beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the February Northern California Beer Tasting. This porter pours a deep black color with hints or red from the bottle. Small sized beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and licorice. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty and chocolate. There is definite licorice/anise flavor here as well. The hops are floral and earthy. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours brown with thin off white head. yeasty aroma with some baker’s chocolate. flavors yeasty, dry chocolate.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled by bottle at West Lake View Tasting. Pours a light brown color with a thin head. Light nose of chocolate caramel toffee and alcohol. Flavors of brown sugar and a touch of chocolate. Watery body with bakers chocolate in the finish. ok overall.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NorCal Feb ’08 - First, a big thank you to Phil_L for hauling this beer from across the pond to bring to our local tasting. It was quite the welcome addition. An interesting aroma and flavor profile on this beer. One of the few beers that I got big anise aroma and flavor in the beer. The beer pours out a deep blood red, nearly black color with a good khaki head to it. Aroma was anise, chocolate, and light roast. Mouthfeel was smooth, with a nice about of carbonation. Flavor was roasty, toffee, with a nice dose of chocolate. Some subtle vinous notes crept in as it warmed up a bit. Overall, a very nice porter.
DavidGreen (2) - Castres-Gironde, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. heavy liquorice aroma with plenty of roasted malt. Clear and a sparkling autumn brown in colour. Initial flavour was both fruity and bitter, heavy after taste of liquorice. Reasonably complex.
An improvement on the original Firkin brew by a brewer that knows what he is doing
jerohen (1995) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear dark brown coloured, small dying brown head. Liquorice dominates the aroma, some roasted malts. Some lactic notes and a very bitter flavour, which really takes some getting used to. After half a glass i started to appreciate this beer a bit more, but overall i think it lacks complexity.
Fin (7410) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival 12-10-07 I’d drank about two thirds of this beer before I really started to enjoy it, the Brewdog Riptide which I’d just had beforhand lefts its intense flavour in my mouth for ages, I only really got to grips with this towards the end. Poured dark brown, fruity with nice bitterness, subtle liquorice flavours.
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet liqurice, sweet notes and apples. A flavor of apples, sweets and liqurice.
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Pear, plastic, roast and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Strong roast flavor with "gunpowder", roast, licorice and salmiac. Hint of salt. Tasty brew with some complexity.
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest ’07. Dark brown with cream head. Fruity, but not particularly deeply flavoured strong porter. Some blackberry with touches of wood smoked pine, but also a sourish note on the finish, like a lactic acid flavour. Its reasonable.