MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a beautiful tan head. As you bring the glass to your nose, essences of dark chocolate and malts come forth. The taste matches the aroma - dark chocolaty goodness mixed with a hint of caramel. The beginning delivers some sweetness, but this is soon smoothly overtaken by a hoppy, dry, rum-like finish. The medium body supports the flavors well without being too thick.
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t expecting such a heady game-changing beer as what I got, especially on the other side of the earth. As black as sin with no head at all (a minus in my book). Aromas of dark chocolate mud cake, rich caramel, carob (I hate carob), cinnamon, lush vanilla extract and dates. It’s there for the taking in terms of smell.
Flavour is an exercise in similarity with aroma but with a reminder of a much richer background. It has a great deal going on with the overall impression being one of rich, sweet dessert beer that is going to send my blood-sugar haywire.
Is it worth it? Probably. Probably.
Aggiebob (291) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark black color with beige head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is roasted malts. The flavor is coffee, anise, burnt toast and dark chocolate. It has a slight bitterness and a little bit of alcohol.
arnold931 (853) - Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose is chocolate and some roast. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste has some dark fruit. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
venom666 (568) - Elche, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with ruby shinings and a medium beige head that quickly fades. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Taste follows the aroma, with roasted malts and coffee up front and a good coffee background. A bit watery. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It looks promising with light brown lasting foam. Good aroma of coffee and dark chocolate is the first impression. The taste is also coffee and dark bitter chocolate.
dgj (27) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
В свое время было мои любимым пивом. Да появлен& крафта. В целом неплохо& портер.
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby black. Creamy beige head.
Aroma of malt roast, chocolate, mocha, some coffee, iron minerals...
Flavour is roasty, coffee, some chocolate, some mocha, some minerals, bitters, nuts, dried leaves, toffee, malt roast...
Aftertaste is bitter, mocha, dried leaves, toffee, dried leaves...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied.
mauroruellas (390) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coloração preta,espuma marrom cremosa e de boa durabilidade,boa carbonatação;aroma potente de café, álcool já é notado;sabor mais suave que o aroma,torrefação predomina com notas de chocolate amargo,no final é sentido um leve amargor cítrico do lúpulo,corpo leve para o estilo,refrescante,boa drinkability,ao contrario do aroma o álcool é pouco sentido no sabor,Porter "fácil" de beber;gostei.
SteveOrz85 (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle. Served from fridge into tulip. Appearance is pretty dark with a one finger off white soft head. Aroma is malty with notes of raisins. Taste is moderately sweet with very little bitterness. Malty with notes of chocolate and toast. A medium to full bodied beer. Somewhat thicker texture. Average carbonation. Long fairly smooth finish. Unique and enjoyable. Received from friend, therefore no idea on availability.
wolfcarnival (154) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from paradise market. #1 beer in russia so i had to try it. stuck on some netflix and had one last night. pours almost black with a creamy tan head. aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee. taste is a nice balance of malts, a wee bit of booze, mocha coffee, licorice, a light burnt bitterness as you keep drinking. no fizz so its real smooth but its slightly thin and oily. not bad at all but nothing wild