htnicholas (50) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Well carbonated and smells of coffee, dark fruit and carmel. The taste is surprisingly crisp with a thin slick mouthfeel. The taste is initially or carmel and burnt coffee but finishes with a moderately hopped and slightly citrus bitterness. The floral/citrus hop bitterness is interestingly blended with the toasty bitterness that you normally associate with a porter. Very good beer and very drinkable. Hides the 8% ABV well.
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FatPhil (12779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap (TCBW2016) (6:3:6-:3:11=2.9-)
Dirty roast aroma, some messy herbal aspects to the hops. Taste also dirty. Roasty, but rough.
tarmok (1031) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@tcbw16 almost black liquid with beige head.. aroma of caramel, roasted malts. tastes same, med sweet, med bitter, light sour. med body, astringent, long fin, av carb
Kauge (1324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with persistent dark tan head. Sweetish roasty aroma, very pleasant, chocolate-cocoa, black rye bread and red berries, brandy and vanillaish notes even. Strong bitterness, but just enough to make all the rest livelier. Somewhat ashy dry. Excellent brew.
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @TCBW 2016. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, sweet and woody in aroma. Dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, roast, woody and sweet in taste. Nice roasted chocolate malts in aftertaste. Drink is bit too cold at first, but as it warms up it’s getting even more tastier. Excellent brew. More!
Rask0lnikov (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TCBW 2016. Dark browne, almost black colour. Slight layer of beige froth on top. Very refreshing and fruity aroma - hints of apricots, citrusses and other tropical fruits. Juicy, apricoty and fruity beginning. Hints of coffee in the middle. Maltiness. Some caramel and slight sweetness in the end. Hoppes in the aftertaste. Slightly citrussy.
VastActiv (5320) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weeken 2016, Tallinn. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, some chocolate, dryness and malts.
Arve_Christian (4598) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TCBW 2016. Pitch black color, good foam. High aroma intensity, hops, leather, slight red berries, some roastiness and vanilla. Medium/full body and complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable
martjoobolut (2615) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at TCBW. Aroma is malt, roast, sweetness, slight vanilla. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, coffee. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: very good.
c0fein (473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ TCBW 16
Black colour, cold coffee, sweetness, expected better, okay.
Unde (786) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@TCBW Dark brown colour with small head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has roasted malts, espresso coffee, grass and pines hops. Taste has lots of roasted malts but still really strong hop flavours. Almost like Black IPA. Dark chocolate blends in with the grassy hops quite nicely. Full body and medium carbonation.