Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Abijen. Dark brown color, small light brown head. Aroma is sweetish and roasted malts. Taste malts, lightly roasty, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
Abijen (1499) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a tan head. Smells coffee, roasted and some cinnamon. Tastes coffee, roasted. Average carbo, medium body and a dry texture.
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to Abijen. Pitch black colour with a small but dense beige to light brown head. Smells vanilla, whipped cream, roasty, coffee, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, coffee, roasty, slightly liquorice, coal, whipped cream. Medium body, soft carbo.. Slightly silky.
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zzt’13, dankzij Arjan. Zwart bier, beige schuimkraag. Ruikt naar koffie, vanille, zoet. Smaakt zoet, beetje rook, vanille en koffie.
Cunningham (4645) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Overall impression: Powerful, balanced and tasty porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Gertrude Hotel. Chocolate, coffee. Very long length, with good balance.
MotherBrother (728) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour an opaque dark brown with a light reddish hue, and a surprisingly light head.
Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, slight smoke, some rye, slight honey? - and something that feels like when one eats raw coffee powder.. really bitter…
The taste is, as stated, really bitter… but It’s all good.
Medium bodied, with a somewhat fizzy carbonation.
Vestergaard (396) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown - almost black. Big fluffy nice head. Smell is burned, pretty hoppy and with a slight sweetness to it. Taste has got some slight chocolaty things to it. I think i get some rye, but the pumpernickel is hard to recognize. Quite nice though!
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really good. Dark roast and chocolate, bitter, a touch astringent, good penetrating length. Lots of intensity for a sub 8% beer. Firmness suggests some cellaring might work to good effect.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[19-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, nuts coffee, smoke and malt, flavor of coffee, chocolate, nuts, smoked malt, medium to full bodied, nice