574deadzone (1362) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, listed 7% ABV. Pours a deep dark brown to black. A vigorous swirl of the glass produces a finger or so of a tight-bubbled mocha head that settles slowly to a ring. Nose involves a large amount of dark chocolate with some brown sugar, toasted malt notes, and touches of dark fruit. Taste is nice and sweet with some balancing bitterness, but not a whole lot. Fuller bodied, creamy, softer carb, with a nice chocolaty finish. Good solid porter, nice flavor and aromatics, with hearty body and strength. Another awesome dark beer from Dark Horse.
martjoobolut (2800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown-black with light brownish head. Aroma is sweet, malt, fruits, some dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, cocoa, malt, fruits, apples, citrus. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: nice.
rayaron (1301) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at troublesís place. Deep brown with big frothy brownish head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, caramel and nuts. The flavor is nutty with notes of caramel, roasted malt, creamy, bitterish and sweetish, dry. Medium-bodied.
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours reddish brown with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Moderate sweet, flavors of milk chocolate, licorice, vanilla and prunes. Medium-bodied, smooth. Nice.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Bottle sample at a tasting at troublesís place. Thanks zvsn & rayaron. Very dark brown to black with a quickly-diminishing big beige head. Nice aroma of roast, chocolate, nuts. Slightly sweetish flavor, rather dry, with roast, chocolate, some nuts. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation.
kingstoni (1927) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick frothy tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate and licorice. Bitter taste. A bit oily feel.
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geologyguy (1270) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Great malty sweet smell...taste is pretty bitter...not in a good way for my palate...one dimentional and a bit harsh...not very smooth...medium bold flavor but the flavor isnít great...finish sweeter than front...had at party at Trevorís house (Bocce ball HH got rained out)
martin00sr (2485) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, small beige head. Roasted aroma, dark chocolate and notes of licorice. Flavour has roasted malt, some sweetness and chocolate.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
31/III/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Struise Beershop (Brugge) @ home - BB: n/a (2016-298)
Clear dark brown to purple beer, big irregular fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very intense, dried fruits, some coffee, prunes, liquorish, overripe banana, calvados, apple skin. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some coffee first, bit sourish, very spicy, liquorish, mocha, little sweet. Aftertaste: bitter hops, banana peel, coffee, some dark chocolate, more coffee, tobacco, quite some vanilla, caramel, soft sweetness, ripe banana. Very complex, lovely beer!
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with beige fluffy big head. Aroma is light cream, fruits, pie, dried apple, nuts, some metal. Taste is vanilla, cream, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, some nuts. Light roast in after taste. A bit too high carbonisation. Easy porter.
Nische (1799) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, liquorice and a hint of iron. Taste is on the sweeter side with vanilla, chocolate, liquorice nuts and leather. Slightly roasted finish. Gentle carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Overall a nice porter.