oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (tnx hermod). Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol, some toffee and mild raisins. Flavour is liquorice, some alcohol,
Beerhunter111 (16416) - 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!
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @Vasa Sessions
Opaque brown color, good brownish head. Cocoa, toasted malty aroma. Medium-bodied, smooth palate. Coffeish, roasted malty with some hoppyness. Balanced, smooth with dry finish.
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouhaha, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt and bitter dry cocoa powder. Flavour is more roasted than the nose suggests, with lots of hops (not as much as the black IPA). Robust indeed, and well-balanced - through quite aggressive. Excellent stuff.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown color with an insane foamy brown head that filled up my glass in an instant and kept oozing out of the bottle for minutes. Aroma is malts, dark roasted malts and earthy. Taste malts, roast, dark malts, leaves, earthy again, raisins, plums, firm earthy roast malt bitter. Medium body, firm fizzy carbonation. Don’t like it.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thin lacing dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth roasted coffee malt with light nutty notes and floral hops. In mouth, an intense herbal roasted coffee with bitter chocolate, some very bitter and grassy hops, with metallic notes. Interesting. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 10 2012.
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of dark roast and a bit of coffee. Deep brown with a light brown head. Deep roast and and rich bitter long finish. Very robust indeed.
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Opens with a crazy gusher. Murky dark brown with a huge, quickly-collapsing, tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, a bit of yeast. Dry flavor, roasty, with coffee, a bit of dark chocolate, a bit of yeast, and a strong bitter hops finish, slightly harsh. Medium-bodied. Decent.
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. This is a hoppy porter, with bold and zesty taste. Very Good drinkability and worth seeking out. Black coloured body.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-09-08. Very dark brown body, massive foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma is dusty lightly roasty dark malt. Flavour is malty, quite dry and dusty up front, with notes of cocoa. Dark malty core. Lightly dry finish. Smooth average plus body, very effervescent carbonation. 3+ There is a thinness (possibly unintentional) to the overall impression that detracts slightly but it is still fairly nice. Bottle shared by Ferris.