Rask0lnikov (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dark browne colour. Beige high head. Head stays quite a long time. Aroma of dark chocolate, berries, nuts and cocoa. Sour coffee beans at first. Nutiness. Cocoanibs and sourness in the middle. Chocolaty and sour finish. Hints of brandy in the aftertaste. Very drinkable and balanced porter.
Florya (1696) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost black with a small tanned head. Aroma : milk chocolate, thin coffee, caramel, prunes and yoghurt. Palate : medium body, soft to average carbonation.
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice / Malta tostada, chocolate, regaliz.
Nische (1834) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with frothy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light funk, blackberries and liquorice. Taste is sourish with cherry, chocolate and hints of smoke and funk. Slightly sweet berry finish ending in oak and vanilla.
Scrumpy369 (439) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Black colour with a small, brown head. Nose of slight coffee with slight lambic-ish sourness. Taste is porteish. Very light coffee, some ashy sourness at the end. Low carbonation. Won’t be my favorite.
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 33 cl bottle.it is a dark murky brown color with a thick tan head, the Aroma Is malty and the taste is Strong bitter coffee with hints of bitter chocolate that resonates on the palate finishes with coffee beans and sour cherries
Iphonephan (6040) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a murky cola brown with a thick tan head, Aroma of wild yeast. Flavors of chocolate and tart cherry. Smooth and easy drinking.
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/16/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness/smoke, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness/smoke, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Lightly-moderate roasted bitterness and slight fruity yeast tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness/smoke, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good big. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roasted bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding English/Belgian porter hybrid! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. I really liked how the Belgian character did not overtake the overall porter character of the beer. This was very malt forward in the flavor profile, with the yeast fruitiness being in the background; but still having good overall presence. A highly enjoyable offering.
wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, faint chocolate, funk, and Belgian yeast. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee notes, a bit of dark fruit, Belgian yeast and funk. Lightly acidic and tangy. Medium-bodied. A nice twist on a classic style.
darbeer75 (430) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: nice mix of lambic and porter; mostly lambic; Appearance: black with some ruby highlights; pours with a tall head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: porter on the front end, finishing with a very nice lambic; cherry and chocolate coming through; a little bitterness balances the sweetness; really works well together; Palate: heavy body with long sweet finish; Overall: very pleasant; would definitely buy again if we can find it.