zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at DSG’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours an opaque brown to black with a nice brown to beige head, aroma of coffee, roast, white chocolate, caramel, flavor of wood, smoke, apple sourness, cork, coffee, hoppy bitterness, some cherry sourness, full bodied, very nice
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Una robust porter veramente impressionante! Tanto corpo, tanto cioccolato e una bella botta di caffé finale ad equilibrare il tutto.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th May 2012
Bottle from Olbutikken. Opaque black beer with a thick dark tan head. Soft viscous palate. Semi dry. Smooth rich dark malt. A whisper of roast. Traces of coffee and licorice. Mild lacto glues it all together. Finishes soft and smooth and dry. Licorice and coffee linger on. Nice porter - soft and drinkable.
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at DSG’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours black, opaque, tan frothy head. Earthy, sweet liquorm truffle aroma, tastes a little alcoholic, spicy - mainly black pepper, mildly bitter. Medium body, unpleasant muddy finish, lively carbonation.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with great thanks to the wolf. Pours a very dark brown with smallish cream coloured head. Nice aromas of roasted grain, creamy milk chocolate and some alcohol. Really good. Flavours show this sweetness before a decent bitter finish thanks to the roasted grain. Medium slick mouthfeel. Really nice beer.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Ryan with Hair, thanks! Very dark brown color, dark brown head. Aroma of slightly boozy, slightly sour coffee. Taste is rich chocolate dipped in French roast coffee. Very nice.
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at home. Thanks Pundarquartis for this bottle! Black with a huge brown head. Aroma of burnt malt, some coffee, spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with heavily roasted malt, some coffee beans, light smokiness and spices. Finishes bitter and spicy. Medium to full-bodied.
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle [from trade with Fonefan] @ home. Pitch black color, full sized medium brown head that lasts and leaves a fair lacing. Smell dark and roasted malts, earth, bitter, coffee. Taste dark and roasted malts, light to moderately coffee, hint of moccha, slightly earthy and medium bitterness, but mostly a balanced roastyness. Very nice! Bitter finish with a slight moccha and coffee hint guiding the roastyness. Medium to full carbonation, full body, medium oily texture. Ahh whatever ;) Just a great beer!
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks fonefan! Very black, small head. Blueberry and licorice together sith salt and tar in the nose. Intense and full bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. More blueberries later, togather with tobacco and white pepper. Long salty bitterness. Solid, full flavoured and well made in every aspect.
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33 cl, courtesy of Papsø, thanx. Thick and black brew with a nice creamy, mostly lasting dark brownish head. Aroma is dark : Dark sugar, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark fruits, dark rhum, licorice dark flowery hops, very enticing, layer upon layer of aroma. Flavor is deep and sweet, mellow roast, licorice, dark dries fruits, flowery hops, burned medium bitter malty finish and weightless aromatic hops on top of it all. Long lingering, dry finish. Well hidden alcohol.