Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taps rich coffee sable with a fair tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, coffee, and barleywine-like fruity tones. Flavor presents roast malt, coffee, woody, fruity, and subtle semi-sweet chocolate notes. Body is firm, fizz is OK. Get a lil’ B in your tummy.
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2016 Total Score: 4
Pours deep sable with a thick and persistent tan head. Aroma is not strong, but presents promising toasty malt, fruity and woody notes. Flavor delivers more than what the aroma promises - molasses, roast malt, slightly charred hops, hints of pear and licorice. And a sneaky alcohol bite. Mouthfeel features firm, viscous body and good fizz. No lil’ beer, a worthy one.
jsnicholas (519) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz) Dark brown with little head. Dark fruit, dark chocolate with some bitter ness in the end. Full bodied, light carbonation. Some coffee too seems to l inger.
Fullpintofbeer (210) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brew Bristol.
Appearance: medium brown head, very dark brown colour, almost black.
Aroma: dry plums, coffee, vanila, dark chocolate, roast.
Taste: sweetness of fruits, then bitterness of coffee and chocolate, amazing!
Palate: full bodied, thick, long finish, well balanced, although a bit of alcohol, average carbonation.
Overall: Wow! Very drinkable, fantastic beer, love it!
MrOrla (2243) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, licorice, light vanilla sweet notes, molasses, sweet caramel. Taste is very sweet, toffee, molasses, sweet, licorice. Very sweet, but balanced and very drinkable. Nice
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from whole foods. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, wood, roast, and molasses. Medium-full bodied. Sweet, fruity, roasty, and a little spiced tasting. Very good.
crim (134) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat fajnie wylezakowanego porteru bałtyckiego, ciemne owoce czekolada, lekko kwaskowa i palona kawa, cukierki truflowe
W smaku gładkie i słodkie, czekoladowe, posmak ciemnych owoców, wyraźnej kwaśnej/palony kawy i czekolady, bardzo cukierkowy charakter
Podsumowując przypomina mi w charakterze ciechana porter, ktory tak z rok poczekał na degustacje, raczej nie czuć alko jak na 11,5%
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brownish black pour. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/tobacco. Didn’t seem 11.5 ABV, alcohol is well masked. Big flavor on this beer.
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft into a tulip. Deep opaque, black brown. Strong aroma of molasses and espresso beans. Quite bitter, some sweetness. Hints of some spice. Quite upfront alcohol. Quite heavy, very oily mouthfeel. Lots of acidity. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Flavors are coffee, dark fruit, vinous tones, black chocolate. molasses and bready notes. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Boozy. Very malty. Nice.
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thy body is black as a starless night, thy head may be lil’ but... oh, whatever... the small brown head sticks around for some time before it ends up as a partially covering film. Inviting and strong aroma of chocolate, dark caramel and other dark roasted malty notes. In the back I get sweet dark dried fruits, leather and liquorice, and some faint vinous hints of alcohol. Delicious and intense flavour of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, chocolate sauce, roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Some well integrated notes of cognac-like alcohol dwell in the background, along with vanilla and traces of black currants. The taste is moderate sweet, with a fairly heavy bitter, everlasting finish. Full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. A marvellous brew!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed a decade before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]