Kauge (362) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4,60) in Sept 2014. Pours a very dark brown with a huge tan head that retains extremely well and leaves some islets of lacing. Nose is very roasty, bitter chocolate and cold coffee, a bit sugary and hinting at the bitterness... Taste is indeed bitter, but more at the end, whereas in the beginning it’s fairly sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate most pronounced. Also some dry, ashy roastiness. Medium body, slightly oily or slick mouthfeel. An active but thin carboration. Finish is dry, bitter and roasty. Overall it’s got a certain in-your-face attitude, it’s somewhat robust and edgy, yet terribly enjoyable.
Proeferius (100) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle@home. pours black with fast disapearing head. taste of black fruit with little bitter after taste. easy drinkable.
lamf (80) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with too big brown heaf. The beer is overcarbonated. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and caramel. Some sweetness, cocoa, bitter finish. Okay.
Franksv6 (274) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Borefets beer festival "de Molenl"
Black colored beer with a big white head.
Tastes like chocolate and caramel white a bitter afthertste.
madchemist83 (83) - USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with huge brown head that stays forever. Aromas of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body with roasty caramel taste. Kinda abrupt bitter finish.
angelkostvo (693) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, cream. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl from Melgers @ home. €1,- only, because 2 months past the bb date. Almost black color. Big beige head with good retention. Aroma’s: heavily roasted malts, burnt wood, slightly salty/umami, with some (milk-) chocolatey sweetness retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, light fruit. Medium bodied. High carbo (foaming in the mouth). Finishes with lots of roast, chocolate, light sourness, ash and fairly dry bitterness. Nice!
Gerardgathier (367) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice dry imp porter, weak aroma, but nice taste liqourice, chocolate and roasted notes
Baramba (215) - ITALY - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Terminal. Black colour with small white head. Roasted malt, bread, dark chocolate, coffee, notes of caramel and alcohol, dry finish.
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hoppy Days. Almost translucent deep mahogany brown-black pour with super rich frothy creamy thick brown foam. Aroma is rich and chocolaty, lots of roasted grain, light licorice some vanilla notes as well, light booze, really nice and desserty. Taste is sweet but not as much as anticipated (apprehended?), nice chocolaty flavors cut off by a nice dry, slightly boozy finish. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation. Tasty porter.