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RATINGS: 468   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 lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


fidelis83's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2075) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Oily black pour with a 1-2 finger, creamy, caramel brown head. Aroma is huge on roast, some dark caramel, chocolate, wet granite, a little earth and grassy, light citrus and pine hops. Flavor starts of with a deep complex roastiness, nothing else to like it to at first, just a great application of roasted malt, after a little bit some other flavors come in dark chocolate, burnt sugar, sweet caramel malt, caramel malt grains (pre mashing), sweet, tree fruit esters, some sweet bread spice, molasses and pine hops. Heavy body with a creamy to syrupy entry, light carbonation and slightly more syrupy, but still creamy then off dry finish. Really fantastic stuff.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2203) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Rich, boozy, roasty, malty, sweet aroma. Tastes similar, rich, boozy, roasty, malty, sweet, slight coffee.

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 (3160) - 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 (1216) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Jane’s 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 (980) - 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 (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 16, 2015
On tap at Tørst, 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 (8478) - 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 (906) - - 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 (42) - 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 (16) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - FEB 7, 2015
Negra igual café. Melhor porter que já tomei. Dulçor prevalecendo sobre amargor. Alcool bem inserido. Só se sente quando levanta da cadeira. Recomendada.


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