beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a jet black color with a large fizzy/fluffy brown head. Scent is vanilla sweet and roasted malts. Taste is vanilla, coffee and sweet malts. Very good but a bit over carbonated.
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super carbonated pour. Makes the mouthfeel a bit airy. Head is uncontrollable. Decent beer.
Meilby (7438) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml @ ClubGonzo
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of carmael coffee, biscots, almonds, roasted malt, licorice and leather. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
bugsizzy (53) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark murky with fair lacing. Extremely rich nutty flavor. Full bodied. Really enjoyed it
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Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of vanilla, licorice and slight almond. Taste is almondy, coffee and vanilla with nice roast at the end. Had out of bottle and was waaaaay too carbonated. A little hard to experience the complexity but pleasant aftertaste.
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, spring 2012. Black, creamy light brown head. Looks delicious! High viscocity. Aroma of malt, almonds, chocolate. Heavy complex roasty taste, espresso, cocoa, nuts and vanilla. Fascinating stuff! Dry roasty finish, lasting aftertaste.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750ml (vPBF, BB 2015)
Dark opaque black color, good brown head. Roasted, cocoa aroma. Medium to full bodied. Some sweetish cocoa, tobacco, roasted maltyness. Nice rounded mouthfeel, lingering licorice in the aftertaste. Nice and quite easy
laiti (5630) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle @ vPBF, BBE 2015
Vertical with Imperial Biscotti Break
Aroma has cocoa, some salty licorice and soy sauce. Palate is slightly too high on CO2. Flavour has salty licorice, some soy sauce, hints of non‐disturbing alcohol and coffee. Good.
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, strong nuts and some roasted coffee. Flavour of strong toasted malts, strong nuts, roasted coffee, bread, English toffee and some grassy hops. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, warming, roasty finish. Really smooth and pleasant.
tiong (3727) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ vPBF, vertical with Imperial Biscotti Break
Pours pitch black with a large light brown head.
Aroma of roasty malts, salty licorice, some molasses, spices, vanilla and hints of honey.
Taste is roasty and salty with notes of licorice, coffee, molasses, vanilla and hints of spices.
Smooth, slightly roasty finish with notes of licorice and coffee. Okay, quite well balanced strong porter.