BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty malt aroma. A very roasty taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Very Nice.
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
flying dog master piece, great malty taste with a bit of hop taste afterwards, body if full and you can taste chocolate in it. very smooth and hi alc beer for sure. excellent and does Gonzo proud
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of violet, coffee, burnt caramell, Black, Tast of coffee, choccolate bitterness, Creamy, but slightly too much spirit
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours dark black with a very thin brown head. Powerful notes of coffee and licorice in the nose, with a fine hopping. strong aroma. Creamy mouth feel and the flavor has notes of black chocolate, roasted malt and licorice. full body, average tporter carbonation, long finish with high bitterness from Cascade hops. A light hint of alcohol is felt and warms you well. It becomes better as it warms. After all a very fine beer, even though I hoped better
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aroma, appealing appearance and a wonderful taste! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
Jahe (108) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick Brown head. Aroma, roasted malt, Coffe, and tropical fruit. Taste roasted malt and Coffe and a long roasted taste. Nice palate
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with red edges and a medium brown head. For some reason, it smells ’red’ to me (or maybe ’burgundy’). Enoumously sweet and rich coffee-malt flavour and a large bitter hop finish. Very smooth in the mouth. Brutal, yet complex. Very nice.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Almost like an imperial stout in the complexity of flavor and high ABV. I picked up a 4 pack months ago and wanted to add my rating. Need to have this one again soon.
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark brown almost black with a small light brown head. Aromas of sweet dark dried fruits, cherry, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet smoke, berries, roasted malts, oak, slight chocolate, with a touch of bitter hops to finish it off.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It is alright but I can’t get excited. I just don’t like porters. Sorry. Overly strong flavor, overly strong color. If you are a porter lover knock yourself out!