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RATINGS: 1184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our Reserve Special Black Bier is a full bodied ale. Each batch is brewed with heavy roasted and chocolate malts to give this beer its unique flavors of coffee and chocolate. The color of this beer is black, and when pured into a glass it will have a deep brown head of foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (685) - Křge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren w friends/chef+US. Appearance: pours clear dark brown good soapy beige head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, nuts, chocolate and some coffee hints. palette strong roasted malty aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: nice tasteful porter without to many burnt notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (659) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - NOV 17, 2015
35.5cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, licorice and hints of coffee. Same taste with a touch of hops, it can easily pass as a Mocha beer, what means it’s so good. Very balanced and smooth with a dry finish, no alcohol presence, and even refreshing considering it’s a Porter. Medium / full body, good carbonation. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
Black color with medium brownish head. Nice aroma, mild, with dark chocolate, and light creamy touch. Smooth, round mouthfeel, good dark chocolate flavor, dryish, correct bitterness, some lactose, more roastiness in the final. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (382) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2015
The truly artful thing about this beer is that its taste doesn’t lose out on the subtleties of its nose, the dark caramel burn, with its coffee roast edges, smoothed out by bitter chocolate, bayleaf and other herbal fragrant hop aromas on a more chewy than oily palate. Nice and very long lasting roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 11, 2015
0,33l bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur, big thanks. did not find the BB date. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells malty roasted, coffee, light vegetables, spices, earthy notes, some chocolate, light peat notes(?), some licorice. very nice smell, vegetable notes not too distracting. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of vegetables, some roast, coffee, spices, earthy notes, licorice, light peat again. finishes with some roast and vegetables and light bitterness. Overall OKish, vegetables are quite noticeable on the taste. smell is nice though. Overall drinkable but a bit weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2864) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle as a birthday gift from Jill. Cheers! Pours black with a small beige head. The aroma is slightly nutty with coffee. The taste is bitter and lightly spicy at first with flavours of coffee and chocolate following. There’s a slight nuttiness running through it as well. Moderate carbonation gives it quite a full mouthfeel. There’s a long bitter finish with just enough alcohol to give a little warmth. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMJL (375) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Zapach z butelki to intensywna czekolada ale też i całkiem sporo chmielu. Piwo nalewa się z piękną, drobną bujną, brązową i dosyć trwałą pianą. W barwie jest prawie czarne, całkowicie nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie ze szkła głównie czekoladowe, z lekkimi ciemnymi owocami i nutami wanilii oraz delikatnego ziołowego chmielu. W smaku wyraźna jest paloność i kawa, ale nie jest ona ostra ani długa, piwo jest dosyć słodkie z wyraźnymi ciemnymi owocami - głównie suszonymi czy nawet wędzonymi śliwkami. Pojawiają się nuty drzewne - aż trudno uwierzyć, że to piwo nie było leżakowane w beczce. Nisko wysycone, gęste, gładkie, pełne w odczuciu. Z intensywną, uderzającą głównie w posmaku paloną i tytoniową od chmielu goryczką. Alkohol leciutko grzeje w przełyk, ale jest to miłe uczucie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2527) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Pours very nicely dark with low brown head Aromas of hazelnuts, nougats, chocolate, hints of roasted malts, hints of coffee Taste has brown bread, roasted malts, chocolate, nougats, caramel. Nice medium body with good coffee bitter ending

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1609) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2015
355 ml bottled 5.14.15, from Mikkeller Webshop.
Black body, with a quite small, fluffy, coffee colored head.
Aroma of chocolate, nuts, cocoa, coffee, earth, liquorice, dark and dried fruits.
Tastes of cocoa, coffee, liquorice, chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, quite a lot of citric and piney hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, dry, with coffee, tobacco, liquorice, cocoa, piney hop notes, subtle alcohol.

Very tasty. Nice balance of strong roasty and moderate sweet notes, with a lot of hops from the background and a pleasantly dry finish. Drinks quite easy for the ABV however. Not my absolute favourite Porter, but an excellent style example nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6332) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
Porter sind schon eine besondere Sache. Diese hier bildet keine Ausnahme, auch wenn es durchaus akzeptabel war. Mit Kaffee, etwas Schoko, einigen Fruchtnoten, dazu eine nette Alkoholtiefe. Kann man trinken.

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