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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (381) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle at home. A lovely smooth chocolate with a hint of sweet vanilla. Dark fruit. Mild and sweet finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
tap @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, cocoa, liquorice, and chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (115) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 16, 2015
Versa nel bicchiere di un bel marrone scuro, profondo; la schiuma è presente, di un bel colore crema, che lascia un leggero velo a copertura. L’aroma è molto ricco di malti tostati, cioccolato e chicchi di caffè; un sacco di caramello, con una dolcezza zuccherina mite. Al palato ritroviamo le percezioni olfattive, caramello scuro, zuccheri, tostatura, cioccolato e caffè, con aggiunta di leggere note di nocciola, e una finitura luppolata. Il corpo risulta medio, bassa invece la carbonazione.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2767) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2015
Black color with a minimal and quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma has notes of coffee and chocolate with toasted malts and sweet notes. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning with light coffee beans notes and chocolate plumbcake. Slightly bitterness in the final with creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, citrus, coffee, vanilla, oak and nuts. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, coffee and vanilla. Excellent porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2015
150 ml. draft @ Delirium Tap House. Black, deep dark brown, small mocha. Nose is roasted coffee, chicory, big thin & grainy, light gravy & touch chicory coffee. Taste & body is a big grainy, somewhat thin with clear licorice, chicory coffee, tad herbal, coffee, coffee, grainy roasted coffee, malts, light molasses, earthly,… A bit odd but fun and pleasant, rather enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some roasted notes and licorice. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, roasted notes and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at Delirium village in Brussels. Very dark, non-transparent. Roasted malt and chocolate taste. Feels good, but not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1017) - LATVIA - JUN 23, 2015
Dark brown with medium light brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Modest bitter roasted malt taste with some touch of sweet, coffee and vanilla notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (503) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Black with ruby ​​highlights. Aroma: roasted, porto, coffee and chocolate. Taste: smooth, velvety, chocolate, salt, roasted, molasses.


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