jkwalking05 (4526) - 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 (3482) - 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 (2210) - - 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 (235) - 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 (2754) - 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 (6733) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.
dfinney23 (2574) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, vanilla and a touch of coffee. Somewhat syrupy.
solidfunk (6741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of booze and chocolate in the first sup here. Pours black with ok head, some lacing. Has nut and hops as well. Syrupy texture with some roast caramelized malt at end. Finishes bittersweet. Bottle.
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Minimal beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa, light cognac. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit, light vinous. Medium-full body, some stickiness, remarkably smooth.
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Really dark stuff, almost black with a reddish hue. Thin creamy head. Aroma has loads of malt, charred barley and fruity nectars, slight alcoholic touch. Malty flavor has salty licorice, some soy sauce. Slightly worty and sugary finish, but it has rather nice bitterness. Medium to full body, rather oily and low carbonated texture. Good, but somehow boring,