magdalar (516) - Zurich, - MAY 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with an excessive brown head with rather large bubbles. Smells of heavily roasted malts, chocolate and some soy sauce. Tastes of a medium sweetness, and a heavy roasted espresso bitterness. Medium-to-full bodied, soft carbonation, and a creamy/oily texture. Finishes oily with a mild bitterness.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (backlog). More or less pitch black opaque colour, with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, mild lactic notes as well as some coffee and mild leathery notes. Flavour is toffee, liquorice, mild alcohol, nuts, coffee and some mild wooden notes. Balanced and quite pleasant.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is smoky and dry.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Mikkeller & Friends - Copenhagen. Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose holds burnt wood, dried and leathery dark fruits, light dusty cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with nice bittersweet chocolate, some further leather, raisins, dirt. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Dry and roasty to finish, with more bitter chocolate and old raspberries. Tasty.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4/30/14] Draught at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Black-colored with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, licorice, dark fruits (some cherries) and a vinous note. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with coffee, a bit of licorice, some dark fruits and a burnt bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied.
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at the Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Pours opaque black with a small head, aroma of sausage, chocolate and coffee, flavor of coffee, smoke, sausage, chocolate, hops, medium bodied.
Koelschtrinker (12187) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malzig bitterer, leicht rauchiger Antrunk. Blumig hopfig im Hintergrund, cremig, rund. Das Bier ist dabei angenehm süffig und wird zum Ende süßer. Im Abgang zusätzlich herb. 12/9/11/11/8/11
jonas (6045) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at CBF 2011.
Aromatic fruity smoked aroma. Blueberries, chocolate, port.
Black, low head.
Cocoa entry, coffee, dry mouthfeel. Smoke very low level, berry notes.
Chewy, light metallic on the tongue.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of ash, chocolate, roasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of roasted grain, chocolate, ash, dark chocolate, coffee, and some smoke with a dry, bitter finish.
Mora2000 (5925) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle at my pre-BTBF tasting. Drank alongside the Cognac version. Dark brown pour with a brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate and anise. The flavor has some anise and chocolate up front as well as some ash, roasted malt and soy. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/05 A 0.5 l bottle, ogivlado’s, great thanks for sharing! It poured hazy, very dark brown body with medium sized brownish head. Spicy roasted malt aroma, some chicory, coffee, licorice and little bit of smoked ham. Flavor was lightly sweet, more so acidic with peaty notes, some honey and coffee. Smoked plastic ruins it a bit, but not much. Medium bodied, with alcohol extremely well handled, quite smooth despite this being a porter. Finish was long with coffee, ripe dark fruits and wood remaining longest. Really a nice porter.