Jerre (2221) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 355 cl. (bought @ Mi Orge Mi Houblon)
Very black color with a beige head. Aroma strong roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Full body.
Taste bitter, roasted malts, dark fruits, and hops.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Viscous black pour with a tan head that fades quickly. Hearty roasted malt aroma. Toffee and dark chocolate follow along, but there is a definite hop presence as well. Very faint dark fruit smell, and a bit of alcohol too. My first impression of the flavor is burnt toast. Some bitter chocolate and mild hop kick, maybe a hint of coffee. Bitterness and alcohol mark the long aftertaste. Palate is smooth and slick. Decent overall I suppose, but too much bitterness and alcohol flavor for my liking.
rubbishystuff (1563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt coffee smell and bitter burnt taste. Quite hoppy. A little soy sauce in the flavor. Also a slightly odd flavor that I couldnít place. That being said it wasnít bad but Iím not super crazy about this. Serving: Bottle
DiarmaidBHK (2266) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a thin khaki head from draft. Slight hints of coffee on the nose. This is a big beer and makes no attempt to hide it. Lots of alcohol on the tongue. Not impressed.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprising hop bitterness. FULL bodied and dark brown closer to black. Small head and a lot of carbonation. Its aggressive.
dinkle50 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For a porter, I thought this had too much hops and wasnít balanced enough. Heavier on carbonation than I expected. Not terrible, but Iíve had better.
khhoeie (38) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was recommended to me at thr liquor store with the description "this is asphalt". A good description for a good beer.
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lweiberg (95) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 Not bad but certainly not dank and worthy as a tribute to HST. Fairly thin and incomplete, like the other Flying Dog beers that Iíve tried, but ya gotta love that Ralph Steadman artwork. Got a 4-pack of this stuff for $4.99 plus tax; this liquor store was selling 24-bottle cases for $14-something plus tax and sixers (aside from this style) for $4.99, too. I never would have guessed that it was 9.5% BAV since I didnít get much of a buzz off a bottle. Nice bottle, though, if youíre a collector.
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty strong and smokey. A bit of chocolate also shows up in this black colored brew. I donít get the hops that are promoted but if you are into the smoke beers, this one is for you.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slightly bitter, roasted chocolate/coffee flavored porter. This beer came with high expectations, but came away drinking like your run of the mill porter, no where near as good as Ten Fidy or some of my other favorites.