jerohen (2276) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Bottled at cafe De Rat. Opaque black appearance, small head. Complex nose, roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, lactic acid. Sweet roasted malty flavor, lactic acid more pronounced, licorice and vanilla, bittersweet in finish. Velvety mouthfeel. Fantastic brew, I liked it so much i had a few in a row. kraddel (7779) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
Thnx to Anna and Adam. Pours black, not much head. Smell is full, weird, some dark malts, earhty, in an un-common way, leaves. Taste is mild, faded bitter, thin, green leaves, aromatic, some spices. OK carbo. Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque dark brown color, average sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, a bit weird, some sort of weird vanilla flavor or something. Don’t know what it is but I don’t like it. Lactose? Can’t put my finger on it, but it’s weird. Silky mouthfeel. DutchDrebus (5952) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells hoppy, roasty, sweet, vanilla. Tastes roasty, vanilla, something weird, slightly lavender or something? Medium body, soft carbo. caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle @ derat, large sample. Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, some piney hops. Creamy texture. Roasty bitterness in taste, but also quite hoppy like a hoppy porter without going towards a black ipa. Good beer.
Rune (12587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
One-third pint, keg at Beer Rebellion, Gipsy Hill. Filmy tan-coloured head, good lacing. Jet black body. Creamy malts and liquorice nose. Roasted dark malty flavours including moments of chocolate and liquorice. Dark fruit to a firm bitter finish. Fine bodied. Pleasant (London, 28.11.2015). Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra keg på Beer Rebellion Gipsy Hill 28 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Svart. Mørkt filmskum. Bra sjokoladearoma. Smaken mest lakris. Litt sjokolade. Fin røstet avslutning. ZodiacM (1140) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Fles @DeRat. Mooi zwart bier. Vrij hoppig in geur, smaak is hoppig, drop en koffie in de afdronk. Een smaakvolle Porter, wederom een heerlijk bier uit New Zealand. thmsboyd (198) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2015
330mL bottle BBE: 28/01/17. Medium chill (approx 8 degrees). Pours a deep brownish black body with just a hint of crimson around the edges, and a small, persistent, tight tan head. Very hop forward nose, but the hops are stale, leaving a cheese and onion crisp aroma. This masks much of the malt complexity, but below this you can find some liquorice and coffee. A medium sweetness gives way to a light, dry, roasted bitterness. Medium-full bodied with a lightly abrasive texture, medium carbonation and a dry, slightly smokey finish. Unfortunately, this bottle has been poorly handled. However, it is clear that a robust and complex porter lies beneath. tricksta_p (4523) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, grass, soft chocolate, some roast, fruity notes, some grapefruit, citrus, "sinas snippers", hops. Flavour is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Body is medium. Very easily drinkable and refreshing fruity malty hoppy chocolate Porter, soft but tasty.