KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown creamy head that had awesome retention, lasting until the end and producing some excellent clingy spotty lacing.
The aroma was nice and robust of a roasted chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, molasses and a quite pronounced scent of alcohol.
The taste was bold and roasty with a sweet acidic malty flavor that had hints of molasses and chocolate at first and then having a nice bitter sweet coffee flavor take hold with a very strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a decently long time letting one enjoy the nice mocha coffee flavor and a nice alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body with the texture being a bit oily yet a little dry towards the end with the carbonation being quite lively.
Overall a nice strong, bold and roasty brew with a good rounding of flavors and a kickin’ alcohol finish.
mikeyo1 (359) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles @ home. Vertical of bottles bought 2011 vs 2015 (BB dates 2013 and 2016).
While 2011 has a medium head, 2015 has a large and large bubbled head. Color is dark brown to black.
2011 A: vinous with cocoa & delicious milk chocolate O’boy, dates, wood and some caramel, dark bread.
2015 A: Roasted smooth maltiness, red fruits, caramel, tropical fruits.
2011 T: Sweet taste with medium carbonation, notes of milk chocolate O’boy up front, red fruits, dates, hints of vanilla & raisins (but not as vinous as aroma). Lingering cocoa and dark bread, earth and a hint of oranges.
2015 T: Roasted and sweet with medium to high carbonation. notes of dark chocolate, raisins, plums. Lingering red fruits, oranges, dark chocolate and a refreshing and assertive grape bitterness.
While i doubt the recipe is exactly the same it’s suffice to say that the 2011 vintage has aged really well and receive the higher score
TEJA (1525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and long lastning brown head. Fresh hoppy aroma but only tiny roasted malt aroma. Mild roasted malt taste and a mild and light body for an imperial porter.
willisread (489) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Aromas of roasted coffee, roasted malts, licorice, toffee and cacao are all present. Bitter on the palate with a touch of sweetness. Great bitter finish.
axl (114) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Brown-black with one finger beige-brown head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, roasted coffee and piny, resiny hops. Nice hop punch in the taste, citrus and grapefruit mostly, followed by roasted malts and coffee. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, some alcohol noticeable.
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alto Amargor. Con olores a chocolate y ron. Sabores a chocolate y alcohol que se nota en boca
murran (302) - - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown body with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with malty tones. Rich taste with a nice bitterness and complex tones.
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Hopmaestro (358) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is slightly burnt malts, strong coffee and hard liquor. Taste is like a porter on steroids, with all the characteristics that apply to that. What I like mainly with this one is that it’s so powerful and tasty, yet balanced and held back, it never tips over to the super-extreme side. The touch of salty licorice that comes in the end is magnificent and when the aftertaste sets in with that subtle bitterness, I touch myself inappropriately.
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the more interesting beers from flying dog. Rich and coffee like heavy and deep black. You should know that it’s gonna bite back. Bottle
FunkyF (280) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med tjockt beige skum. Doft av choklad och vin. Mycket vin i smaken med en del choklad och kaffebeska.
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Love the label. Silly smooth, smoky, coffee, chocolate. Some sweet booziness. Everything you want in a porter.