Ed5388 (3104) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black in color with a very small dark mocha colored head of foam. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruit notes, and a hint of vanilla. Taste of roasted coffee grounds, bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, caramel, and an aftertaste of vanilla and wood.
Slubgob (297) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can into pint. Pours dark black, fairly thick and lingering coffee milk shake head. Lot of malt, dry chocolate in the nose. In the mouth nice balance of roasted malts with a bit of coffee, some bitterness, and finishing with a sweeter note. Long finish that bounces back and forth between sweet and roast, before settling in on a coffee note. Very drinkable and very enjoyable.
visionthing (4666) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5cl can shared by Cunningham - thanks! Pours very dark, almost black, with a minimal beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate and hints of wooden smoke. Medium sweet with some lightly sour hints and a fairly mild bitterness. A bit thin, but decent stuff. (2014-02-14 - at Cunningham’s place before RBNG-14)
Rune (10915) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 355ml bottle. Tan-coloured head to a jet black body. Laces well. Sweet and mid-dry malty nose in a dark chocolate direction. Taste is mocha, almond, and roasted dark chocolate. Fine bodied. Smooth on the swallow. Nice, rather sweet though (at Cunninghams, Halden 14.02.2014).
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black color with a beige head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Overall impression: Nice tasty and balanced porter.
Personal stats: Can from a trade with RobertDale
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Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 355ml @ Cunningham
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, citrus, floral and hint of smoke. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, shared by Cunningham. Very dark brown in color, topped by a dense finger thick light tan head. The aroma has lots of licorice and molasses, as well as roasted malts and some coffee. Quite sweet on the palate, with molasses and some licorice. A nice bitterness too, lasting for a long time. Full body and soft carbonation. Lasting finish. A really pleasant one, could easily drink more of this. 140214
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoying the DC Brau brews I recently got from a trade - thanks, Andy. Pours a dark, translucent brown, with a medium light brown head. Enticing aroma of cherries and roasted barley. Tastes great, plenty of interesting flavor while still smooth and relatively light for the style.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl can. Pours almost jet black with a slight brown tinge. Coffee coloured head. Coffee and caramel aroma, slightly burnt roasted flavour. Very pleasant maltiness. Excellent porter.
bth122 (1467) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Poured a black color with a dark brown generous head that dissipated some. Aroma is generous roasted malts, chocolate. Medium heavy body. Texture is a bit creamy. Soft carbonation. Some bitter dry finish. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla. Very good.