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RATINGS: 444   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 lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


Fritz123's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Snifter. Very dark, opaque pour. Thick brown mocha head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, roasted malts, nuts. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted peanuts, roasted malts, and dark fruits. Mouth is smooth with a thick lactose. Bitter finish. very well done.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4936) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (285) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
A malty big alchohol taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4616) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Continues (15) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
2014-04-19. Black body with a modest tan head. 3++ Aroma is sort of interesting, I can’t quite put my finger on what is going on here. There is a not quite dusty quality to the malt, and a vaguely fruity character but fruity is the wrong word. Flavour is similarly interesting with soft subtle not quite dusty sweet malt. Whispers of fruity chocolate, dark malt core. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Rich, lovely stuff. On tap at Torst, Brooklyn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
[6266-20140419] Tap. Roasted raisin malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted coffee raisin flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Torst, Brooklyn, NY)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (269) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from Drikkeriget, Viktoriagade. Aroma is strong and sweet. Has a smell of alcohol and a deep tone of chocolate. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste is very smooth. Nice full body with lots of chocolate, malts and some vanilla. Palate has a creamy feeling and fills the mouth nicely. Overall a really nice beer which I dearly recommend.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. APPEARANCE – Pours delightfully black with light tan head. NOSE - very light hint of caramel overtones with some malty sweetness. FLAVOR - out of this world mouth feel and deep rich roasty / bittersweet flavors. truly outstanding porter. NOTES - Drinks WAY smoother than 11.5%

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Black pour with brown 1 finger head. Smokey, chocolately nose. Rich and creamy body. Toasty chocolatey. Heavy in the smoke. Semi dry semisweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (631) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours oily black with tan head. Aroma is roast coffee bean, vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, raisin. Flavour is lactose, bittering chocolate, earth, vanilla, coffee. Wonderful creamy smooth mouthfeel. Slight carbonation. Alcohol burn on way down which let’s it down.


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