musinj6 (420) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark black with red tine with thin red/tan head that is small with thin lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and dark fruits. Mildly sweet up front with some booziness to balance it out toward the end. Medium to full bodied, creamy with soft carbonation. Long, bitter/boozy finish. This is a good porter
maximet (102) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black, no light going through, with a tiny mocha lacing. Quite complex, molasses, ripe dark fruit, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, dark caramel. Taste is mainly sweet, a little bitterness to balance everything greatly. Creamy with a medium to full body, everlasting aftertaste.
robertbenedict (1) - CLEVELAND, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep, dark, sweet aftertaste. Nice alcohol bite. I can only drink 1, but this is more like food than libation.
luttonm (2546) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle in Seattle. Dark but not too thick, and a small tan ring head. Molasses and soy on nose, rich body is sweet with fruit and dry bitter chocolate. Some roastiness, and dry-bitter hop bite is terrific, balancing the sweet fruit and alcohol. Tasty big beer.
shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
furthur (276) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tectactoe (2509) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Tsekouratos (384) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Dense and very dark with beige head. Full body, very sweet, medium bitterness. A bit smoked, dark roasted sugar in taste.
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.