mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with coffee-like head. Lots of sweet chocolate malts in the aroma and flavour. Roasted bitterness in the finish. Really smooth and creamy.
Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ rescheduled weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Very dark brown color, medium sized light to medium brown head. Aroma is malts, vanilla, chocolate, sweetish, but unfortunately also quite some (Dutch) "hopjesvla". Taste malts, vanilla, sweet, chocolate, again unfortunately some "hopjesvla" which I happen to find disgusting. Alright, the hopjesvla isn’t dominant so it’s ok, but I’m not a big fan.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai. Very dark brown colour with a small beige head. Smells creme brulee, vanilla, sweet, dark chocolate, roasty, marsmellow. Lovely. Tastes sweet, vanilla, some iron but that doesn’t last too long, creme brulee, slightly caramel. Nice. Deep taste, soft carbo, full body. Too bad about the iron.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Porch Nite with Raith, Brisbane, and Cattleman. Pours a thick creamy dark brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, oak, lots of vanilla, and sweet malt. Flavor is very chocolaty, oaky and lots of vanilla. Very creamy smooth mouthfeel. Slightly under carbonated. Vanilla was a bit too pronounced. But overall, a very nice beer.
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Loads of chocolate, "Kinder", milk and cacao. Sweet creamy flavor. Not my thing.
fugitive (1841) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle. Color deep amber brown with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Taste sweet, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts.
AndySnow (6408) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vanilla.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, coffee, sweet malt.
Tsekouratos (578) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle @ The Local Pub, Athens Grece. Black body, light brown head, very thin. Aromas of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits, plums, maybe some dark berries. Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.
Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Moderate head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and vanilla. Thin-bodied. Low carbonation. Flavor of sweet milk chocolate and vanilla with little to no oak or bourbon. A bit one dimensional but that one dimension is pretty damn awesome. Just some great chocolate in this.
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is soft with mocha, chocolates and bourbon. The taste, like the aroma, features abundant mocha, with multi-layered vanilla and cocoa. Whiskey in the taste was very slight. The palate is full and unbelievably smooth with light carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and sweet. Overall: Decent porter--me likey.