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RATINGS: 1493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A dark ale for all occasions. A blend of dark malt gives this beer flavors of coffee and chocolate with some smokey roasted notes.


cooplander's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, grain, toast, flavors are the same, med body and carbonation, easy to drink, very enjoyable


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
"Packaged April 3, 2014"...two years old now. 12 ounce bottle purchased at Bine & Vine ($2.19). POURS a very dark brown (basically black) with a good finger and a half of tan foam. AROMA of quality roasted malts, mild coffee, leather, with a bit of nutty vanilla. FLAVOR of earthy dark malts, some dark chocolate, light black coffee, and dark caramel. A bit of lingering roastiness into the finish. Somehow this is overly light in body. Not bad but was hoping for more heft and character. (1493, 1021)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2961) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
April 26, 2016. Bottle,
Very dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, ground coffee, ash, notes of cocoa, hints of toffee, vanilla and leather. Taste is light sweet, light roasted bitterness. Finish is light sweet toffee, very light berry notes and licorice, soft bitterness with roasted coffee, some chocolate and hints of leather. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Good porter but nothing that stands out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3729) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a small beige head. Dry with a mellow sweetness. Aromas of caramel and lightly toasted malts with hints of band aid. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with more toasty malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (6599) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Bottle shared with Niller, sourced from Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Copenhagen - pours black with a off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, slight burnt dark malty notes, with chocolate, coffee, caramel, slight nutty, light to medium body, dry roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1643) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with creamy off white head. Roasted aroma with coffee, cocoa, peanuts and vanilla. Light chocolate and vanilla taste with roast and liquorice. A bit on the thin side. Easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zubblwump (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2016 does not count
Nice and dark, without much head. Lacing was minimal. Aroma was good, but very subtle. Smoky and sweet taste, with just a little bitter aftertaste. Overall, a decent beer, but kind of forgettable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14936) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
Bottle at home. Black - white head. Nice chocolate. Nice fresh coffee. Super fresh coffee. Light light sweetness. Smokey notes. Light bitterness. Nice malty. Light salty notes. Nutty. Hazel nutty and light fresh coffey acidic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2675) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a large foamy light brown head. Notes of faint smoke, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, and molasses. Medium weight mouthfeel with a long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5095) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Dark brown body with puffy, lasting brown head. Nose is plums, dark fruits, mocha and coffee. Taste is similar of malts, coffee and chocolate. Some fruitier, raspier notes. Smooth, velvety texture. Plain enjoyable!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with solid white head. Aroma was roasted malt and light coffee. Taste was bittersweet, roasty and coffee.


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