GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - OCT 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml long neck bottle bought at YATA in New Town Plaza, Shatin.
Looks: Clear deep Cola blackish brown colour; Less than one quarter finger head and residual soapy light beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, caramel, toffee, light rum, strong liquorices, roasted coffee, chocolate, cream, floral, sugar, bread, yeast and grass. Pretty complex!
Taste: Close to strong sweet full dark malt, with coffee, light rum, liquorices, caramel, strong toffee, chocolates, strong cream, floral, brown sugar, bread, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and strawy grass.
Body: Mid to full body. Quite thick and very slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Excellent full dark maltyness in a solid, fairly creamy background. A fine mix of roasted coffee - not quite espresso - and strong liquorices get things going, followed by strong toffee, cream and caramel. Nice brown sugar sweetness. Strong flowery lemon to round. Very easy and comfy!
Hoppiness: Floral and grass in nose. Lemon, strong floral and strawy grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, mid to high astringent sweet coffee finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Sweet, roasty and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: This last AMA beer I got is the real deal - solid dark maltyness, good dose of roasted coffee, creamy body, nice touch of rum booze with strong liquorices and nice brown sugar. Its taste pretty much back up its impressive aroma, yet its light and comfy enough as a strong Porter. Well balanced and very enjoyable. Nice one!
MorgKrig (5) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 Für die Nase sowie im Mund Malzig leicht nach geröstetem Kaffee. Wirkt locker und ausgeglichen. Bald auf foobee.ch
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Catty roast, oxidized coffee. Dark brown, offwhite lace. Creamy milkshake, vanilla/oak, earthy, olives, flat. Dry choc bean finish. Did not find it very harmonic.
jfb (5578) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) deep black-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of cold coffee filters and espresso, with lots of toasted malts, some brown sugar, walnuts and mealy apples. flavour is mostly brown sugar and fudge, with some more coffee, some light roasted malts and a hint of vanilla in the semi roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
SinH4 (3194) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Bottle. Brown color with tan ring. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, vanilla, quite intense - bourbon? Taste is coffee, vanilla, olives. Medium carbonation, oxidized. Not bad, a bit disharmonic.
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at the Peterborough Beer Festival 2016. Black colour with a tan head. Big coffee and chocolate aroma with the roasted malt. taste has a touch of fruit. nice
Svarun (116) - - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark mahagony, almost black. Thick brown head. Aroma coffee, taste is unsurprisingly coffee dark chocolate with roasted notes. Silky mouthfeel. Excellent.
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, mahogany colour with a beige medium-sized frothy head. Discreet aroma of slightly roasted malt with notes of coffee/mocha, molasses and a tinge of dried fruits. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Dark and mildly roasty, also slightly leafy, nutty malty base with notes of grounded coffee beans, molasses and mildly fruity accents; medium-dry, mildly roasty bitter finish with coffee and cautious nutty notes in the aftertaste. The alcohol is well-hidden. 01.VIII.16
TET (2682) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark brown, almost black, a head is small and beige. Aroma has black coffee, dark chocolate, sweetness. Taste has coffee, qutie storng sweetness, but not too much, some roastiness and bitterness. In the ned coffee with lots of sugar. Medium bodied. Sweetness is strong but somehow still balanced, balanced coffee.
azzie (787) - Pula, CROATIA - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l from Stella Beer shop in Medulin, Croatia. Dark color, medium body, light carbonation. Smell of coffee beans, tastes like coffee. A bit watery. Very nice.