morri (273) - - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a big light brown head which turns into a creamy upper layer. Medium lacing. Opaque dark brown body, almost black. Aroma is complex. I sense coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, soy sauce, toffee and toasted bread. Quite sweet in the nose. Sharp and bitter on the tongue at first, then becomes sugar-like. The sweet aftertaste lasts a loooong time. Excellent palate, very creamy. Iím not usually into porters, but this is one is fantastic!
tricksta_p (3251) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, overripe fruits, pears, prunes, apricots, notes of chocolate and molasses, touch of alcohol. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet. Body is full, sticky mouthfeel. Good, but I expected a bit more from this, not roasty enough for my taste, yet nicely ripe fruity, on its way to being an English Barley Wine.
fkoolen (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Bottle at home. Pitch black, just some offwhite bubbles. Rich milky chocolate and coffee, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla notes, not too fruity: sweet, roasted malty finish. Well balanced, long aftertaste. Firm body, low carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Like this better than their well-praised Hel&Verdoemenis.
Sjohnh (701) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well thatís rather good. Looks a bit dull - nice and dark but no head whatsoever. Lots going on in the aroma: chocolate of course, but also cola, floral notes, treacle and much more. Flavour has similar complex, with some dark fruit in there, but it is the chocolate that dominates and lingers longer than for any stout I can recall.
Mr_Pink_152 (3468) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Black colour. With a tan head. Big roasted malty aroma and taste. Also liquorice chocolate and sweet.
dambor (360) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma: dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Taste: dominating cocoa and dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Nice bitter finish. ABV well hidden. Very good.
VDuquerroux (1149) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Bottled 03/2013. 3 years old. Home. A very dark brown beer, nearly black, with a medium beige head ; average retention. Caramel (+) nose, candied fruits, roast, light prune, nutmeg, black chocolate note, alcohol. Medium sweet, round, warming, light to medium dry bitter. Full body, thin texture, light oily, soft carbonation to flat, sweet nutmeg warming lasting finish. Overall, a good strong ale ; too much caramel ; a bit rough around the edges.
IOzh (113) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with tiny little beige head. Aroma of plums, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is mostly sweet with mild bitterness in the finish.
Probabeer (150) - - JUN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bastante buena. Tiene aroma a chocolate. Poco gas. Bastante cuerpo. Deja al final un sabor a ahumado ligeramente.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Does this world need a 11% impy porter? No! So I will rid the world of this bottle. Very dark with some amber highlights. A tan head leaves sticky lacing. An earthy, cocoa aroma. Big rich very sweet malts are tasted. Just a little fruit under that and mild bitterness. Again, huge sweetness. A little dark fruit. This is like drinking a liquoer. So thick and smooth, velvety even. Brown sugar and cooca. This is not beer for someone on a diet! Despite the listed ABV I donít taste it at all. Really sweet and fortunately I like sweet beers. Really good.
bergstaden (2260) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head - Dark amlt aroma with some dark fruyity tones - Dark malt body with some chocolate and coffee flavours with hints of warming alcohol - The dark malts and chocvolate goes into the finish - This was good