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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft toffee roastm.. Light chocolate... Soft roast... Light dry malts... Soft toffee... Light sweet malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1067) - , Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
great aroma; roasted malts and some very nice dark chocolate in the back of aroma. great dark pour. Taste is a let down due to semi bitter finish?? palate is on thin side for porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz pour from Andersons in Sylvania. Deep brown pour with minimal head. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate, little coffee. Tastes are chocolaty and nutty with a hint of smoke. Slick palate, low carbonation. Well rounded, but the texture is a bit of a letdown for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3454) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark brown with a rather small frothy leather brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some nice looking trace on the glass. Smell is malty with toasted malts, banana bread, burnt cereal, moist soil, wood, cocoa powder, coffee and hay. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with toasted malts, burnt cereal, moist soil, cocoa powder, watered down coffee, leather, hay, oatmeal cookies and banana bread. Mouthfeel is round, tiny watery, soft and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with toasted malts, bitter chocolate, moist soil, dark roast coffee, wood and hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13192) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Black beer with a nice beige head. Malty milky chocolate aroma, creamy, licorice, chocolate, some cocoa powder, some tar. Roasted caramel flavor, hay, chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (871) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Pours clear dark coke-brown/black with a matching small, big-bubbled head. Aroma is burned and with a hint of chocolate. Slight smoke and caramel too.. Taste is pretty roasted and smoked, but when you take a big zip, you get lots of licorice. Slight watery body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1526) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Pours opaque ’cola’ black with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, some subtle notes of dark sweet fruits, I also get some chocolate and some vanilla in there. Taste has dark gently roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, a bit brown sugar leading to a rather dry end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Very malty smell. Dark dark black pour with little head. Mmm, nice smokey taste. Easy in the taste puds. Lots if roasty malts. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1286) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
(bottle 14/11-2013) Low beige head, black color, roasted aroma, medium co2, a bit too high co2 for my taste, fit body, rather smooth roasted taste. BB date 01.03.2015 (drikkeriget).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (660) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 13, 2013
330ml bottle
tasted with Reserve Special Black Ale
Pours deep reddish, beige-creamy thick top. On nose - at the beginning some milky touch, dark malt with far away candy sweetness, some dark berries seems too. Taste is medium OK, light sweet with average roast or burnt bitter. Sharp mouthfeel seems. There is some coffee like burnt malt hints in flavor. Palate - dry finish, average astringent, medium+ carbonation, medium bodied, a bit slick, oily texture, burnt bitter aftertaste. Seems unbalanced for me, so no more unless for free :) A little berries-fruity in overall flavor.

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