TheJestersBeer (1667) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost pitch black, with a light brown head.
Heavily toasted aroma, malt, coffee beans, fudge, vanilla, smoke, nuts, hops.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2.
The taste is full of roasted malt, coffee beans and chocolate, quite smokey, ashes, butterscotch, hops. Nice.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Dark brown to black coloured hue with a beige and short foamy head. Moderately roasted malty aroma with notes coffee, dark chocolate and a whiff of smoke. Roasty bitter flavour with a dry mouthfeel, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roasty malty base with distinctive notes of coffee and chocolate; dry and slightly chalky roast-malty finish with coffee flavours and traces of smoke malt. Very good, too bad that the last time I have been to Akureyri in 2004 the brewing project was not yet established. 28.V.12
Idiosynkrasie (1839) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Opaque black with small to average creamy lacing tan head. Dark malt aroma with some hay, dark fruit, cacao. Taste has a constant dry hoppy overtone, dark malt and roasty notes, decent hints of coffee and chocolate, dry finish. Dryness comes soapyness too close occasionally.
FaithHealer1 (330) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from House of Trembling Madness. Pours an opaque black, finger of beige head. Aroma is toasted malts, with chocolate. Taste is similar, dark chocolate and coffee mingling with that lovely roastiness. Good long bitter finish. Really nice porter.
dantheman278 (1319) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trembling Mad. Black-brown pour, thin beige bubbly head. Lovely roasty nose, dark chocolate, roast malts, coffee, raisin, port. Dry and toasty, burnt toast, cocoa, milk chocolate and a drying, roasty finish. Nice.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head. Fishy, smoky aroma. Kind of kipper. Med body - thins quickly. Flavor is smoked doppelbock - maybe a bit darker. The smoke has an astringent effect. Finishes extremely dry with coffee now definite. Excellent.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dark brown witih a brief beige head and a coffee and smoked malt aroma. There is a smooth treacle flavor that is a bit sweet with a dry finish.
ThirstyBird (418) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again Gabriel! Pours almost opaque brown/black. Smells roasty, sweet malt, molasses. Tastes of sweet roasted maly up front, molasses then it goes to a dry slightly bitter finish. Some coffee and chocolate stay with you. Medium body with tight carbonation with slight prickle.
tommann (1993) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is salty, smoked wood. Taste is salty to start. Subtle smoked finish.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma with light nuttiness. Toasted malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Toasted malt lingers with light nuttiness and light caramel.