jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, smoke and dark chocolate. The flavour is rich medium bitter with bags of liqourice, roasted malt, chcolate and some alcohol inspired liqourice bitterness on the palate and in the finish. Another Brodies classic.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast, fudge, toffee, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
tiong (2951) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, licorice, leather, ham, smoke, ash and hints of sweet chocolate. Taste is malty, roasty and slightly smoked with notes of licorice, ash, syrup and chocolate. Finish is malty, sweetish and sugary with notes of rye, licorice, hints of smoke and roastiness. Okay, a bit unbalanced smoked porter.
tommann (2439) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is strong liquorice with a hint of smoke. Taste has lots of burnt coffee with liquorice on the aftertaste.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from AbM). Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, ashes and caramel with some some floral notes as well. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, ashes and some mild floral and fruity notes.
VastActiv (2033) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is black with medium brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, grain, chocolate, sweetness, hops and roasted malts.
olio (5129) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a huge, frothy beige head. Aroma has some dark berries, smoke notes, roasted malts, faint hops and chocolate. Velvety and creamy palate with lots of roasted malts, nice salty licorice and salmiac notes, dark milky chocolate and vanilla on the flavor, subtle dark berry notes and burnt cocoa on the background. Surprisingly complex and yet quite balanced brew. Very nice.
Habanero (2011) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a large, beige head, leaving a fair lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, lemon zest, a hint of smoke and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and slightly bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft CO2. A delicious porter. ★★★★
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split w/ a friend. The pour’s deep brown with a slight tan head. The aroma’s ash, leather, some fruit by the foot, charcoal, woody pacific hops. The taste is inky bitterness, roasted malts, a bit of resin and lemon peel. Hints of forest fire. Medium body, aggressive, full flavors. Overall, a very solid effort!
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at William IV. Dark brown/black colour, gold creamy head. Aroma is subtle smoky, bit creamy, some vanilla, milk chocolate, really nice. Taste is more creamy, very nice, fudge almost. Touch of spice but subtle. Nice sweetness. Haven’t had a beer like this. Very smooth. Really nice.