Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12 oz. Black color with a large light brown head that diminished slowly. Full complex aroma of roasted malt, smoky with alcohol . Full body with a creamy texture. Full malt, toffee and coffee with a long finish with a hoppy bitter bite. Clearly a Flying Dog version of a porter.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of burnt coffee. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Nice.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malziger Antrunk, vorerst noch überschaubar. Im Mittelteil kräftiger, nur minimal röstig, vollmundig, etwas schokoladig. Süßlich, schokoladig-sanft, ausgewogen, etwas scharf alkoholisch. Die Malzigkeit setzt sich weiter fort und bleibt auf angenehmem Level, im Abgang brotig. /11/11/11/5/11
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a nougat-colored, huge and creamy head. The aroma is powerful with notes of roasted malt, sweet coffee and licorice. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted coffee, berries, licorice and a very light bitterness. It’s nice, powerful and a yummi treat... 2481
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: A 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer is pretty much black and has a very fluffy tan colored foam that stays around forever.
S: The aroma is somewhat disappointing. Coffee, roasted malt, some mild chocolate.
T: The primary flavors in this one are the same as the nose: coffee and roasted malt. There is also a bitterness on the finish that could be due to the malts or the hops.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate as well.
D: Despite the fact that this beer is nearly 10% alcohol, the booze is quite well hidden until it really warms up.
This is a good beer, just not great. I’m glad I picked one up to try, but nothing terribly special.
gunnfryd (9950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, fruit, chocolate. Flavour is roasted, coffee, hop, fruit, chocolate. bitter finish.
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 "We were somwhere around Salisbury on the edge of Connecticut when the alcohol began to take hold."
A delicious porter here. Strong and rich, the brew is dark with a thick, creamy head. Very malty. Some coffee flavor. Nice and heavy.
Update: I’ve now, two years later, had about ever version of this beer possible, including bottle, draught (normal), cask, and last night nitro. Each time no let-downs. FD has definitely done some good here.
Rasmus40 (9881) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a fast disappearing brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. I had this side by side with the barrel aged version. Brilliant. 150909
chrisv10 (9870) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Dark brown body with brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and hops.
bierkoning (9836) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 LCRBM2: Roast and blackcurrant in both aroma and flavor. Coffee spotted in the flavor. Hopbitterness clearly present. Sweet, but well balanced.
Bottle@home: almost black and opague. Red berries and chocolate in the aroma. Chocolate, licorice and red berries in the flavor. Thinnish, but very flavorful. herbal hops coming up in the aftertaste. Nice one, surprisingly easy to drink.