nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nydelig duft av bek, lakris, sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Tynt lag brunt skum, noe heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, lakris, mørk sjokolade og noe vanilje.
Psytron (1463) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of smoke. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, tar, peat. Oily texture.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Holy Grale. Deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is pretty sweet. Hershey’s chocolate syrup, dark roasted coffee. Burnt wood. Nice woody spiciness to the flavor. Almost herbal, some licorice and milk chocolate. Smooth, fat body. Nice.
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - MAY 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
May 26, 2014. 650mL bottle from LCBO. Opaque chocolate brown colour with light brown head. Coffee and bitter chocolate aromas. Big fluffy head that lingered. Chocolate, coffee and hints of dried fruit (cherries) in flavour. Quite nice.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear very dark brown, red tint with a small light beige head showing some retention and lacing. minty resin, chocolatey smoked malts, dark brown malts, husky spiciness, spicy blackberries and raisins - hint of tartness, cigars, burnt hazelnuts, dark bitter chocolate, ashy and metallic, booze, molasses, burnt caramel, moderate sweetness. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, bold, assertive and harsh peppery-resinous medium long finish.
Frothmeister (616) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours almost black, with a one finger tan head. Heavy aromas of molasses, raisin, light cinnamon, dark chocolate, light acidic notes, and sponge toffee. Smells SO delicious. As for taste, HUGE rich molasses notes with a mineral streak up front that leads into light ash, light fruity notes, with some very forward bitterness in the dry finish. The beer is GIANT. If I’m learning anything, it’s that the brewers of Scandinavia like their dark beer exactly like I do. This is excellent.
jsquire (3643) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a frothy brown head. Sweet nose with some roasted grains. This is a very sweet porter with lots of brown sugar and molasses, sweetened coffee, and milk chocolate. Some puffed grain softness and some rye bite in the finish. Very tasty, full flavored porter.
jercraigs (8245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-04-29. Black body w a nice creamy brown head and lace. 4+ Flavour is fairly bitter, roasty dark malt lingers in the finish with a dry bitterness. Fruity lightly vinous undertones. Alcohol presence grows as it warms up. Aroma is lightly alcoholic with mild fruity accents and light grainy touches. Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Pretty solid. Bottle from the LCBO as Amager Rye Porter, Toronto
Ferris (6602) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Toffee, malty, chocolate and a bit of molasses. Jet black with a thin brown head. Raisin and dark fruit, rye grain and a sweet light bitter finish. There is also a nutty flavour. Very nice and complex with no booze for such a big beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the bridge tap house. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of nuttiness on the nose. Has some chocolate on the tongue but I didn’t get much rye. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.