ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
rumore (47) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at FOB, in Rimini, Italy. Black color, nice fluffy foam cappuccino -color. Aroma reminds of chocolate mostly, with nice intensity. Taste has moderate bitterness and some sweetness, with licorice and some chocolate. Nice dryness. An interesting beer, but maybe a little exaggerated as a porter.
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FraekkeFyr87 (376) - - OCT 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is full of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, malt, smoke, tar and dried fruits. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee and dried fruits. A decent beer!
Scrumpy369 (509) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 30, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown colour, fast dissipating lightbrown head. Nose is chocholate and molasses with light booze. Taste is low sweetness medium bitterness. Cocoa, earth and molasses in the aftertaste with a hint of coffee. Nice, and a lot boozier nose in the nose than in the taste.
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RCBW 2016. Dark brown colour. Slightly ruby red. Beige line of froth around the glass. Sweetness, toffee, flowery notes. Bitter, caramelly beginning. Sweet, bit yeasy in the middle. Slightly watery. Caramelly, slightly bitter finish. Bit watery, rather sweet brew.
Booga (83) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Very dark poor with one finger beige head. Not much aroma. What I do get is roast and strong chocolate. Pretty decent flavor. Bitter finish for a porter. Nice ABV. Another well done brew by DH.
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @RCBF 2016. Pitch black color. Small size, bubbly beige head, stays. Malty, sweet, roast, chocolate in aroma. Roast, sweet, malty, chocolate in taste. Quite heavy malty body. Soft carbonation. Drinkable brew.
Desverger (8726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Fermentoren, Aarhus - black pour with beige head. Medium roasted and sweet malty with some chocolate, caramel, treacle, liquorice, some vanilla trace into the finish.
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Inbreak (4722) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
05.08.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Big fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, co2 stinging in the nose, bark, sour grass, paper, dark malts, sour coffee, hay, plastic. Taste is sour-ish mineraly, weeds, sour grass, bark, paper, minerals, burnt grain, soil, ashes, plastic, harsh hops. Medium bitterness, harsh medical mouthfeel. Infected crap!
martjoobolut (3188) - 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 (1431) - 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 troubles’s 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.