FatPhil (9748) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Pours black, small tight head. Messy mashy grainy aroma. Smooth sweet palate, nice carbonation. Pleasant roast, hint of mocha and cakishness. Nice bitter hop finish, quite gentle, late finish has a gorgeous soft roasty finish. Bit of dark coffee - lovely. Totally covers the 7%. However, it’s a bit weak in some ways. That late finish is the best bit, easily.
Beerhunter111 (8700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.
alliance100 (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tip Top Deluxe - pours a dark murky brown . Some cocoa and coffee aromas . Palate is smooth . Mostly cocoa flavors . Very good .
Pinball (10972) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy dark brown, almost no head.
roasted malty aroma, mild.
flavor is roasted malts, hops
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. dark brown with a small head Chocolate dominates and the overall taste is dry. Well balanced and easy to drink, even if it is a bit unusual.
Douberd (2727) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml, from Secret Sinterklaas, thanks! Into a snifter, ABV 7%
Black in colour with almost two fingers of beige head, good retention, light lacing left on the glass and big foamy bubbles on the surface.
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light alcohol.
Taste of bitter chocolate, a bit fruity too, burnt malts. Slighty sweet, turns to a nice bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Really nice, even better after it warmed up a bit.
Torrefacto (703) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color caoba oscuro, espuma beige. Aromas de café, frutos rojos y hierbas. En boca tiene densidad media-baja y da al principio un ligero dulzor pronto sobre pasado por un amargor seco, acafetado y con toques de vegetales. Rica.
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very average beer. DId they need this beer? They already have a better porter but this one has some nice milk chocolate notes and dark fruits. Average.
kaser (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black draft pour at local option. Great beer. Off white head with black body. Oatmeal and earth notes. Different porter but delicious.
kevinator (1078) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent and a little odd. The aroma was roasted and a little chocolate. The color was a murky brown and a little unappealing. It looked like a Homebrew that needed to be cleaned up a bit. The palate was smooth but a little watery. Carbonation was fine. The flavors were good and enhanced the aromas of roasted malt and chocolate and maybe some toast. Good but looked unfinished.