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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lilí, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4610) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a medium brown frothy head atop an opaque black body. Nose of soya sauce and molasses. Very roasty - even burnt - malt backing with a molasses and cocoa front. Somewhat dry. Interesting. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Continues (11) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
From tap. Looks nice, black with brown head. In aroma coffee, chocolate, roasty, dark bread. Taste mainly coffee and chocolate, with notes of vanilla and sweetness. Full body, smooth. Warming notes of quality alcohol. Good beer for long evenings of winter time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
2014-04-19. Black body with a modest tan head. 3++ Aroma is sort of interesting, I canít quite put my finger on what is going on here. There is a not quite dusty quality to the malt, and a vaguely fruity character but fruity is the wrong word. Flavour is similarly interesting with soft subtle not quite dusty sweet malt. Whispers of fruity chocolate, dark malt core. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Rich, lovely stuff. On tap at Torst, Brooklyn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6531) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
[6266-20140419] Tap. Roasted raisin malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted coffee raisin flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Torst, Brooklyn, NY)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (263) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from Drikkeriget, Viktoriagade. Aroma is strong and sweet. Has a smell of alcohol and a deep tone of chocolate. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste is very smooth. Nice full body with lots of chocolate, malts and some vanilla. Palate has a creamy feeling and fills the mouth nicely. Overall a really nice beer which I dearly recommend.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. APPEARANCE Ė Pours delightfully black with light tan head. NOSE - very light hint of caramel overtones with some malty sweetness. FLAVOR - out of this world mouth feel and deep rich roasty / bittersweet flavors. truly outstanding porter. NOTES - Drinks WAY smoother than 11.5%

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Black pour with brown 1 finger head. Smokey, chocolately nose. Rich and creamy body. Toasty chocolatey. Heavy in the smoke. Semi dry semisweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours oily black with tan head. Aroma is roast coffee bean, vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, raisin. Flavour is lactose, bittering chocolate, earth, vanilla, coffee. Wonderful creamy smooth mouthfeel. Slight carbonation. Alcohol burn on way down which letís it down.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12 oz bottle about a year old. Pours black with a small dark brown head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate malts with some dark fruit.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts and dark fruit with a medium bitter roast finish that is slightly ashy. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth low carbonation.

Overall, a nice dessert beer. I like the balance of sweet and roast and the alcohol is well hidden with some late warming. This is better than remembered after some aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (157) - USA - DEC 3, 2014
Lilí B pours black as the hinges of hell but topped with a heavenly, dense chocolate head and Iím already thinking about a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The aroma is boozy, dark vanilla and very dark roasted coffee. Thereís a dryness to the first swallow that seems to only be there to make ready your taste buds for the ensuing flavor that sweeps in like a tidal wave and coats the entire inside of your mouth with a sweet sticky brew. Leather and tobacco are prominent in the flavor, with black plums chiming in on the back end. As the beer warms and the head fades, I run the liquid around the sides of the snifter and create another island of foam; chocolaty and warm with swirls reminiscent of the skills of an excellent barista. The high abv is obvious, but the excellent match of flavor to aroma to palate is keeping this particular beverage extremely drinkable. An ashy finish, long and creamy is going to be with me for more than a short while after the brew, but the after taste is very nice. Iím not thinking about vanilla ice cream anymore. Now itís Black Cherry in a bowl with Lilí B poured all over it...yes...


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