espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. It poured a black colour with a medium big off-white head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted malts. Flavour is smooth. Coffee, chocolate, liqorice and some sweet notes of vanilla. Medium long aftertaste. Very nice.
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Dark brown with a small mocha head.
Dark chocolate nose, with pleasant roastiness, faint wood and earthy hops notes.
Rich roasted malts flavor, dark cocoa, medium bitterness, some vanilla.
Medium bodied, creamy, balanced and interesting. Cool.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, huge beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of huge cocoa. Taste is weak coffee.
Clarkdvm (118) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Florida. Pleasant soft chocolate aroma. Roasty, smokey flavors. Definite toffee/coffee as expected. Great twist on porter
hohops (284) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- pretty much pitch black, opaque, a beige foamy head which quickly diminishes. Aroma- chocolate, coffee hints, dark fruits- blackcurrant particularly, a bit of liquorice, some burnt toffee, roasted malt. Taste- lots of chocolate, chewy toffee, fudgy, coffee bitterness then comes through, some cherry skin and other dark fruits in the finish, roasted malt, cocoa powder. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Very tasty.
MayumiH (96) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sweet milk chocolate. Very smooth and easy-going porter. Big up to the Hlķšarfjall mountain :)
gendv138 (1328) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of toast, chocolate. Tastes of toast, chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a watery brown with a ring of beige head. Nose is malty, oaty, mild chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, yeast. Soft, malty finish.
obguthr (3828) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild cardboard and charcoal nose. Mahogany, thin head. Walnut and charred oak flavor. Enjoyable country tick.
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black beer with a thick foamy head. The dominant smell is toasted malt. The same is true of the flavour. There’s some fruit, chocolate and a touch of bitter hop in there too but the rich, toasty malt dominates.