anthony850 (283) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A malty big alchohol taste.
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CapFlu (4613) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Continues (11) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[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)
Zekada (266) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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%
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with brown 1 finger head.
Smokey, chocolately nose. Rich and creamy body. Toasty chocolatey. Heavy in the smoke.
Semi dry semisweet finish.
elbernays (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Beaver (1340) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.