Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque pitch black color, full sized good lacing beige to light brown head. Aroma of malts, fruitiness, red fruits, alcohol. Taste malts, red fruits, alcohol, some roastyness, some sweetness. Lightly disappointing overall. Good beer, but it could be better.
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is big spicy hops, liquorice, roast, molasses and more. Flavour is big roast, liquorice, molasses and more. Lazy rate, good beer.
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to benzai. Black colour with a small to medium beige head. Smells roasty, red fruits, coffee, herbs. Tastes dark chocolate, coffee, roasty, red fruits, sweet. Full body, soft carbo and lovely silky.
Ernesto987 (3770) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good beer, rich and sweetish, chocolate shows, thick and delicoius, really liked this one
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce at his 30th. It pours near black with small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toffee, Scottish tablet, alcohol, burnt caramel, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar and Christmas pudding. The taste is rich-roasted malt, cooking chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, date, alcohol warmth, toast, burnt notes and some decent bitterness. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty tasty, warming and well rounded. Nice in small measures.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at thirdeye11’s birthday party. The beer pours a black color with a brown head. The aroma has a lot of cinnamon, as well as some nice vanilla notes. The flavor is similar with some added notes. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate, as well as some vanilla. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium mouthfeel. Very nice.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruits, cocoa, peaty smokiness, slight spice. It is an extremely robust and complex brew.
Nisse666 (4255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber many thx to adnielsen cons 2013-02-10 My Birthday Porter
AR: dark chocolate, dark brittish fruit cake, coffee
AP: opal black body with wee ruby colored body, the head is licorice coloured brown and thick stouthy, wee lacings
F: thick dark chocolate, raw dark fruit compote, home brew coffee (Swedish), heavy body, tar, actually the fruitiness is not adding anything good to this beer, seams like the base is super though, mmm some ses salt and à thiny tiny bit cayennepeper, the carbonation has wee soft bubbles, the bitterness is medium, finishes dark round chocolate, with some honey sweetnees...
harrisoni (13848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Deeblo 30 th birthday. Black beer boozy aroma boozy impy choc sponge stout fine. pretty good but boozy
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours darkest brown with off white head. Nose and taste of cocoa, creme brûlée, fig, roasted chocolate malt, birch sap, dark sugar and vanilla. Medium body. Semi-dry in the finish. Touch of alcohol in finish.