maledictum (648) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. No carbonation and no head what so ever. Aroma wise this beer is brillaint. Lots of coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. A little alcohol as it warms. Super smooth. Really good. Flavours are initially very sweet with dark caramel, treacle and dark chocolate. Finish is quite bitter thanks to hops and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Great beer
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is filthy black with a light tan hea that almost immediately dissipates to nothing. Nose coffee and hay with some dark fruit peaking through. Taste is sweet with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Long aftertaste.
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BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours near enough black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cola and smoke. Similar taste. Thick. Sticks around a bit too long. Decent
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 0.33L bottle at Haandbryggeriet Bar, Sundland, Drammen. Pours a near black, ruby-shaded body, topped by a dense choco head. Aroma of rounded well roasted dark malts, milk chocolate, alcohol infused dark dried fruits and faint vanilla. Feels utterly smooth in the mouth. Yet filling with a soft sparkling carbonation. Rich, well roasted and rounded malt flavor, featuring chocolate, creamed and peppery caramel and dark dried fruits. Solid bitterness. A pleasant alcohol warmth throughout. Nice all over.
Ljunkan (530) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost black color with a small pale-brown head. Aroma is lightly roasted with cocoa, coffee, fudge and candy. Flavour is sweet and candy like with lightly roasted notes of chocolate and fudge. Fullbodied with soft carbonation - very smooth. Nice stuff.
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
18cl bottle. Dec 2010 vintage. The label says 10% ABV. Pours pitch black with no head. Not even one single bubble. Nice lacing. Aroma is alcohol, roasted notes, alcohol, some coffe and vanilla and alcohol again. Taste is roasty and coffee, but rather sweet-ish up front. Then the roasted notes come through and the finish is long and bitter. Huge coffee, some vanilla. Alcohol presence again, almost whiskey. Body is thick and carbonation is almost not existent. Overall, very nice, very roasty and very coffe but, sadly, even very flat.
thomat (2175) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, licorice, fruit, coffee and chocolate. Full body with a long, bitter sweet finish.
andrejes (32) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
small bottle, no head, aroma roasty chocolate. Color black no head. Taste heavy, medium bitter. Full body, like oily. Nice beer but more a RIS then a Porter.
TheCametron (1885) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with gorgeous tan head. Creamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. A sweet, mildly hoppy flavour. There’s a syrupy prune note. A smoky presence. The alcohol is well contained. All in all, this beer is an absolute delight. So much going on.
MalcolmTucker (753) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of liqourice, chocolate and booze. Flavour is dark chocolate, dark fruit with a hoppy bitterness in the background. Almost flat but full bodied. Very good.