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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle from funkyaudio. Aroma and flavor is really fine licorice, some molasses, and dark chocolate. Palate is the thin side of medium. Pretty damn good beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (1269) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2016
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1501) - ISRAEL - JUN 24, 2016
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1902) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick frothy tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate and licorice. Bitter taste. A bit oily feel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2016
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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2452) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Black, small beige head. Roasted aroma, dark chocolate and notes of licorice. Flavour has roasted malt, some sweetness and chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (517) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1761) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (653) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a smooth lasting foamy to bubbly beige head. Aroma of nuts, liquorice, dark fruits, caramel, oats. Taste is of milk chocolate, bitter roasted notes, raisins, figs, nuts, molasses, hint of liquorice. Thin oily mouthfeel, slightly foamy, soft to medium carbonation.


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