llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour from bottle with no head. Small ring of tan foam around the top. Excellent smell of chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. Taste immediately hits the alcohol but finished with a great roasty malt that lingers. I agree with rustbucket0873, it is very smooth for being so strong.
Good people do indeed drink good beer. HST, you are missed, especially at Super Bowl time.
Christpuncher (543) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best porter I have had. This tastes like a ipa stout combo. Super hoppy and really smooth. Pours dark brown. Had this acre.
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Lightrider (226) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet, chocolate and grains. Taste is warm malt bitters. Finish is pure joy, clean and rich. A great porter!!!
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Pours black with a beautiful mocha head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, wood, fruit. Flavour is surprisingly hoppy, a mix of light citrus/grassy hop flavours and some dark fruits hit you first with a nice bitterness. They then fade into the background whilst some roasted malt, burnt wood and coffee lead into a bitter dark chocolate finish. Not a single hint of alcohol which at 9.2% is some great work. Very impressed!
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark on black ale with a couple fingers of light mocha foam and a good velvety texture. Nice oaty flavor, good dry cocoa and toast flavors. Nice flavor is slightly bitter and charred flavors hide in this alongside coffee. A bit empty bodied with higher carb, which is sharp and a dry finish. This is s a decent beer, but nothing particularly special – can’t see specifically seeking this out.
Serving type: bottle
mstrcrwly (27) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasted almond aroma..poured almost jet black with 2 finger head into pint glass..and was surprised by hoppiness of it..expected more malt from a porter but was nice change..and for 9.2% ABV..went down real easy..alcohol well hidden.
vami (267) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing head, one of the best I’ve ever seen. Very distinct chocolate flavor, then great bitterness. Pitch black. Oily feel. Robust and full. World class.
Erasmus_ro (1071) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, pretty much black, with a dark, wooden tinge. A blanket of latte-colored foam covers the liquid. Roast is quite a bit of roast and salty liquorice. Taste is a lot of roast and coffee, some salty liquorice. Grapefruit on the finish. Good, but nothing surprising.
elbernays (227) - IRELAND - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black, tan head which lasts which is a bonus. The aroma is a bit disarming there?s chocolate coffee but also fruits - cherries, plums. Flavour is burnt coffee, bitter chocolate 80% cacao. It?s strong bitterness leaves a long lasting dry mouth feel. This has a high abv but it is managed well and the alcohol is hidden behind a body that is not overly heavy. This has a lot of complexity and is a very good beer.
CatoKj78 (5) - 4550, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Rosin, brent kaffe, lakris, sjokolade, røstet malt.
Smak: mørk kaffe, litt røyk, mørk sjokolade, litt krydder. Lang kraftig ettersmak.
Trodde først det var en imp Stout da jeg blindtestet.
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IPAgutten79 (205) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farge med fyldig høyt skum i glasset. Aromaen er ikke veldig fremtredende, men behagelig med noe kaffe, mild sjokolade og ristet malt og humle. Over på smak, her er det hint av både kaffe og malt, samt en ganske distinkt, men på ingen måte overveldende smak av sjokolade . Medium tykk konsistens, og litt tørr og bitter i ettersmaken. Ikke så verst! Endelig en øl fra Flying Dog jeg liker godt!