Big Ben Porter - Brasseurs Du Monde
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3/5 rDev -10.7%
Bottle: Poured a dark color porter with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt. Taste is a mix between some roasted malt notes with light dry coffee and some black chocolate notes. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Cereal notes are a bit off but overall this is a pretty standard rendition of the style.
06-11-2012 17:22:17 | More by Phyl21ca
3.1/5 rDev -7.7%
The beer is black in color with some redish notes on the edges. The head is timid... I'm generous when I say there is a head :) it is there but for a couple of seconds then it's entirely gone.
The aroma is chocolaty with some coffee grains. Pretty simple for the aroma. In the mouth, it is still chocolate. I do get some car Elle notes in the mouth. The bitterness is similar to the one you get when from coffee grains. Quite effervescent in the mouth... A little bit thin bodied.
The bitterness is low in intensity. A good porter... But not the best one I've had.
Quite easy to drink too. Session porter I would guess.
05-20-2012 17:48:14 | More by ZorPrime
3.34/5 rDev -0.6%
Appearance: It has a nice deep brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice dark beige head that dies down moderately and leaves really nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, some coffee and faint chocolate. Not a whole lot going on.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasted malts, bitter coffee and dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.
12-29-2013 00:19:29 | More by SebD
2.98/5 rDev -11.3%
Pours a black color with a thin head which disappears quickly leaving limited lacing on the glass. The aromas are very discrete. I pick out roasted malt, some hop and subtle notes of chocolate. Nothing more shows up in the taste. Mouthfeel is also a bit disappointing. In my opinion, the carbonation is too high and the body is too thin.
Having said that, this beer is not a horrible example of the style, just an average porter which would benefit some adjustments in the recipe to get a smoother mouthfeel and some more complexity.
04-14-2012 16:26:34 | More by duracell
3.28/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours a really dark, murky brown with tinges of red in the light. Two inch tan head gradually dissipates leaving a thin even coating with good lacing.
Roasted nuts, lime, chocolate.
Surprisingly sour. Strong tea, lime and dirt.
Real thin and fresh tasting up front, some carbonation and a soft, warm finish.
Pretty alright. Tastes different than other porters I have had. Really prevalent sourness. It isn't awful but it is not what I expected at all. I wondered if it was past date but no one marked the date (there are just intact numbers). I prefer a porter to taste different than this but it has a sticker that says "WBA World Beer Awards: World's Best Stout and Porter PORTER" so maybe I am used to having American Porters?? Who knows, I would have it again but I wouldn't actively seek it.
05-02-2013 22:21:27 | More by TheDoctor
Big Ben Porter from Brasseurs Du Monde
79 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.