fidelis83 (2209) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a 1 finger, dusty brown head that has great retention. Aroma is smoke, char, roast, stale coffee, peat smoke, wet leather, chocolate, earth and light metallic notes. Flavor is nutty wood and peat smoke up front, dark chocolate, iodine, earth, a little soy, dull woody notes, old coffee, and light metallic notes. Creamy to slick body with a light, somewhat sharp carbonation. Really good stuff overall, but it seems a little too ashy and oxidized. While I don’t always consider those to be bad attributes in beer, they are a little too prevalent here.
Turtles (635) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium size, creamy, mocha head, leaving good lacing. Aroma is meaty, bacon, salsiccia, salt. Mild creamy mouthfeel, low carbonated. Taste has roasted notes, cocoa, toffe with meat and smoked sausage, but it works together. Finish with mild smoke, vanilla and dark chocolate bitterness.
Seffle (322) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SB 150904.
Pitch black with dark beige head.
Heavily roasted coffee and smoke in the nose, not really ash. Fullbodied palate with sweet-bitter coffee and dark chocolate.
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Nisse666 (5170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local SB cons 2015-08-04 Göteborg
AR: julmust, roasted malt, liqurice,
AP: dark brown, deminishing dark brown head
F: rich carbonation, wee vinos, tar, liqurice, rosted malt, peaty, white sugar sweetnees, a bit to much of everything ...
HULK777 (499) - - SEP 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smoked ham aroma. Smoked ham taste. Organic. Salty. Liqcorice aftertaste. Not my cup of tea.
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Fukito (921) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is slight coffee with some oxidized notes. Flavor is meaty bacon with some slight tobacco and dark chocolate. Medium to heavy palate, enjoyable and a little boozy.
axl (209) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pitch black with one finger white head. Sweet and slightly boozy aroma with sweet black bread, smoke, cigar butt, light tar, light peat and hints of smoked ham. Taste is malty with smoke, sweet black bread, chocolate and some smoked ham as well as a light bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium yet surprisingly light, the carbonation is medium as well and there is some warming alcohol.
SamTheBarrel (652) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml brown bottle poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is brownish black with a medium sized thick foamy brown head, that reduced slowly leaving lacing behind on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, peat and charcuteries. Flavours of roasted malts, caramel, charcuteries, dark chocolate, coffee and dark muscovado. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Evil Twin Ashtray Heart is delicious, peat smokiness is there but not dominating.
krumbum (731) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smelly like a Smokey puddle with a hunk of chard wood floating in it. Dark black with thin white head. Like drinking a campfire that cooked a ham over it. Amazing.
colui72 (327) - HONG KONG - AUG 29, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straight from the fireplace! Everything of a perfect porter: black appearance, nearly no head; strong aroma of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Taste is very complex: full coffee and chocolate as from nose, roasted malts and a heavy (in the positive way) smoky feeling. Creamy and sticky on lips, a long lasting malty bitterness in the mouth. Booze hidden. Bomb!
Mrnoluv (222) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, spicy, has a smoky, woody taste, the ABV is perfect. This is a great beer!!!