Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London. Pours rich, black-brown with a thick, brown foam head. Lots of charred wood on the nose, dark chocolate, baking cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor with some spicy alcohol, burnt wood, robust cocoa, moderate earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with further notes of charred wood and bitter cocoa. Good one.
Hermod (2588) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, from AlesByMail. No bb or bottle number found. Poured black, almost flat, small bubbles, no head. Citrus hoppy aroma, wood, licorice comes at you first. Flavor has roastedness, salty licorice, hops, coffee. Wow, really flavorful! Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Long finish, dry bitter with coffee and licorice. Also some almondy notes. Great brew.
BoBoChamp (4722) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, as Brew Wharf Reserve, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with coffee and lactose, from Ales By Mail (UK), very complex Porter, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/fruity, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 330ml ABM. Deep black color, tiny brown head. Strong aroma of licorice, black malts and coffee. Full-bodied. Roasted, a bit sweetish licorice flavor, some bitterness and light notes of alcohol. Rounded and very pleasant brew.
Idiosynkrasie (2776) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black colour with small, late awakening, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head, a thin layer remains. Intense dark malty aroma, lots of milk chocolate and dark chocolate, some coffee, a caseous, sweaty touch. Taste is dry dark malty, notes of coffee, mocha, bitter chocolate; long lasting finish, oily texture, sticky palate. Excellent.
Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Brew Wharf, London. Black with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruit and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 051013
chrisv10 (9449) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ the brewery. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hop, medium sweet, pine and medium bitter.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ the brewery. Nice head with food duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, vegetables, roast malt, chocolate, alcohol and hops.
Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and coffee. Black color, creamy brown head. Flavor is intensive malty, very roasty with notes of cacao beans, coffee, dark chocolate, some acid, dark berries. Also licorice and barrel notes.
tiong (2793) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and salty with licorice, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Finish is smooth and salty with notes of licorice, coffee and roastiness. Nice, well balanced.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of espresso, some roasted malts, dark berries, dark chocolate and faint hops. Flavor of tar, licorice, some roasted malts, coffee and some dark berry notes. Quite complex brew, not as balanced as I hoped it would be. Nice coffee elements though.