the strong ales or barleywines from this brewery.
dnstone (3700) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2016
More like a brown ale than porter; pours clear brown with sudsy white head. Light roast malt aroma and taste with a slight off apple-earthy note before the finish.
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ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottled some time in 2015, though undated, drunk 12/29/15.jbuzz (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Dark ebony-to-mahogany body is clear with a light tan/dark beige head atop that steadily recedes to a ring.
Smells of light ash, strong purple fruits (figs, prunes, plums), buttercream/vanilla and a mild but permeating roast. Little bit of glue in there and some lightly peppery notes (hops? phenols?).
Not as watery and thin as I was expecting, with actually a little bit of chewiness to it. Vanilla, cola, prune and caramel-chocolate are all fairly enjoyable, if somewhat too sweet, with a good deal of prune/plum fruitiness that keeps it light. Coffee notes linger, with a touch of something peppery that’s a bit off-putting. But otherwise, this a very inoffensive, mindless, drinkable porter. Carbonation isn’t even as obnoxious as filtered/force carbed beers usually are.
Very nice balance.. Roasted malt slight alcohol flower after taste. Somewhat warming. Kavu (5249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Shared 0,5l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is grainy roasted malts. Flavor is roasted grainy malts with some hops. Good balance. Holmen2 (4296) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
Shared bottle at DSJT at Cardinal 08.11.15. Clear amber. Off-white head. Aroma of dark malt and oak. Similar taste, with dried fruits. Rather light for a porter. Sigmund (8025) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. Mahogany colour, moderate beige head. Moderate aroma of medium dark malts, chocolate and vanilla. Moderately roasty and nice flavour, notes of chocolate, raisins and fruit cake. Can’t blame Santa for sitting on his butt and enjoying this one.