FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and really complex for a porter. The hops on the palate is a nice surprise. ABV is well masked. I'd almost say this could pass for a black IPA if not for the dryness. Really good!
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Thompson (297) - - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, long time ago thanks to benzai... Black colour....light brown head...Smell and taste malts....dark chocolate...roasty...coffee...nice
SilverfoX (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
resin, caramel, toast, earthy, leaves, coming from a thick creamy head on top of an extremely dark brown body that allows no light through, very bitter, salty. full bodied isnt enough to describe how thick this beer tastes as it goes down! oily creamy, lively, with a long bitter finish, quality stuff! bottle from beers of europe.
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Glug in the Grainger Market Newcastle. Served in a Hoegaarden snifter. Pitch black body, with a smooth dense tan head. Liquorice aroma. From the first sip, I realised I was on to something quite special. Not uncommon roasted malt porter flavours of liquorice and bitter chocolate, coffee and farmyard, but the exceptional depth of flavour and a rich, silky smooth texture mark this one out. Then, there is an astringent hop finish which adds piquancy to the whole experience. Easily the best beer I’ve had for a long while.
Mjp12 (147) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pure luxury in a glass! Always loved the liquorice hit of a porter, then flying dog build it up with a sharp hop finish. Excellent beer.
Frode (92) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Black colour, with brown head. Roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Long aftertaste, with slight bitterness.
ReverendMoon (128) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap. Beautiful big tan head with a black body. Taste is a little too hoppy for me for a porter. Almost like a black creamy IPA. This is an IPA lovers porter.
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gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker glass pour, black with a dark brown head, tastes of chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt with a hint of alcohol, has some bitterness to it but it is nicely balanced
njnut (151) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into shaker glass. A pure black with no light able to come through. Almost brown head, small and fine with good thick lace. Aroma for me is almost pure licorice, with some chocolate and a nice earthiness. A thick one that gives a blast of bitter as it passes the tongue and the alcohol warms as it hits the belly. Alcohol is fairly hidden in the drink and comes out late in the finish. Taste is dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate gaining in licorice late. Body is full, and texture is creamy with soft CO2. Very well done.
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
callmemickey (2252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, medium-sized tan head, soapy lacing. Nose shows grapefruit and piney hops with moderate roast underneath. Flavor flips the profile as earthy roast dominates and is complemented by some piney hop notes. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, moderate bitterness, refreshing finish.