kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robust white head, black body. Smell chocolate-bitter, a bit toasted bread. The taste is in the beginning sweet-sour, then sweet-malty, roasted-herb. The aftertaste is a bit bitter-roasty. A good one!
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd August 2009
Dark reddish brown clear beer, thick biscuit coloured head. Crisp and light palate contrast with the soft head. Malty with a very light touch of smoke. Subtle hop in the dry frothy finish. Okay but just a little dull.
Zita (5936) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
chocolate, coffee, toast, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light watery soft finish.
Hansen (8156) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, almost black. Has an off-white head, mostly to fully lasting. Aroma is faint, roasted notes. Flavor is starting sweet, has some notes of burnt, wet newspaper. Moderete bitter finish.
islay (1862) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle, purchased by my mom at the brewery during her trip to the Netherlands in the spring of 2008. This was before it was distributed in the U.S. (maybe it was being distributed only in New Jersey or something; I donít recall exactly). Thanks Mom! Labeled with a date of 3/11/10 (as I have Americanized it); presumably this is a best-by date, in which case, oops, missed it by a couple of years. Oh well. It definitely wasnít spoiled. Split three ways at a tasting on 4-20-12. Sweet smell features raisin, coffee with milk, and milk chocolate scents. Pours brown with an amber hue. Flavor matches the aroma. Medium body. Quite lively and sharp in the palate. Thereís something a little different about this beer on which I canít put my finger. Not memorable overall.
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at In De Wildeman. Unclear brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Malt and roasted flavour with light chocolate.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with thin ring of tan head. Aroma is quite deep, dark chocolate, coffee and little ovaltine. Taste is also heavy chocolate, some chocolate. Nice carbonation and a little thin, clean finish.
Quevillon (2749) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on tap (10 oz) at Le Cheval Blanc for the second Big Tuesday of Cheval Blancís 25th anniversary, April 10, 2012. Very dark brown, thin head. Aroma of malted barley slightly smoky, nutty notes. Taste of semi sweet barley and nuts, dry chocolate notes, sweet aftertaste. A good simple porter!
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorish and light perfume. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorish and light perfume.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Danís. Pours a cola black. Aroma is coffee, malty, oaky, a little smokey. Taste is a bit treacley, with coffee grain, peaty maltness and a bit of lavender too. Decent finish, a touch watery mouthfeel but still flavourful. Nice one.