Erzengel (7355) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa nimbleprop for this beer. Rating the rest from a cracked can which sadly didnít survive the long journey.
Beer in the glass is black with and intense toffee-caramel and roasted nose. The beer is not as intense as the smell. Hints of roasted malt, toffee and a nice sourness appears, making it highly drinkable. The end is slightly and well-balanced bitter, not too sweet and nicely roasted.
--> nice and easy-drinking porter. Could be a bit more intense as the nose promises. --> 12/13/11/12
BrettTaylor (730) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can at 50F into a tall goblet. Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head, lots of lacing. Aroma - crisp malt, dark chocolate, and just a hint of coffee and roasted nuts. Taste - full, rich, dark chocolate suffuses this beer. Thereís a touch of dark coffee and roasted almond in the middle, then a mouth-watering very dark chocolate finish. Itís very round in the mouth and creamy, even though the dark chocolate taste is prevalent. This is excellent!
Darwenus (832) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a gigantic, creamy head. The aroma is strong, rich, dark chocolate on top of strong, rich, dark chocolate. The flavor is just more of that chocolate, and a little nutmeg. The malt is more smooth than roasty; more porter than stout, to my taste. Itís delicious, but so rich that it gets a little old by the end of the glass. This would be a great beer to share with someone as a dessert.
Art (3000) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from HOTB. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malts. Some chocolate. Taste is medium to light bodied. Taste isn't overly roasty. Very well balanced. Medium carb.
novice101 (308) - - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours black with a mocha head, smells really roasty like a lot of coffee is in it, taste of chocolate and coffee along with malty notes. Great beer
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent porter. Dark and rich in chocolate and coffee flavor. A bit of licorice rounds out the flavor.
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with an off white head. Roasty, some chocolate, and a lighter bitter coffee finish.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewery. Black with a medium-sized tan head. Overly roasted, burnt flavor; light chocolate and coffee; astringent finish. Not loviní it.
Stuu666 (9804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craigís tasting. Sour bretty nose, sweet fizzy taste, chocolate, tart and sour.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did not get a great deal other than chocolate on the nose. Vanilla and chocolate on the palate, a bitterness in the middle but right on the end a green cooking apple sourness that just took it away from me.