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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9748) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Tip Top Deluxe - pours a dark murky brown . Some cocoa and coffee aromas . Palate is smooth . Mostly cocoa flavors . Very good .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10972) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
cloudy dark brown, almost no head. roasted malty aroma, mild. flavor is roasted malts, hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2727) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (703) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Black draft pour at local option. Great beer. Off white head with black body. Oatmeal and earth notes. Different porter but delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1078) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
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.

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