flemmingwillum (995) - Nysted, - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #777, bottle from Toft Vin. Black beer with greenish-brown hue and a very dense, stable, beige coloured head - and probably the only beer I have expierienced, having a higher head three minutes from the pouring moment, than it had one minute from the pouring moment. Furthermore, is leaves beautiful lacings at the glass when drinked. Very fruity aroma that definately underlines that this is a porter, not a stout. Hop aromas are most of all peach and raspberries, mixed with mildly roasted malts. At some moments the aroma turns almost IIPA-like, but of course with a bunch of dark malts. Honey is traceable in the aroma, but not dominating. Flavor has honey, lots of chocolate, raspberries, a fair amount of oranges, grapefruit, mild coffee and a bit alcohol, all ending in a rather bitter finish with just a notch of smoke and ashes in the final aftermath. The honey is more obvious in the taste than in the aroma, but still not the dominating factor. This job it leaves to the delicious chocolaty nuances and the still-present flowery and orangey hops. Palate is close to perfect; round, soft, creamy and smooth - almost silky at some points - but still strong and thick enough to make the manifest that this is an imperial porter. 8,2 % ABV is not traceable in the classic alcoholic manner, but is underlined by the warming feel and just a bit in the aftertaste. This is mastering of the art of brewing!
BRW (991) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, smoke, chocolate. Sweet, chocolate, roasted, coffee, smoked taste. Medium to full body.
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a lasting and lacing frothy brown medium head. Aroma is grass, roasted malt, licorice, spruce, hop soup, burnt malts
and smoke. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry, quite hoppy, roasted and very bitter.
SlackerMads (1574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a medium sized light brown diminishing head. Citrusy and light cheesy hops, wooden, chocolate, cocoa, ash, charcoal. Medium body, oily/fat texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Ok drinkable.
Beerhunter111 (7197) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
Pyrmir (3337) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from big bottle, thanks for saving some for me! Near black with beige head. Aroma is sweet, liquorice, honey, hops and roasted notes. Taste is medium sweet, liquorice, coffee, pine, hops with a finish with hops and honey. Relatively light body.
haukur (1302) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FFF bending the porter concept a little bit over here. Hoppy aroma. Soft mouthfeel but with a long bitter finish. Black DIPA? Very good!
ansjelaah (1358) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, bruine kleur met een kleine beige schuimkraag, ruikt naar mout, hout, caramel, smaakt zoet, caramel, koffie/thee, maar teveel koffie voor mij
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/30/2011: Three Floyds Amon Amarth Ragnarok... Aroma: Wow, totally unexpected aroma of HOPS - must totally be dry hopped to hell and back - supper fresh and leafy HOPS! More roasted coffee beans seems to emerge as the beer warms. Appearance: Opaque, dark brown color with reddish highlights; static head of really fin beige-colored bubbles; fine lacing effects. Flavor: Intense chocolate and leafy hops (citrusy) followed by a more subdued dry roasted maltiness; the hoppiness smoothes out a bit with each sip, although it still dominates with the dry, roasty, mocha-like maltiness being pretty far back in the background. Palate: Medium-bodied, but seems to drink more full; smooth going down with a calm, almost silky mouthfeel. Overall: Typically I don’t care for high-hopped of overly dry-hopped porters and stouts, but this one is growing on me for some reason...
22 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #216 for this beer.
DutchDrebus (3980) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Brown colour with a minimal beige head. Smells dark malts, liquorice and wood. Tastes ash, tar, roasty, coffee. Lasting aftertaste of coffee. Medium body, soft carbo.
daje (2329) - NORWAY - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared june 22nd 2013. Dark brown body, beige head. Roasty and sweet aroma, fruit, chocolate, leather. Taste of strong coffee, smoked ham, earthly hops and dark chocolate. Roasty bitterness, good chocolate and malt aftertaste.