Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite porters now, so rich, lots of flavours, chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee to name but a few. Creamy on the palate with alcohol very well masked. Nice!
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolat, café. Bonne balance des gouts. Corps moyen. Alcool peu présent. Mais il manque un peu d’agressivité ŕ mon gout.
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 poured motor oil black...nice 2 finger head that dissipated pretty quick. Smells wonderful of the roasted malts.
Can taste the hops - not bitter at all. Taste of dark malt and really picking up a chocolate, coffee flavor. finish a bit stout due to the alcohol bite, but is by no means overwhelming. Wonderfully flavorful beer and one that i will definitely have to get again.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 Really solid imperial. Nice smooth aroma. What I’ve found is that it gets better when it gets warm. Go figure. The bottle design is a big perk.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I took one for the team since i enjoy hunter s. thompson’s work, but oh goodness... not only is it thick as corn syrup, but it was very heavy of thick tan head. thank goodness i only need 2 ounces to rate a beer... hahaha.. thanks to irishboy for this beer!
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, flowery hops, alcohol, coffee, ripe fruit, and caramel in the aroma. Pretty close to black with a thin tan head. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors balanced with pronounced resiny hops, solid hop bitterness, moderate roast character. Full-bodied and creamy with fine carbonation.
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
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
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