saxo (12773) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice creamy tan head with good duration. Color is pitch black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, rich chocolate, licorice, bitter hops and has a long bitter finish. Full bodied.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is dark chocolate, ripr fruit, vanilla. The appearance is jet black, dark tan head, which doesnít hang very long, and an oily lacing on the glass. The flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, dark ripe fruit. The finish is wood, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, light booze. Booze is wel hidden considering. Thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ MJís place. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Plum, fig, dark fruity, dark chocolate, light coffee aroma. Dark chocolate cake, fudge, vanilla, black cherry flavor. Velvety mouthfeel. Not overly sweet. Cool beer.
Finhead (1031) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is roasted with strong alcohol. It has a medium body with chewy texture and soft carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a slightly bitter, alcohol finish.
Rrauth (893) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark rich creamy. Mild coffee. Black and brown head. Nice but doesn't pop for me.
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reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with chocolate and dark fruits and light roasted grains. Taste is a roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty and raisin sweetness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Very well balanced brew which teases and pleases the palate. Highly recommended.
Bamsen78 (1952) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ TÝrst, NYC. Pours cloudy very dark brown with creamy tan head. Dark aroma of caramel malt, toffee and roast. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel and alcohol with touches of coffee, chocolate and roast. Heavy finish of alcohol and caramel. Well-balanced and menorable. Good.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky black pour, wit a thick, frothy, dark tan head - intense but balanced nose of cocoa, espresso, light vinous notes, even some berry-ish fruitiness (raspberries, cranberries) - smells like a decadent raspberry chocolate cake - low, soft carbonation - sweet, for sure,, but tempered by deep roastiness and a late acidity that makes it seem drier than it actually is - rich flavors of bittersweet chocolate - slick, oily mouthfeel - some vinous character, raspberry - some tobacco notes in the finish - intense but wonderfully balanced - awesome beer.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated June 10 2013. Inky chocolate and roast / roasted nut / nut oils, plenty of dark red and brown fruit / figs / plum. Nicely on the dry side compared to many 11% porter / stout. Wonderfully savory and rich, medium to high bitterness but thankfully malt-forward in the nose. Cleanly fermented and the lively natural carbonation (?) provides bitter, nearly salty, delectable fudge cake savoriness. Quality cocoa. Sugary and chewy but seemingly dry given carbonation and acid and bitterness. The carbonation is quickly effervesced and it becomes more chewy black cherries or bitter cranberries or maybe craisins. But I donít judge it by its character when flattened . Lively fresh pours? Oh my.
Habanero (1862) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing and brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A great porter.