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RATINGS: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black .. thick tan head ... dark roast ... dark chocolate ... dark malts ... dark chocolate nose .. dark malts ... dark chocolate ... dakr roast ... big chocolate malts ... dark maltss ... dark roast ... sweet roast ... massive chocolate malts...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, cherry? raisins, taste is dry, bitter, chocolate, sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1541) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Det här var en riktigt skön och kraftfull sak med toner av choklad, körsbär och lakrits. Kroppen var stabil och balansen närvarande, slutsats; riktigt fin och god öl.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9367) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Keg at Kings Arms in Bethnal Green, one-third pint. Oily pour revealing a jet black body under a faint, tan-coloured head. Aroma is mid-sweet with chocolate and notes of coffee. Likewise, the taste profile brings coffee and chocolate in addition to almond and black berries. Mid-dry ending with alcohol tingling on the tongue. Velvety in the mouth. Full bodied. Very nice and tasty (London 26.09.2014).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1732) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Mork brun/svart farve med moderat beige skum. Lukt av sjokolade, kaffe, røyk og whiskey. Smak av sjokolade, frukt, karamell, malt og kaffe. Melkebaren.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2331) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Nydelig duft av kaffe, bek, lakris, wiskey og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, brun ring langs kant. Nydelig markant smak av lakris, wiskey og vanilje som sitter. Ja takk en til.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft at Ale Arsenal. Black as hell with a small tan head. Big roasty aroma with loads of molasses, blackberry, and a hint of soy. The flavor is intense. Dark chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, and dark berries. Full as all hell and lightly carbonated. Good but lacks polish a bit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (232) - - OCT 13, 2014
Aug. 29, 2014. Bottle at Bellwoods Brewery. Dark cherries and chocolate nose. This smells fantastic. Dark cherry chocolate flavour, hints of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4306) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 12, 2014
Huge brown head over black body. Beautiful. Rich, powerful aroma with brown bread, toffee, roasted pumpkin, dark nuts... Fantastic. Taste is rich too, although there I find the biggest issue with this very tasty beer, and that’s the carbonation. It’s too prickly, dimming the fullness of the body, dimming the taste and only revealing it’s bitterness in the end. A shame, it’s a great starting beer, and still great to drink, but that small issue lowers the overall score unequally bad. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (527) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque black with a brownish hue and a frothy to creamy brown head. Dense aroma of dry fruits and alcohol. Robust and heavy, with an oily texture. Rich dark malt character with a heavy alcohol and bitter finish. Not the most drinkable beer but certainly top class.


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