mariuspoenari (42) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark crimson pour with generous head and visible carbonation. Huge vanilla smell, together with coffee, chocolate, cocoa and caramel. The taste is quite complex and perfectly balanced, with vanilla up front, followed by coffee, alcohol spiciness and malt sweetness blended together with a soft bitterness. The soft carbonation makes for a very nice mouth-feel. Medium-dry finish with a strong vanilla feel that lasts on the palate. One of the best porters around, and I am quite picky about my porters.
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cosmic Comic Cafe. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Also vanilla and sweet roasted malts. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Dry and bitter finish. Excellent!
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a light brown medium head. Head retention is good. AROMA: dark roasted malt, vanilla, blond coffee, smoky, dark bitter chocolate oil, burned brown sugar, peppercorn, slight alcohol, caramel, earthy, faint toffee, spices licorice, herbs and slight tobacco. TASTE: dark roasted malt, vanilla, blond coffee, peppercorn, smoky, dark bitter chocolate oil, spices burned brown sugar, slight alcohol, hop spice, molasses, tangy, caramel, earthy, faint toffee, licorice, herbs, faint chili pepper and slight tobacco. AFTER TASTE: bitter malt, peppercorn, burned brown sugar, bitter coffee oil and herbs with an oily spiced finish.
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on tap at the Beer Market in Vernon Hills. Arrived in a snifter. Very dark black, oily liquid with a deep, low, dense tan head. Aroma has a strong coffee nose with hefty chocolate and toasted malt notes. Flavor is extremely complex with a very early coffee flavor but it is quickly combined with a sweet chocolate, smooth toasted maltiness and with a smooth vanilla/ice cream finish. Body is very oily and extremely hefty. Overall one of the better beers I have had in a long time. Very well crafted and worth the time to find.
BrewHaMeister (326) - - NOV 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle, thanks to Bytemesis, poured like motor oil. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and booze. Flavor is silky vanilla cocoa. I want some more.
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black, small grey head. Smell is oat, chocolate, mildly bitter. Taste is intense, dark malts , sweet, chocolate (intense) . Some vanilla notes almost. Very complex, and intense, yet balanced out completely. I absolutely love everything about this beer. Perfect MF and carbo. NIce !
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice oil slick of a treat! I’ve tried this multiple times, but only rating now for some reason. It is not quite exceptional, but the combo of sweet malts and acidic, dry coffee roast do blend together nicely. At the finish, the vanilla hits pretty hard! It is noticeable, it is not a cheap afterthought! Very happy to try, again. 220z bomber
MarkSachon (809) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bomber bottle from neighbor Bob - thanks! Perfect in every sense of the word. Shared with three friends who all agreed. One point off for Wabi Sabi.
danlo (1848) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours black in colour with a foamy beige head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of coffee beans, vanilla, roasted, smoke and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, roast malt, toffee, molasses, coffee, vanilla, with booze and grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry spicy roasted malt finish. Very drinkable.
Unde (641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black beer with smallish beige head. Aroma has vanilla, roasted malts, whiskey. Sweet vanilla, dark chocolate and some wooden note in the taste. Full oily body, low carbonation.