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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2270) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (488) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle (12oz) Dark brown with little head. Dark fruit, dark chocolate with some bitter ness in the end. Full bodied, light carbonation. Some coffee too seems to l inger.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fullpintofbeer (67) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Brew Bristol. Appearance: medium brown head, very dark brown colour, almost black. Aroma: dry plums, coffee, vanila, dark chocolate, roast. Taste: sweetness of fruits, then bitterness of coffee and chocolate, amazing! Palate: full bodied, thick, long finish, well balanced, although a bit of alcohol, average carbonation. Overall: Wow! Very drinkable, fantastic beer, love it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (1715) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, licorice, light vanilla sweet notes, molasses, sweet caramel. Taste is very sweet, toffee, molasses, sweet, licorice. Very sweet, but balanced and very drinkable. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2424) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from whole foods. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, wood, roast, and molasses. Medium-full bodied. Sweet, fruity, roasty, and a little spiced tasting. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crim (94) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Aromat fajnie wylezakowanego porteru bałtyckiego, ciemne owoce czekolada, lekko kwaskowa i palona kawa, cukierki truflowe W smaku gładkie i słodkie, czekoladowe, posmak ciemnych owoców, wyraźnej kwaśnej/palony kawy i czekolady, bardzo cukierkowy charakter Podsumowując przypomina mi w charakterze ciechana porter, ktory tak z rok poczekał na degustacje, raczej nie czuć alko jak na 11,5%

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Nice brownish black pour. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/tobacco. Didn’t seem 11.5 ABV, alcohol is well masked. Big flavor on this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Draft into a tulip. Deep opaque, black brown. Strong aroma of molasses and espresso beans. Quite bitter, some sweetness. Hints of some spice. Quite upfront alcohol. Quite heavy, very oily mouthfeel. Lots of acidity. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (363) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours black with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Flavors are coffee, dark fruit, vinous tones, black chocolate. molasses and bready notes. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Boozy. Very malty. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfredvik (1616) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
Thy body is black as a starless night, thy head may be lil’ but... oh, whatever... the small brown head sticks around for some time before it ends up as a partially covering film. Inviting and strong aroma of chocolate, dark caramel and other dark roasted malty notes. In the back I get sweet dark dried fruits, leather and liquorice, and some faint vinous hints of alcohol. Delicious and intense flavour of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, chocolate sauce, roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Some well integrated notes of cognac-like alcohol dwell in the background, along with vanilla and traces of black currants. The taste is moderate sweet, with a fairly heavy bitter, everlasting finish. Full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. A marvellous brew!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed a decade before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1011) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
02/19/14 12oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin, film of a head. Aroma has great notes of dark roasted malts, caramel, slight smoke, and faint coffee. Taste is bitter but with a solid sweetness. Roasted malts, hints of pine and resin, caramel, dark sugar, and a coffee bitter ending. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy in the mouth with a full carbonation. Overall a really nice, high abv beer. Lots of roasted malts, caramel, smoke, and caramel.


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