Yorker (583) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is liquorice, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and a little smoke. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke – with a slightly bitter finish.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av choklad, järvägsslipers, aska, syrlig espresso, bränd karamell, en aning rök. Lite tunn kropp men med en behaglig beska och god eftersmak. Egen karaktär.
Pyrmir (1211) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @SWBF12, rated from old notes. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasty and smooth, grain and chocolate. Finish is roasty and smooth.
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s Dec 8th, 2012 tasting. Pours a dark brown body with light lacing. Aroma is roast, sweet cocoa - pretty straight forward porter thus far. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roast, light hop bite, spice, bitter chocolate, and coca.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, a hint of smoke, chocolate, toasted grains, and light floral bitterness. Decent.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I took to a tasting at James’s place. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Cocoa, chocolate on the nose, a bit of roast. Medium bodied, cocoa, roast, a tiny bit astringent. Not a lot of depth or character. Roast, cocoa, chocolate. Soft bitterness. Decent I guess.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jay. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee and roasted chocolate malt. Medium body. Moderate roast finish.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with very low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt... ... ... Taste is of roasted malt, sligth acidity. Palate: ligth-medium body. Overall: Nothing outstanding. Bottle a bit too old, but I would be surprised if this beer was way better one year back.
tom10101 (1057) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (500 ml). Traded by SlovakSniper, thanks Patrick! Almost black with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate and a slight acidic presence. The taste begin with an acidic off-flavor along with roasted malt and slight caramel and chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. The bottle is BB 07-2012 so maybe this one is just too old.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Black colour with a brown head. Smokey coffee aroma. Flavour is burnt, malt, coffee.