gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
KRS 180814. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol. Flavour is chocolate, bourbon, cocoa, alcohol, roasted malt, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
BlazerT (133) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comparing to non-BA version, this one is more dry and harsh in taste. You can finf here some oaky character and ise definetely more ashy. This makes this less drinkable, than regular Black Ball Porter, but still worth trying.
fkoolen (450) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle at home. Thick and pitch black porter, crowned with a beige foamy head. Starts off with bitter dark chocolate and coffee, smoked wood, liquorice, pepper, tar, light vanilla, smooth and creamy malts and sherry and cognac hints quite boozy too (especially considering 8% abv). Dry finish, lingers long and malty. Big body, low carbonation, thick and incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Misses some fruitiness to match my taste, otherwise a great ale.
peponi (585) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: deep chocolate notes, vanilla, barrel.
Appearance: deep black color, brown head.
Taste: low bitterness (herbal), bitter chocolate, coffee, really smooth, woody notes, vanilla, semi-dry.
Palate: full body and low carbonation, smooth herbal finish.
Overall: Really good beer, complex and drinkable.
PS. Tasting panel after the collaboration brewing of Pinta and To Ol. Greetings Tobias.
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 140215. Big black beer with a fair bit of coffee in the flavour. Dark and bitter with a big finish.
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma is roasty, spicy, licorice, slightly burnt, some sherry, oak, bread and chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, very roasted, dry, smooth and with a nice barrel ageing touch without it overpowering the base beer. Great balance and superb silky texture.
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: strong malt, toasty character, spirit, oak, some nutty character
App: black, tan head sheet and patchy lacing
Flavour: sharp hop, lots of malt, some vanilla, hints of sherry
Palate : thick, long complex finish
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Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Bottle. Beermoth. Very dark, clear, chestnut brown. Film of sticky, lasting, light brown head. Booze. Liquorice. Tar. Milk chocolate. Dark fruit. Any BA character is light. Given the base beer is so good, this is a little underwhelming on the nose. Taste is chewy sweet, then big, roast bitter. Some ashy dryness in there. Full, rich, smooth palate. Finishes chewy, roast, slightly fruity bitter.
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big brown chocolate head dark pour medium carbonation aromas roast bean of coffee strong chocolate cocoa fruit sherry the flavours burnt coffee roasted taste dark chocolate cocoa mild dryness sherry cognac not that noticeable but there is the dryness good bitter strength brown sugar caramel but sweetness is blocked a bit by roast power dried fruit note the finish best tastes well some sweet sherry and malt comes through a good bitter but roast is over done a pity
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown colour which turns to black once enough is in the glass. Nice light beige head which just keeps lasting. Aroma is dark malts, earthy notes and leather. Taste is generous burnt malts but quite dry. The mouthfeel is medium and well suited to the style. The barrel aging only becomes evident once the beer is quite warm and even then just the cognac but your imagination has to be extremely vivid. Overall a disappointing introduction to the world of imperial porters (although coming from imperial stouts may explain this).