BrewTom (430) - - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly light & hoppy for a porter (more like a black IPA?). Aroma of caramel & raisin. Fresh spicy, sweet hops at first eventually giving way to a dark roast coffee finish. A crazy concoction!
Rated by BrewTom
eduardovl (1067) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle as picture poured in it’s own glass at "Pinguin zem Bier-Huus": A very nice Beer house in Basel.
A: Bottle art is simply great! A cool reference to the crazy H.S. Thompson. The beer itself is also beautiful: A completely opaque black liquid. Creamy medium very brown head. Medium retention and some lacings left
S: Smell is a mix of smoked roasted malts with earthy-grassy-piny hops. Also dark chocolate and coffee
T: Roasted malts. Notes of caramel and coffee. Earthy and grassy hops. Quite bitter (85 IBUs). Practically no alcohol could be felt despite the considerable ABV
M: Medium and bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. A little little bit sweet upfront followed by an immense earthy and citric bitter aftertaste
D: Very drinkable and tasty beer. Very good example of American imperial stout
[ BA Review @ 2/3/2010 ]
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with the typical quite massive, lightly beige foam of its style. Aromas of hops, roasted malts and dark chocolate. A full, particularly rounded taste with more sweetness than expected but very much well balance with the roast, the hops adding another angle in the aftertaste. Not much alcohol in the taste compared to most other porters/stouts of 9°. Overall an excellent brew, really happy to have tried it!
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from giant eagle. Nose is cocoa and malt. Very smooth and alcohol bite is just covered by the malt. Sweet burst in there but not over the top. Very well balanced and pretty awesome.
Sjohnh (430) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good. Superb mouthfeel; luscious full body with just the right amount of carbonation. Black, with a big coffee head, though it didn’t last very long. Roasted malt and burnt treacle aroma. Great balance of flavours - the malt smoothing out the alcohol, with a background of vanilla and nut, and dark fruit right at the back.
Iznougut (9) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
El disseny es guapo te un color fosc i no fa gaire olor, un punt de gas i un paladar suau, no es troba l’alcohol
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of chocolate and hints of berry. Fairly sweet in the beginning with a slight bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden by the strong malty backbone.
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, mocha head, its not going anywhere. Smells of coffee, chocolate, nuts. Taste starts of hazelnut, chocolate, jumps into a strong espresso with a lingering hop bitterness. Very rich, very smooth.
jackafholmes (661) - - SEP 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a shop in york. Pours dark brown and settles black with a creamy tan head. Smells of dark fruit and malts with liquorice a touch of coffee. Taste is smoky and rich malts, with lychee bitterness from the hops. Prickly carbonation but doesn’t kill the full bodied oil. Pretty special stuff.
gwebber (10) - - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birrone dal l'odore forte di liquirizia e caffè, impegnativo da quasi 20 gradi, non me bevi più di due