tderoeck (5883) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
14/VI/2012 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: 28/V/12 (2012-626) Thanks to Koen M. for the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer with a red glare, big creamy beige head, stable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: raisins, grassy hops, caramel, some mocha, dry, bit fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet start, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, some red fruits, bit sour, mocha, sweet latte. Aftertaste: sugary, caramel, little bitter, some overripe fruits. Way too sweet.
jlruthven (587) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black, slightly translucent, quarter-finger khaki head. Thin appearance. Odd nose: fresh grape juice (no, seriously), smoked malts, hint of chocolate. Grape is toned down greatly for the taste, with some more chocolate, burnt toffee, hint of blackberry. Soft carbonation, somewhat oily, fleeting mouthfeel. Odd bird.
geophagus (533) - Lubin, POLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet aroma, chocolate, toffee, with a small aroma dried fruits, very dark brown color. head tan,slow fading. sweet taste, like milk chocolate long finnish with small roasted malt . medium body. creamy texture, low carbonation,
Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - almost black beer with a rubish hue; chaotic foam left; earthy, chocolatey and slightly buttery nutty aroma; velvety mouthfeel and full-bodied, low bitterness and long malty earthy and chocolatey finish - pretty nice
KoNrRiI (699) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 0.5 bottle. Body is black but after inspection against a light source some reddish tinges emerge indicating a very dark brown, not black color. Head relatively large and brownish colored. Aroma is composed mostly of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and a tad of liquorice. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness, resembles not-overly dark chocolate. Medium body and a creamy, slightly thick texture. Carbonation could be classified as simply soft while finish is a fine elongation of the taste itself. Resembles averagely dark chocolate with a drop of coffee. Overall the beer is nicely balanced, I enjoyed the beer and will likely try to catch it on tap in the future. Its primary advantage is that despite its strength one cannot feel the alcohol in taste.
Niko100 (2197) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & light licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, dark fruit, and chocolate; Overall, a bit too sweet for me.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr schön haltende Schaumkrone, auf dunklem Körper. Geiler Röstmalzig-lakritziger Kaffee Geruch! Geschmacklich sehr röstig, stark Kaffee ähnlich, auch etwas lakritzig. Fazit: Echt geiler Porter, da die Geschmacksintensiv schön ist! Hoffentlich komme ich bald mal dazu ihn vom Faß zu testen.
Test vom 20.12.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,13,12,13,12,12 - 12,30
Dodgrblu (665) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 ounce bottle; mocha, lasting head. Dark reddish brown color, coffee and sweetness present.
Fatehunter (1615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pint glass. About a finger of tan head formed on a dark brown, almost black body. The head held solidly.
Smells of roasted malt, tinge of burnt barley, black licorice, and dry barn hay.
Milky taste, toasted barley, strong black licorice and dark chocolate. Alcohol in the breath at the end.
Texture is creamy and smooth. Low carbonation.
Extremely well made and balanced. A dark profile without left up. The licorice might be too much for some.
kevnic2008 (9346) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light roasted aroma, nice brownish head. Roasted taste of liquorice and roasted malts. Alc is easily disguised.