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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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.

italianjohn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2561) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Black pour thin beige to tan head .. poured out thick and oily .... aroma is slightly boozy and of black licorice, dark chocolate .... taste is of vanilla, dark chocolate, black licorice and a little bitter hop bite with a bit of dark fruit to it as well ... mouthfeel is thick and oily .... dry and abv is hidden well .... finish is simple and dry with a lingering bittersweetness .... not bad stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nsanders (789) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown with a light brown lasting head. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, biscuit and marshmallow. Oreo cookie flavor with a dry roast finish. Heavy body with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle @ Vinoble, Odense. Pours black with a creamy Brown head. Sweet honey and hard roast. Soy and syrup. Slick and oily. Great sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Aroma is lots of dark fruit, raisins, sweet malt, complex. Appearance is dark brown, dark khaki head, poured pretty thick. Taste is crazy, complex, starts with dark fruit and finishes with roasted malt. Burnt caramel, maybe. Getting some vanilla after it lingers. Real nice. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation and lots of flavor. Overall, this is very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (912) - CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Appearance: opaque black with one finger of dense mocha head demising gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: boozy dark fruit, liquorice, coffee, burnt sugar. (7/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: full slightly oily body, low carbonation, warming bitter finish. (4/5) A little hot initially, but it mellows nicely as the taste buds numb. OK, that may be a little unfair - it’s actually a pretty smooth imperial porter, but the ABV presence is certainly emphatic, verging on solvent. Decent complexity of flavours on the nose and the tongue. Definitely not subtle. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (714) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with tan creamy head. Aroma has tobacco, very sweet, brown burn sugar, raisins, sherry and port. Taste is sugary, puddersukker, port, dark fruits, dark rich chocolate, cocoa, coffee, chocolate milk. Malty and fudge. Finish is malty and toasty and full creamy body. Dry cocoa powder. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Aromat fajny: słody karmelowe, kakao kawa, troche lukrecji. Smak: gładki o kremowej konsystencji, słodka czekolada, lekkie gorzkie nuty kawy, i wiśnie.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (9728) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
355ml bottle. Dakr black pour, nail polish remover/acetone int eh aroma, flavor is same but worse, epic mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1858) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle from bishops. Pours coffee black with leather tan head and minimal lacing. Nose is vanilla. Flavours of vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate dark fruit. Taste is huge sweet and big bitter. Full creamy mouth with medium carbonation. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (693) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
No aroma but very smooth taste. Hints of chicory. Wife tastes licorice. Little head. Once again, smooth. A dangerous 11.5% beer. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an inky black beer that pours with a large foamy dark brown head which unfortunately rapidly disappears. It has a very rich cherry, plum and vanilla flavour, oak and leather notes with more boozy sweet red fruit on the oily finish. Pretty good but a bit to high in its ABV for me. However drinking it on day 2, it has a slightly smoother edge to the flavours. Better.

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