duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lots of toffee and sweet caramel, sweet/sticky/syruppy mouthfeel, some brown sugar flavours, not that bad, but it could with less sweetness and less alcohol in the finish.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, just a hint of soy sauce, and a quick roasty finish. Not bad.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, ruby hue, very light head. Nose of creamy roast, molasses & corn syrup, light licorice & sweet faint dark malts, like a milkyway @ Starbucks. Tastes sweet & roast, splenda sweetened iced coffee. Finishes smooth though for the alcohol. Watery carob?
deyholla (5374) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of intense aromatic roasted malts with a bit of coffee and a hint of earthiness. Flavor was similar starting full of roasted malts with a bit of creamy coffee and just a tad of chocolate. Finish is a bit thin, but solid overall.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Pours a deep brown body with red highlights that supports a creamy light brown head. Nice lacing. The aroma consists of coffee grounds, traces of chocolate, burnt dark brown sugar, and dried fruits. Very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor seems to have more milk chocolate, took on a dollop of mollases, maybe a nut or two, and adds some dark, sweet malt to the blend. This is a dangerous brew, going down way too easily without evidencing its hefty abv until long after it hits bottom. Again, Nice.
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beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 4/21/2009. This porter pours an eclipse black color from a 500ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, roasted malts and some dark fruit. A medium bodied porter. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Creamy smooth tasting Porter. Nice carbonation. Hides the 9.4% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
larsniclas (5189) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black. Chocolate and some coffee in the aroma.
Sweet, too sweet, with sugary moutgfeel.
A bit burnt chocolate-flavour with a nutty bitterness.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a small light brown head. Light roasted malty aroma with hints of a dark fruit sweetness. Bitter flavor with some dried fruit and a faint alcohol note.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thin off white head. $1.99 for a 500 ml, so overall this was a nice surprise. Aroma had notes of chocolate, some dark fruit, and a touch of coffee. Taste is some cocoa, dark fruit, some slight vinegar, and a slight sweet toffee notes. Good stuff!
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very deep mahogany pour with a monster foamy tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice - pretty sweet tasting. Medium slightly oily palate.