conway (1894) - - 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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bytemesis (4103) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours clear reddish black, small brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, root beer, roasted malts. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, molasses, a touch of anise, roasty chocolate. Full body, creamy. Tasty.
Jimthechap (1925) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little more lively on the pour than the Spanning & Sensatie from 20 minutes earlier but with much the same appearance. Black with rosy hues in the dimple of the glass. The head is a little livelier also with some coarser bubbles on top. Aroma tends toward malty molasses, some dark jammy berryfruit, licorice, dates, vanilla bean and carob (I hate carob). Maybe some reddish nuts like pecan perhaps? The flavour... the flavour! A little bit easier on the body than its predecessor with some spritzy carbonation(!) and then lush cherryvite, licorice and tart cherry again. It is fuller than that though; it has qualities of port as well as a characterful blast of barley wine. I could run out of adjectives before correctly buttonholing this beer. I have to have more to let age for the recommended dose on the label. I HAVE to.
culchiem (2825) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SED. Oily black with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate. Flavour is rich velvety malt, coffee and chocolate, autumn fruits, smooth nutty finish. Lovely.
procraste (92) - FRANCE - APR 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
C’est vraiment très très bon !! et tout en délicatesse, sans ce petit côté un peu vulgaire que ce type de bière peut parfois démontrer ... C’est surtout ici le déploiement des arômes en bouche qui sidère par sa justesse et son équilibre ! Une bière d’une grande noblesse, très justement nommée
mike_77 (3650) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with quick fading head. Some sweetness in the aroma with some chocolatey notes. Smooth and oily texture with very low carbonation. Elements of dark chocolate and some dark dried fruits. A rather dry finish.
ruigo (1410) - PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @De Molen. Deep dark brown colour with a generous tan head. Good retention. Coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and nuts in the aroma. Full bodied. The taste is very balanced but I was expecting more flavour, but it is a porter anyway. Overall, a fantastic beer.
sharkydodson (485) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma of caramel, dark fruits and red wine... the taste is caramel and fruity with shades of plum, black currant, figs, dates, toffee and port... sweet and warming aftertaste... this beer is more like a barley wine than porter...
klm1 (351) - - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark oily colour with no head. The reason is coffee, but we can taste also Chocolate, nuts, alcohol well hiden. In this beer is the line betwen imperial porter and imperial stout thin. overall very good beer.
Simonsen (784) - NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske delt med esp0r. Svart farge, lavt karbonert med lav skumtopp. Smaker kaffe, sjokolade,solbær, blåbær. Mørkbrent malt. Litt følelsen av søt fernet branca. Veldig god
VastActiv (3496) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pudel, Tallinna. Colour is black with small brownish head coffee chocolate and roasted malts