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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


ColaKid's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColaKid (70) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bloody good beer. Not everyoneís cup of tea (well beer, rather) and just one does the trick as itís at a whopping 11.5%!!! A nice complex winter beer with massive flavour, like nothing you would get in a standard porter. Well done you crazy Danish/American bastards!!!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewTom (366) - - FEB 28, 2015
Pours with a thick caramel coloured head. Fruity molasses aroma. This beer has incredible depth & flavour - like a liquid chocolate fondant with a thick, caramel finish. Rated by BrewTom

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3158) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a reasonable mocha head. Aroma: Very deep and dark with a distinct savoury (beef broth/gravy) note, a little dark chocolate, molasses, light licorice, boozy, dark cherries, a bit peppery, after a while that savoury note disappears and the more common Impy Stout/Porter notes shine. Palate: Medium-full body, slightly aggressive carbonation, syrupy. Flav.: Lots of deep/dark malt, molasses, dark chocolate, a little black coffee, alcohol, un-fermented syrup, sweet; quite sweet with decent bitterness, plenty of alcohol and a dark chocolate, cacao, under-fermented thing.

Not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1213) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Janeís Beer Store, Mountain View, CA. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee. Super dense taste of dark fruit, molasses, and some roasted grains. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (971) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Sweet, big porter. Black pour, minimal khaki head. Chocolate, coffee, earthy aroma. Taste was really sweet, slightly fruity sweet. Coffee was abound as well. Light bit of booze. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1199) - CROATIA - FEB 16, 2015
On tap at TÝrst, Brooklyn. Pours dark brown with lasting brown head. Roasted, malty, chocolate aroma. Sweet, roasted chocolate flavor with dry bitter finish. Full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aromas are earthy with coal and rich coffee. Nutty with cola and peppery alcohol. Oily with dark toffee and blackberries. Floral with tobacco and dark cherries. Dark chocolate with toffee and medicinal notes. Flavours are sweet toffee and bittersweet dark chocolate with berries and cherry cola. Rich coffee with peppery alcohol and an oily palate. Some hints of smoky meatiness with earthy soy. Spicy on the finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (905) - - FEB 8, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are sweet with dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (40) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, heavy and velvety on the palate, minimal carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredfa (15) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - FEB 7, 2015
Negra igual cafť. Melhor porter que jŠ tomei. DulÁor prevalecendo sobre amargor. Alcool bem inserido. Sů se sente quando levanta da cadeira. Recomendada.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (366) - - FEB 7, 2015
Agreed itís a porter with the punch of a barley wine. A strong dry malt with dried fruits, chocolate and coffee in a dark, oily flow of alcoholic warmth.


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