Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours nearly black, with a big brown head that gradually dissipates. Aroma is lovely and rich, with lots of chocolate, cream, coffee and molasses. Medium chocolatey sweetness with a light burnt cocoa bitterness. Smooth and sweet finish, nice soft carbonation. Lovely, lovely drop of porter.
gueuze (489) - - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geruch nach Kaffe & Zartbitterschokolade. Im Geschmack süßlich, zum Ende angemessen bitter. Nette Hopfennote. Leicht rauchig.
Beermack (716) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours jet black with big frothy tan-brown head - plenty of lacing. Coffee, chocolate, smoke and plenty of roasted malt on the nose. Taste is full of roasted toasted malt, coffee, liquorice, burnt sugar, chocolate malt. Very full mouthfeel - maybe slightly too carbonated though. The best of the 8 degrees brews by a long shot.
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Medium body with a pleasant maltiness and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Pleasant and interesting. Assume that this wouln’t have been available a few years ago when the Irish craft brewery scene had not taken off. Really worth trying.
elbernays (798) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black, ruby highlights. Burnt malts, sweet liquorice, peat, wood nose. Flat low carbonation. Big malt hit, sweet and tangy with some chocolate. Heavy luscious finish. Very slick Oily mouthfeel. Burnt coffee bitterness as it goes out with a bang. This has a hints of a deep red wine. Enjoyable porter.
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel and hops.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, intensive. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, intensive coffee, aromatic, bit bitter-coffee. Aftertaste is more coffee-bitter-hoppy, and a bit chocolate. Good 12/12/12/11/12/12
MiP (14154) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.0%. Mildly roasted aroma. Black colour, seems a little muddy. Good clean (for a porter) flavour, roasted and with a little dry liquorice.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Stephanos! Gushed out of the bottle, which was a surprise! Deep dark brown/black with a massive fluffly beige head. Nice complex nose, hint of lacto, some roast malt, tart raspberry. Super smooth mouthfeel, chocolate, some lacto twang, more fruits, deep burnt roasty finish. Nice.
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, dusty. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, malt bitter, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.