note666 (979) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 - 06 - 19 330ml bottle. black colour. medium, fading, tan head. strong coffee and dark chocolate in aroma, alcohol present. medium bitter taste.
greenclansman (539) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black thin body, with almost no foam (I was expecting more on the appearance). Aromas of vanilla, but quickly fades away and just some alcohol stays there. Taste: chocolate, dark sugar, some roasted malts. The best thing about this beer is the aftertaste Its long and bitter-sweet. If it wasnít for the aftertaste, my grade would have been less, but it does end up really nice. It gives you a great overall feeling.
bluejacket74 (1012) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle, stamp on back label says 05/04/12. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some milk chocolate and a bit of an earthy/herbal flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit creamy and slick, and has a good amount of carbonation. I think itís a good brew, but also pricey at $8.99 a bottle. With that being said, itís definitely worth trying.
travita (3114) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, with a tan colored head. The smell is roasty, hops, malts, coffee, chocolate, strong, sauce, and leather. The taste is malts, sweet, hops, chocolate, and roast.
jkwalking05 (2421) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, heavy caramel, and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, molasses, vanilla. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
maneliquor (1705) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beverage Co Shoreditch. Pours very dark brown with light only coming through on the very edges. A small light tan head is produced which quickly disappears to a small ring around the top. Nose is quite subdued. As it warms it opens up a fair bit. Reminds me of chocolate covered sultanas. Heavy dark fruits with sharp vanilla, chocolate, liquorice as it warms. Some odd black cherry tones which work nicely. Taste showcases the dark fruits, coats the palate in milk chocolate. Some heavy vanilla gives it a sharp bitter sweet note on the finish. Slightly dry. Carbonation is a little spritzy but helps it flow. 11% is hid very well. Good stuff without being spectacular
conway (606) - - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is dominated by chocolate, but also has some sweet bourbon like notes but finishes with some smoke/char notes and some hop bitterness. Palate is thick and creamy. This is one of the best porters I've had in a while. Complex and delicious.
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dasdan (160) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from de hopduvel in Ghent. Black body with large brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and raisins. Caramel with a bitter finish ***
italianjohn (2043) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour thin beige head and light sticky lacing .... aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate malts and caramel malts ..... taste is of roasted malts, chocolate malts, licorice, caramel malts and def light to medium bittering hops .... some light smoke flavor is detected .. mouthfeel is oily and slick, nice medium body with a soft carbonation ..... finishes with a short dry bitter bite ... well put together and excellent abv hidden well
jmgreenuk (1375) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at De Molen. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is fruity, a little malt and some alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with a little liquorice, roasted malt and some resin too. Considering the ABV, the bitterness was well controlled and the palate was smooth and sweet.