VDuquerroux (907) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 341mL. Home. Tasted with @erickok. Thank you ! A pitch black beer witha medium beige head ; medium retention. Toasty aroma, red berries (blackberry), citrus, herbs. Medium bitter, light sweet. Medium good body, thin creamy texture, smooth, sweet lasting finish. Overall, a delicious one : fruity, nice texture and bitterness.
TET (2333) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer, a head is very big and light brown. Aroma has balanced coffee and roastiness, some vanilla and liquirice, also sweetness of chocolate. Aroma is just great. Taste is powerful, liquirice, dry roastiness, nice bitterness. Overally, the taste isn’t so balanced as the aroma. Medium bodied, the carbonation is almost too much. The stronger body would be also ok. Overally, the great porter, nice flavours with good balance.
erickok (4609) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, very creamy. Roasted, black fruits, tea, some freshness. Great texture, barn, full, fatty. (Bottle from Saveur Bière, shared with VDuquerroux)
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canadian robust porter from Québec, with an opaque, jet black robe and dense, moussy, yellow beige, stable head. Aroma is very meaty and very malty with a refined, very subtle sweet touch: I get hints of bitter chocolate bars and fondant, strong espresso, veal stock, leather, charcoal, pipe tobacco, smoked herring, roasted chestnuts, dates, vanilla extract, brownies, orange peel, salmiac, faint banana, even some candied apricot; no off-flavours here, not even phenols. The taste mirrors the aroma perfectly: a refined, subtle suggestion of candied fruit sweetness, candied dates, even a brief whiff of candied cherries, but almost immediately withdrawing and making room for a bittering malt profile, bitter chocolate, cold black coffee, in a soft, slightly ’zingy’ (metallic), slick texture; there is a sourish touch too, but dull and basic. The malts, thickly layered, render more bitterness than sweetness with even a drying smoked accent, an effect reinforced in the finish by drying, peppery, leafy hop bitterness. The basic sourishness lingers a bit, along with a strong coffeeish malt ’roastedness’. Dry, sturdy porter, but as with many modern porters, I do not see any reason not to call this a stout, because that is basically what it is... In any case, a very enjoyable black beer.
Beerhunter111 (12963) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Das Bier im Glas ist fast schwarz und hat eine große bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, süß, röstmalzig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bitter hopfig, schokoladig, Kaffee, bitter röstmalziges Ende, gut!
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with crazy tall root beer-coloured head. Aroma of coffee and oatmeal. Tastes of same with a hint of cherries. Warm effervescent mouthfeel.
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque, brownish black with a resilient beige head. Smell is roast and coffee. Taste is coffee & cream, with chocolate. Hoppy finish, black coffee.Lingering coffee bitterness. Light to medium bodied.liky
cagou007 (682) - FRANCE - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark with thick brown head. Nose is roasty and nuts. Aromas are roasty finish, coffee, caramel and dark fruits. Oily texture, average carbonation. Medium sweet coffee finish.
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Stoned99 (842) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. App: pitch dark, small beige frothy head. Some lacing. Taste and palate: full creamy body, some shy fruits in mouth, medium sweetness, smooth, medium dry and long bitter and smokey finish. Overall: a perfect example of the style. Great aroma, smooth, nice smokey finish.
bunget (740) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Dark brown body, medium chocolate head with excellent retention, lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, prunes, herbal hops, molasses, some spices. Intense taste dominated by burned toast, coffee, herbal hops, pine needles. Very nice.