mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of wet barnyard hay and coffee, chocolate. Taste is nice and bitter like a German Schwarz bier, not sweet like some of the porters. Nice roasted grain flavor with elements of dark chocolate and pilsner malt and smoke. Finishing with a light sweetness. Barnyard kills it.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla nut aroma. Creamy almost. Tan head and black color. God damn, This tastes amazing. Tastes like it smells. Creamy vanilla and nut but very balanced. I wanna have this after dinner. This is a dessert in its self. Love it.
ration (1954) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
100513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a high head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, nuts. chocolate, vanilla. Slight burnt dry palate. Medium full bodied. Not Bad.
haukur (1335) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 28, 2013
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Nice roasty aroma, faint black with a small head. Incredibly thin bodied with a watery metal finish. Very overrated
EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted and toasted malt; a little smoky.
Flavor: Really dark caramel malt; burnt sugar, burnt raisin. Roasted flavor--but it’s less prominent than in the aroma. Brown sugar aftertaste. Subtle fruity flavor; not sure if it’s from yeast or hops.
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, chilled. Not a great deal going on in the taste. Barley, a little sweet and yeasty.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is a bit sweet with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel and smoke. Smooth and medium bodied, quite dry finish. Very tasty.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl. Darkish appearance. Mediocre malt profile. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. Without major flaws. Plain boring.
Sledutah (5021) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and mild bitterness
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with a dry finish
Nice and clean
douglas88 (6248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep dark brown color with a medium off-white head. A sweet malty smoky nose. The flavor is really nice: caramel, malty sweetness, nutty, lighter roast, some light smoke. Very smooth. Good.