beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Barrack, all the way from the the holy land. Just a tad past its BB date. Black beer with large head that fades, not much lacing. Aroma has a lot of black unfermented syrup, sweetness, a little bit of mineral. Flavor is sweet, again a bit syrupy. Decent enough porter.
ronaldtheriot (1444) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alexander Black has a thick, foamy, beige head, a dark brown (with lighter brown highlights) appearance, visible tan chunks roiling about, and fairly substantial lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark, sweet, brown bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet, slightly charred, dark-roasted malt, balancing hop bitterness, and a touch of sugar and acid. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and Alexander Black finishes wet and sweet.
ElManana (849) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Hotel Room Tasting Borefts 2014. Black, hazlenut brown, white head. Smell: stinks, bread, acid, malt. Taste is some coffee, loots of oxidation, chocolate.
douglas88 (6818) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Barak. Pours a very dark almost jet black color with a small beige head. A nice nose of roast, berries and some ash. The flavor is very strong dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, lingering roast. Very nice beer. Flavorful. Lighter coffee, dark chocolate. Maybe a tad bit thin. Cola. Solid beer.
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Keren. Dark ruby brown, brown foam head, lacing, lasting. Complex aroma, initial not too nice, but distiguesed chocolate tones. Good taste, light chocolate, bitter coffee, also some winegum (?). Shirt lasting aftertate. (Velp 201503)
chinchill (2686) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not merely a solid porter, this is an excellent one, with an ABV, flavor and aroma profile leaning toward an imperial porter or foreign Export Stout. Excellent balance and very good complexity. Higher ABV is hidden excepting some inevitable warming. The aroma (rting approaches 9) is fruitier and even more enjoyable than the fine flavor. There are dates, raisins and other dark fruits in the flavor, with hints of toffee, vanilla, and dark breads. In ends with dark roasted grains, light smoke, toast, and some dark fruits in the finish and aftertaste. Very smooth, near full body.
jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of vanilla. The taste was of roasted malts, bitter chocolate with some earthiness, vanilla and a roasty finish. Nice.
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Alexander Black) Bottle 330 ml from a trade with DSG, thanks for this extra! Served into a shaker, ABV 7%
Deep brown colour on the body, good sized and thick brown head, with average retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma has plenty of dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, prunes.
Taste is quite sweet, again lots of chocolate and dark fruits, stewed prunes, plums, the chocolate returns on the finish along with some roasted malts notes and a light bitterness.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Good beer, highly drinkable.
maxwelldeux (4082) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is slightly sour with a bit of licorice in there along with a bit of roasting, and seems very foreign. Taste is moderately roasty and a good mix of bitter and hints of sweetness. Solid brew, all around.
Beersiveknown (3635) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers Tomer for this trade!
rich fruity prunes and coffee on nose. Dark ruby brown with offwhite lacing. Lively carbonation, sweet, fruity, high cocoa, cola