Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Our Black Heart, Camden on 23 Jun 2012. Poured black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, treacle and light coffee. Medium to full mouthfeel, with quite a lot of carbonation. Burnt malt in the flavour, with dark chocolate and rye bread. Finish was quite light, some residual caramel, toast and ash.
jamesie1857 (1496) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Stanmore and Boss, Sheffield - deep black body, thin beige head, good looking beer. Nose is harsh espresso, coffee bean, black chocolate and roasted nuts. Taste has a black coffee feel, very rich and burnt, but has a fantastic clean and velvety chocolatey mouthfeel. The only downside is it follows an epic beerography earlier in the night. I might try this again in the future and re-rate with a clear head.
djoeye (1984) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light beige modest head, disappears, black-brown body.
Aroma; cocoa, caramel malts, butter, gummy hops, dry dusty prunes, notes of leather.
Taste; milky chocolate, caramel, cocoa powder juice, small prune notes, moves towards more cocoa in finish on a backbone of dry hops. Nice in the mouth, normal to soft carbonation, and alright body. Overall a clean and easy porter.
[33cl brown btl, abv6% 14.5°, BB12JUN16, 5€50c, B@Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsö]
Matt_Foran (68) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color out of the bottle. Sweet aroma on the nose. Some fruity flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee. Not much sweetness, more robust malt flavors. Finishes smoothly on the palate, lingers for a little bit.
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of toasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate flavor with some toasted malt. Very nice.
KoNrRiI (557) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle. Black with a small, brownish head. Sweet, malty aroma of toast, hot bread, caramel, smoke-cured meat, wood, and a touch of salt. Taste is also malty although not as strong; again hints of well-cured, tender meat and salt. Medium body, smooth texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is a better version of the taste itself. Overall the brew is pretty good, not intrusive but nicely balanced and delicate for its style. Points for originality.
RichTheVillan (3707) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cherry Reds; dark brown pour with a thin beige head, smoked hickory wood aroma taste had some chocolate alone with toasted malts.
Calisky (1204) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Super nez malt grillé, chocolat. Super gout chocolat, céréales, notes café et réglisse. Corps bien cremeux. Fin douce et grillée. Superbe.
jaghana (4235) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl kindly given by Calisky. A dark beer with medium off white head. Nose is on toasted grain, caramel, brown bread. Aroma is on chocolate, toasted cereals, creamy body, smooth chocolate, subtle dark coffee notes, light licorice. Body is pleasant and easy drinkable, finish is on toasted grain.
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Close to black. Some tan head. Sweet, but mostly bitter. Quite dry. Some warmth. Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Coffee, smoke, roasted malt, bread flavour. Good.