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RATINGS: 500   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle at Delirium. Dark and roasty, black treacle, caramel aroma. Taste is similar, lots of booze, full roast, coffee but also something creamy. Fruity and boozy. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
Complete black color with a fine beige head. Nice lacing. Rich aroma with wood, chocolate and coffee. Thick oily body with a soft carbonation. Rich flavor with chocolate, coffee, wood and molasses. Tasty little devil.
[Bottle from Mikkeller and Friends Bottleshop in Copenhagen, Denmark]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle: Pitch black pour with a smooth, burnt tan head that lathers up nicely & perches itself up top for a while. Big aroma of chocolate candies, burnt brown sugar, molasses, cookie dough, black cherries, hints of coffee, roasted malt, raisins, mild sweet cream, sticky caramel, & a touch of alcohol. Wow, lots going on. Flavor is very sweet up front. Huge residual brown sugar, toffee, caramel, & chocolate bursting at the seams. Underlying notes of roast, soy sauce, prunes, licorice, & mild ash lead into a chocolate brownie & molasses finish, stroked with a large ping of alcohol heat. Creamy body. A big beer, an intense beer. Perhaps just a touch on the overly sweet side at times, but otherwise this is pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
A malty big alchohol taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Continues (60) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (360) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2015
12 oz. bottle, opaque black, mahogany head fades. Aroma raisin and molasses, metal, cherry, soy. Taste is maraschino cherries, dried plums, molasses, coffee, spice, tobacco, roasted barley. Palate is rich, not syrup, carbonation moderate. This is sweet, but roasty with a bitter finish, and the transition is very nice, layered and changing. Best thing I’ve had in days. It is a tad hot. Time in the cellar might turn this into something amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (459) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 4, 2015
Black opaque color, brown head. Aromas of liqourice, chocolate, roasted notes. Taste is really nice and sweet, with plums, raisins, chocolate, some roasted, maybe some smoke. Aftertaste is sweet and long. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille, au Saint-Bock (Montréal, QC) gracieuseté du serveur. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #6059)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4540) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
(draught) black colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of cherries, toasted malts and ash, with a hint of brown sugar, some very light peat smoke, lots of sugar icing, alcohol, banana and müsli. flavour is mostly roasted malts and cornflakes, very boozy, with notes of fudge, light milk chocolate, treebark and coffee. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.


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