durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Rich, nearly black pour with a tan head. Nose of toasted nuts, complex coffee, chocolate, toffee, huge fruits--plums, prunes, raisins. So much going on here. A big, big beer, but not boozy or overwhelming. Palate was lighter than expected for the ABV as well. So tasty.
matthewjk (905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, very happy I took a gamble on a single 12oz bottle of this tonight for Labor Day celebration. This porter they concocted is sweet, thick, and malty as hell. "Lil" surprised how sweet this is, but damn if I donít like it! ABV is very well masked.
spacecube (824) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a small head, aroma is chocolate, bonfire toffee, vanilla. Sweet but keep a hold of it with a bitter note balancing the sweetness well throughout. Body is medium, texture is slick and oily, Carbonation is soft.
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a medium brown head. Roasted malt, booze, caramel, chocolate, slight aniseed. Sweet with a bitter coffee/hop finish.
dalfaro86 (260) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brew with a medium brown head with poor retention, aroma i moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with caramel, alcohol, dark fruits and chocolate, robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and a long aftertaste.
azzie (230) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dense and very dark with beige head. Full body, very sweet, medium bitterness. A bit smoked, dark roasted sugar in taste. Good one.
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black, with a thinning tan head. Raisin and molasses on the nose, chocolate and a warming alcohol flavour. Tastes creamy thick. Luxurious beer
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black clear colour with a chocolatey coloured rather fast fading head. On the nose aromas of treacle, caramelised dates, bitter chocolate, dark raisin and sweet resin develop. Light mousse and slick texture with sweet treacle flavours with notes of chocolate and coffee bitterness, caramelised figs and dates offer a beautifully harmonic interlude. Full bodied with a long finish lasting well on the whole palate.
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown color, thin brown head. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate,smoke, roast, sugar, hints of coffee. Medium sweet taste. Creamy texture. Very complex beer with nicely hidden alcohol. Excellent.
daje (2304) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black thick body with a creamy tanned head. heavy aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol, burned coffee. Complex taste of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and anise. No alcohol notes whatsoever after first smell, rich bittersweet black aftertaste. Impressive!
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma candysugar, roasted malts and coffee. taste like aroma with a very balanced bitter sweet aftertaste like ashes. quite dense body, medium carbonation. very very nice!! bottle 33cl / bd feb-2014