Dark blackish-brown in colour, pouring a nice 0,5cm head. Aromas of roasted malts & coffee, dark rye bread and iron (!) hints towards a brown ale, even though this is a porter. Carbonizationlevel is quite low, which makes it less refreshing than desired and the beer itself light-bodied. In regards of taste, it’s very watery and thin for a porter to be- without tasting foul in any way. I find hints of dried fruit such as prunes/raisins and very subtle coffee. The beer itself is not much to write home about, but the aftertaste is nice and sweet though.
Faustino microcervejeira «Maldita» (9%) 5/6
Curiosity-levels are raised to the max, as this bottle states quite an impressive merit: This beer has won gold medal in the World beer cup. What we’re presented with here is a English barley wine from Portugal, dark brown colourwise and pouring a nice head which reveals seducing caramellish notes combined with a light alcoholic sting. (The beer might have been a tad too cold at the time of consumption, room temperature would’ve helped without a doubt) However, aroma is delish and carries clear belgian referances with generously carbonized, especially for a barley wine to be. Taste starts off with sweetness, patiently holding back the bitter coffee references that are to be found at the bottom. Some nut and pear-reference also to be found here. Kind of a hybrid between a more typical belgian brew and a tasty brown ale.