kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep and dark but not opaquely brown with a lasting, medium sized tan head. Initial aromas of coffee and earthy hops. Vanilla is distinct, but in the background; also some light tinges of alcohol. It also has some caramelly and brown sugar aromas with a touch of espresso and burnt character. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel and flavor up front, which leads to a dry and roasted, almost burnt flavor at the finish and aftertaste, but it is restrained from being overly acrid. Toasted and roasted flavor with caramel and vanilla mid palate. Very clean fermentatoin for the most part. A touch of dark fruit character from a bit of age, not from the fermentation process. The finish is dry from the combination of perceived bitterness and dark malt character. The mouthfeel starts out smooth and creamy, but finishes on the dry side from malts and alcohol, which is very well hidden. Fuller medium body; lower medium level of carbonation. Overall a very, very well made beer! The vanilla and coffee compliment the base beer, rather than overwhelm it. I wish I had more than one bottle, and I should have saved this one to share with others...
Tide (1785) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kaisla. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, chocolate, licorice, hops, roasted malts and nuts. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops, chocolate and coffee. Excellent imperial stout.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l -, at Kaisla, 20140911) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had coffee, creaminess, vanilla, burnt malts and mildly fruitiness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were coffee, vanilla, ash, sweetness, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste had coffee, ash and bitter. A brew with very strong coffee presence. I felt there was even too much coffee and it disturbed balance.
pdx77 (1366) - Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at BeerMongers for their fifth anniversary. Deep black with dark tan head. Aroma is strong cold-brewed coffee, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Taste is more intense dark chocolate and subtler coffee, with vanilla and a hint of caramel. Finishes with a mocha aftertaste.
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark dark brown, almost black. Smell is smoky with strong coffee. Taste is coffee, vanilla, roast malts. A little thin on palate. Really nice porter.
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a shaker:
Black body with a small beige brown head.
Aromas of vanilla, coffee roast, malt roast, chocolate, marzipan, coal, chalk, caramel and nut toast.
Flavours of bitters, coffee roast, coffee bitters, malt roast, malt bitters, dry, herbal roast, vanilla, some marshmellow tones that are just slightly noticeable, coal and coal dry bitters.
Aftertaste is stong bitter, some roast, roasted malts and oat with some coffee and dry herbal roast.
Low carbo, creamy bitter dry mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy dry texture.
Very good, a strong crazy but beauty in it’s style!
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, shared at the american stall at the berlinerbierfest 2013. close to black but on a very sunny day some purple showed around the edge of the glass; loads of espresso in the aroma with some cocoa; vanilla cream sweetness with plenty of roasted bitterness - coffee especially. complex, warming and invigorating
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Dark black with thin white head. Aroma is vanilla bean strong with light coffee hints. Nice.
Flavor is coffee first followed by a nice roasted malt character. The vanilla bean lingers well after the sip. Medium body with a bitter / dry texture. Chocolate milk that lingers in the body.Solid but I guess this bottle has a bit of age on it because the coffee bean is starting to get bitter and acidic.
Zekada (136) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell is smokey with a high tone of espresso coffee. Pours dark brown with a rich brown head. Taste is rich in flavour. Coffe, dark chocolates and some raisins. Palate is a bit thin compared to an otherwise complex and rich beer. Overall a good beer and a respectful porter.
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a large brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice, caramel.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, caramel, coffee.
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head . Nose of coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee and roasted malt with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Dry slightly bitter finish. Good porter