HippyHop (336) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is jet black with a reddish cap that sticks around for a bit and leaves some light lace. Nose is chocolate, dark cherries, molasses, vanilla, caramel, light coffee, wood and smoke. Taste is unabashedly sweet, yet somehow not heavy, and not at all cloying. Itís all chocolate and cherries and molasses, with a perfect balance of roasted malt bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is there for a bit of warmth, but otherwise so well-masked. Texture is pure velvet. Itís definitely intense, definitely a slow sipper, but it goes down so damn smooth. Epic stuff.
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Basically perfect, rich velvety palate, fruity, chocolatey, a touch of coffee. Complex beer that really evokes "baltic porter" rather than just "imperial stout with a different name."
sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home from HappyHoppy - Color: dark opaque black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: very intensive malt and ester smell it notes of roasted malt and vanilla. Black cherry balanced. Taste: very complex beer with good presence of mouth. Notes of malt and vanilla balance, notes of barrel. Aftertaste: strong malt wish with vanilla. Really amazing beer!
Stoned99 (271) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml 2010 bottle shared with friends. Thanks Jo. Aroma: caramel, vanilla, dark red fruits. App: dark reddish, no head. Taste and palate: licorice, medium sweetness.Overall: aged really well. So licorice.
Ferris (6216) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Deep dark chocolate. Jet black with a nice brown head. Molasses and sweet with a nice finish.
Frothmeister (604) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 Vintage. 750ml bottle. Sweet Jesus, this lives up to the hype! Pours black with a one finger mocha coloured head. Smells so damn good! Molasses, big chocolate and cocoa, caramel, light spearmint, butterscotch sauce, light Butter Rum Lifesavers, and some light dark coffee too. Taste wise, itís sweet, medium bodied with caramel, molasses, alcohol, dates, raisin, and light amaretto that heads into some strong dark roast coffee notes, roasty malts, light ash, and a bitter finish that showcases more dark roast coffee. Iíve never had this fresh out of the bottle, so I donít know if itís the age that is helping it out, but this is flat out awesome. This beer makes the world a better place. Iím sure of it! Drive to Quebec right now, and stock up.
pictoman (699) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the tap. Dark brown with dissipating light tan head. Tobacco, mild coffee, some chocolate and leather, sweet molasses. Excellent beer.
sudomorph (768) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Pours a near black/caramel with a thin, khaki head. Aroma has nice, sweet notes of roast with some brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and mild spices. Taste is sweet but balances. Medium roast with dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with a silky texture. Overall very tasty. Caramel and roast with a smooth texture.
Svesse (6634) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 26 Sep 2014) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, raisins, brown sugar and coffee. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee, spices, brown sugar and a generous spicy/roasty bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite complex and slightly fruity porter with lots of things going on. Still in good balance. Lovely beer!
RhetoricalAns (437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Black pour, ruby tint, Lovely wet sand head, nice and dense with some good retention. Roast malt aroma, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, toffee. Taste is heavy on the roast, licorice, some earthiness too. Heavy body.