eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Filthy brew. Emmmmmmmm pure effing dommy. Awesome hop stout aroma, but the flavor was just a hopped chocolate with no coffee. Kind of like a really good bitter dark chocolate in a beer, but instead of lots of chocolate it had more floral/pine hops. Awesome beverage.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma with fruity citric hops. Strong roasted malt flavor with bitter citric hops and a lasting roasty and bitter finish. Quite good.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 My 1500th rating! Bottle. Pours a dark creamy shinny near black with a tall airy foamy lighter mocha colored frothy head, very similar two the Morke and also very Nogne. Aroma of bright sweet citrus and chocolate cookies, lots of juicy hoppy citrus, pineapples, sharp resinous pine, some plastic and alcohol. Woa, flavor is tar, lots of alcohol, plastic, dark chocolate cookies, some dark syrupy burnt molasses, the sweet citrus is actually pretty nice once you get used to the initial bitterness/charred flavor, finishing very ashy and quite quick. Medium bodied with a fuller mouth-feel, creamy, sharp fizzy larger spread-out carbonation, quite drinkable. Definitely has more flavor than the Morke, lots of similarities though in the overall feel.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A crazy mix of really roasty coffee, citrusy/pineapple hops, and a little malt sweetness. Bitter hop, coffee flavor. Really weird, and the combination doesn’t work at all. Reminds me of Allagash’s Burnham Road as it exhibits a pairing of flavors that just shouldn’t be mixed at all -- in this case, coffee and citrus, in that case sweet smoke and Belgian yeast.
argo0 (11865) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Large brown head atop black body with brown edging. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, roast, some coffee, ash, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, ash, roast, bittersweet chocolate, grapefruit. Watery medium body, very drinkable, alcohol near invisible.
abemorsten (3036) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Large creamy brown head and excellent lacing. Cocoa, caramel, lemon and lime on the nose. Roasted coffe adds to the aroma once in the mouth. Heavily bitter, moderately sweet and lightly acidic. Long finish. Medium bodied, dry texture.
Batch # 407.
(Bottle, courtesy of tarjei 12.12.2009)
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011
Date: November 13, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma, roasted and chocolate malt
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: big roasted malt flavor, sweet caramel brings out a chocolate character that leaves a bitter dark chocolate in its wake, lots of citrus and sweet resiny pine, light bitterness from the roast
Date: January 08, 2011
Source: the porter atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: aroma starts off with heavy roast followed by the citrus and then sweet pine rounding it out
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus hops, sweet pine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dense brown head. Roasted aroma with coffee, chocolate and citric hops. The flavour is initially sweet marked by the roasted malts, and then turns into a nice bitter, yest still roasted ending.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very black, coffee, roasted malts, herbal hops, little dark chocolate.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks Victor/vferg-pours a light brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is sweet pine hops, some medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet pine/herbal hops, some medium/dark malt-peat.