ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
KoNrRiI (959) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle. Black color with a small, off-white head of poor retention. Aroma of licorice, dark fruits, some caramel. Taste of coffee, dark malts, roast, and delicate fruits. A full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long, features some mango and an interesting touch of vanilla. Overall, quite a nice beer.
jamestulloch (2686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate cake, brown sugar and cocoa powder. Flavour of sweet malt, milk chocolate and vanilla ice-cream. Very sweet but not cloying. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. Would be incredible on cask.
Mister_Li (476) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klares dunkelbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Röstmalzig, Karamell, Kaffee, dunkle Schokolade, leicht bitter, spritzig.
italianjohn (2678) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a ruby/orange his and thin off white head with very light lacing .... Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruit notes .... Taste is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, very light licorice, dark fruits and some sweet molasses/caramel malts ... Finish is dry with lingering roasted and caramel malts .... Has a very slight bitter bite at the very end ... Body is thin.... Sessionable tasty Porter
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Date stamped Nov. 2015.
Pours near black and is opaque in the glass. Most of the weak head is soon gone but there’s some lacing nonetheless.
Aroma: fruity with hints of booze.
Flavor:dark fruit; dark bread; hints of licorice; light alcohol.
Feel:medium body with rather light carbonation. Smooth.
BrianWillum (227) - København S., DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lagret et halvt år efter køb, serveret fra flaske. Kulsort øl med mellemstort lysebrunt skum der forsvinder langsomt. Lækker duft af ristet malt og en anelse røg. Smagen en smule røg-agtig, men med en noget bitter eftersmag. Måtte efter min mening gerne være en smule sødere.
Dahlstrom (125) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Mikkeller Webbshop. Black with a large mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and iron? Taste reflects the aroma. Medium bodied. Medium bitterness. And medium to high carbonation - "too much in my opinion."
flemdawg (554) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, cola colored body with a large foamy head of large brown bubbles. Aroma of chocolate some caramel and licorice. Flavors of roasted malts chocolate coffee. Very tasty
nilsas (2846) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lukt: Rosin, kaffe, vørter og krydder.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Vørter, krydder og rosin.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Pivní Rozmanitost (Konevova)@Hjemme sammen med Gorm og Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7%, Når@30.10.2015
Kommentar: Not a porter.
kajser27 (859) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is strong dark fruits - mostly blackberry, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet malt, black and roasted malt, milk and dark chocolate, dark fruits, dryish roasty low+ bitter finish, light berry tartness. Medium bodied, creamy, average carbonation.