FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (6:4:7:4:14=3.5)
Enormous savoury aroma, it’s like concentrated gravy, but sweetish too. Some coffeelike roast too. Some wooliness too. Full palate, smooth, but nice carbonation. Rich roast more dominant in taste. More coffee. Finish is where it shines, the roast lasts forever, nd has black chocolate cake written all over it. Nice!
Rerate: Oops, ditto! (7:4:7:3+:13=3.4+)
less savoury this time, less coffee too. Slightly harsh palate as the combination of the coldness and keggy carbonation is too aggressive. There’s less going on everywhere, but that does mean it keeps the 8.5% well under control too. Deep down, I prefered the bottom half of the glass shared with mjs before. Looks - black, and that head is so freaking dark it’s like koff porter - wowsers! Good but not great. Not a bad accidental rerate at all.
Beerhunter111 (14807) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkel rötlich braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, süß, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig, Vanille, vollmundig.
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Santa angst. Nose is dried dark fruit, molasses, light tobacco, earthy, dirty, light anise. Medium sized brown head. Taste is similar. Strong in tobacco and currant flavored. Definitely on the dirty earthy side in a good way moderate to strong alcohol warning but never hot. A faint Brett? Character as it warms. Very nice.
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Craft CG, London. Deep dark brown. Aroma is big sweet cocoa coffe and vanilla. Taste is intense coffee vanilla cocoa. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, great
bytemesis (6199) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to _angst_! Pours inky black, medium creamy tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is anise, chocolate, molasses, sassafras. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, heavy on the molasses and anise for sure. Full body, creamy mouthfeel
Dahlstrom (176) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a smal mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste reflects the aroma, but a bit more roast (very unbalenced) Medium-bodied. Low to medium carbonation. And medium bitterness. - - - "Old bottle? Don’t remember it this way..."
LLaurin (223) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black!!! This is dark and a real chocolate and coffee nose. Also some charcuterie in the nose. Rich and intense taste and a long lasting taste. Some caramel and burnt notes in the final. Candy sugar.
tandembrauer (1015) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with brownish head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, cold coffee. Tastes bitter sweet. Smooth mouth feel. A very good imperial porter.
Jokestereo (276) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a big tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oats and a touch of dried fruit. Tast; sweet and bitter with coffee, mocha chocolate and malt..
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Kraddel! 330 ml. bottle split by 2 @ Rampkrot tasting. Dark brown / black, big creamy mocha head. Nose is thick sweet mocha chocolate with light soy sauce, touch roasted, hint coffee & an odd plastic-like note. Taste is touch stronger roast upfront, bitter earthly, roasted coffee, heavily roasted malts, lots of coffee & black chocolate leading into a longer sweeter mocha chocolate finish, touch sweet chocolate sauce & ice cream, hint of plastic. Thick & creamy. Just this slight odd plastic note but otherwise lovely mix of coffee, roast with lots of sweet mocha ice cream & chocolate sauce in order to balance it.
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx to Hackobock ! Pours black, small grey head. Smell is dark malts. Taste is bitter chocolate, oats. Very tasty stuff ! Long lasting bitter aftertaste, with rich, dark chocolate.