DutchDrebus (4308) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, slightly sour, slightly smoked. Tastes roasty, some coffee, some chocolate, sweet. Medium body, soft carbo.
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black bodied with a short, fizzy tan head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate in the nose with hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit and light coffee notes. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, chocolate, creamed-and-sugared coffee, light licorice and dark fruit notes.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of a feed store with hints of dark fruit. Pours a solid black with a tan ring and no lacing. The taste is sightly sweet initially culminating in a rewarding bitter finish. Roasted malt, grain, and fruit, Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an ok porter. However, I would have liked a fuller body.
blklab2007 (2013) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a dark cola color with a ring of tan head. Aroma has chocolate, molasses, dark malt, and coffee. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation low. Flavor has plenty of malt, mild roast, molasses, dark chocolate, and coffee. Odd porter for sure.
andyhwcinc (1514) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, thin off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of molasses, rich dark chocolate, light sweetness, smells a bit soft and dessert like. Taste goes down malty, sweet, with a light bitterness, rich in chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit. It’s a nice easy drinker, very light burn, leaves a syrupy finish. Overall, good stuff.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of licorice and maybe coconut...strange. Dark, still brown. Bitter chocolate and brown sugar taste. Papery finish follows a smooth medium bodied pull. Has some unique aspects to it, none that are outstanding however.
Camons (6319) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040713
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. About one fingers of creamy mocha-colored head is formed with a creamy texture and mediocre retention. Good lacing is left on the glass, at least.
S: There’s a definite vibe of stewed dark fruits. I also note chocolate (a good deal), brown sugar, and licorice. Definitely serviceable as far as the style goes; too bad my dislike towards licorice pulls the score down somewhat.
T: Yeah. It’s definitely heavy on both dark fruits and licorice, especially on the opening. A definite roasted barley note creeps in on the back end, to pair with the crisp, dry finish. This doesn’t excite me too much, plus its single-dimensional flavors don’t help.
M: This is very light for a 7% porter. Combined with the crisp, clean finish, the drinkability is excellent. The crispness is replaced with a bit of sweetness after a few sips, but this could still be chugged regardless. A bit undercarbonated, too.
O: Any beer that I can pick up a lot of licorice flavors in is likely to get a big fat ’meh’ from me - the only reason this doesn’t is because of how damn drinkable it is. Even still, I wouldn’t seek this one out in the future.
Habanero (2750) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy deep brown nearly black with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee notes and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up quite dry. Medium tofull bodied, oily text. and soft carb.
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Havnens Vin Og Tobak, Vejle. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Licorice , Roast, chocolate and coffee. Smooth, Roasted and bitter.