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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1368) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - FEB 27, 2016
Bold imperial porter. Deep roasted malts, intense dark choco in coffee, strong dark dried fruits, quite vinous, nice wood touch, some licorice. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness and light tartness. Very well balanced top level sipper

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (790) - - FEB 26, 2016
Pours black color, slightly haze, with creamy light brown stable head. Visually low to medium csrbonation. Aroma: intense dark malts aroma, with notes of coffee, vanilla, port wine, slightly woody, with fruity esters of dark fruits, forest berries, yoghurt etc.. Flavor is rich, creamy: prevails malt flavors, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, supported with notes of molasses, port wine, cinnamon, fruity esters of hops, which takes on forest berries, dark fruits like prunes, dried fruits, etc. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, alcohol warmth is evident and takes on port wine, finish is dry, sticky and slightly fruity bitters. Dryness lingers in aftertaste. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle bought in Liberty Wine Merchants. Very rich aroma AND taste: vinous, sweet, dark fruits, plums, raisin, grape, sophisticated notes of alcohol. Superb balanced. Excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flanfl (548) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2016
Deep brown body, small brown head. Aroma of molasse, burned sugar, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, blackcurrent, vanilla, licorice, alcohol fusel, bourbon like, some wood. Flavours of molasse, licorice, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol fusels, dried fruits. Long licorice, woody, vanilla, choclate and warm finish. Long molasse aftertaste with some bitterness. Creamy body, low carbo. Outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (257) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2016
12oz bottle - pours a thick midnight black with a very thin brown head. Great aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, licorice, black currant and bourbon like booziness. Intense and delicious flavors of roasted/charred grain, dark chocolate, molasses and some anise liqueur.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2047) - PORTUGAL - FEB 19, 2016
355cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Molasses, leather, cocoa, dark chocolate, wood, liquorice, raisins and roasted aroma. Soft carbonation and full body. Taste is quite complex with a lot of flavours rushing in. But more on the sweet side. Overall, a fantastic beer that has nothing lil’.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (638) - POLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Bardzo dobry, słodko-czekoladowo-śliwkowy porter w wersji hard. Myślę że w Polsce uplasowałby się gdzieś w połowie stawki :)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (211) - FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Calm, no foam. Fruity. Syrup! Extra full and sweet body. Luscious. Smooth. Thick and boozy, yet elegant. Xmas. Dessert delight.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1509) - Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Deep black with a tan head. Licorice and burnt sugars lend a delicious complexity to this beer. High alcohol dries up the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Jet black, treacle pour with a thin lace. Strong roasted malt, boozy aroma. Flavour of fruit, chocolate, winter berry, liquorice and cherries. Silky texture Sweet and boozy.


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