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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 lilí, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1503) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Mork brun/svart farve med moderat beige skum. Lukt av sjokolade, kaffe, rÝyk og whiskey. Smak av sjokolade, frukt, karamell, malt og kaffe. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1800) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3587) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3881) - 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 thatís the carbonation. Itís too prickly, dimming the fullness of the body, dimming the taste and only revealing itís bitterness in the end. A shame, itís a great starting beer, and still great to drink, but that small issue lowers the overall score unequally bad. (33cl bottle from Saveur BiŤre)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (437) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (228) - MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. A pitch black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of chocolate (the creamy, milky one), caramel and nuts. Taste is bitter with some carbonation and astringency. It has a milky, smooth character. Rich and warming. Aftertaste reminds a little bit of mint. Slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3595) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle at home. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, burnt malts and bready yeast. Flavor is slightly alcoholic, bitter burnt malts, loads of coffee and caramel. Thick body, solid bitterness and nice carbonation. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours black with a generous khaki head. Aromas of chocolate raspberry cake, coffee. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Favors of cake, berries, some twang, medium roast, fruity. Not as good as evil twin yin. But still decent. High boost. Full bodied. Refined and pretty clean. I liked it, just a bit less than the previous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3538) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at SSAN V. Dark brown/almost black pour with brown foam. Aroma is sweet, fruity, chocolaty malt, boozy, very light coffee. Taste is sweet, syrupy, molasses, very light roastiness, pretty fruity actually, caramel. Palate is rich and slick. Too sweet.

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